RAAH completed its two year capital campaign to help finance the MPRI/JEHT Pilot Project which is supplying supportive, affordable housing to 20 parolees with mental illness and/or physical disabilities for a two year period immediately following their release from prison. The mission of MPRI (Michigan Prisoner Re-Entry Initiative) is to reduce crime by implementing a seamless plan of services and supervision developed with each offender—delivered through state and local collaboration—from the time of their entry to prison through their transition, reintegration, and aftercare in the community. RAAH, along with the Washtenaw Housing Alliance (WHA), the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation (AAACF), Barrier Busters of Washtenaw County, and EMU (for evaluation services) is raising $289,000 for this project. RAAH raised $50,000 for the project and continues to enthusiastically endorse the work of this innovative project.
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