Grantor Name: U.S. Department of Labor: Pathway Home 3 Grant Program
Program Name: PATHS Reentry Programs
Grant Amount: $3,000,000
Recipient Name: The Televerde Foundation
Overview of Use of Funds: Good Works Grant Writing is ecstatic to congratulate our client, the Televerde Foundation, on being awarded a $3 million “Pathway Home 3” grant from the U.S. Department of Labor for its PATHS (Prepare, Achieve, and Transform for Health Success) Reentry Programs. PATHS offers a three-phased approach to successful reentry and transition through career training and reentry preparation and post-release support. Programming prepares incarcerated Indiana women to successfully enter the global workforce and includes elements related to personal wellness, workplace readiness, employment strategies, financial literacy, lifelong learning, and mentoring. “Pathway Home 3” funding will support PATHS Reentry Programs for four cohorts of 25 at each of the following three sites: Indiana Women’s Prison, Madison Correctional Facility, and Rockville Correctional Facility, for a total of 12 cohorts and 300 women served during the grant period.
Overview of Grant Objective/Impact: The Televerde Foundation provides currently and formerly incarcerated women with the personal and professional development programs necessary to successfully join and advance in the global workforce, thereby providing them opportunity to break the generational cycle of poverty and recidivism and enabling them and their children to achieve their dreams. Of the women who participated in Televerde Foundation’s PATHS Reentry Programs in 2020 and 2021, 95% report employment within sixty days of release, with 0% recidivism. “PATHS Reentry Programs helped restore my confidence and gave me the skills I needed to re-enter the workforce successfully. Being part of this program has completely changed the trajectory of my life, and I will always be eternally grateful for the impact it made.” – C.E., Program Graduate. With “Pathway Home 3” funding, the Televerde Foundation intends to serve 300 women during the grant period and estimates 25-35% of the projected 1,352 women to be released from Indiana’s state prison population annually will be eligible for PATHS Reentry Programs.