Residential and non-residential clients of The First 72+ come to us from referrals by the Parole Board, local attorneys, legal organizations, state and federal courts, and direct inquiries from currently incarcerated people and people recently released.
During the first three days we support clients with a ride home from prison, clothes, food, rides to social services offices to get state identification, social security cards, enrollment in public benefits, visits with parole/probation, and healthcare (through the FIT Clinic).
We are able to house up to six men at a time in our transitional house, conveniently located right next door to our office where we run all of our wrap around services and support. Even if we are not able to house someone, we are able to provide ongoing case management, peer-mentorship, reentry legal services, support with small business development, and access to zero interest loans through our Pay it Forward Communal Loan Fund.
Calvin Duncan, Co-Founder and President of the Board of Directors, leaving prison in 2011 – with only one shoe.