PROJECT NEW START

SUPPORTING PEERS WITH BARRIERS TO REENTRY

 

 

About Our Program


Project New Start is a job placement program that offers mental health and legal services for individuals who have experienced incarceration. Our team works together to develop an individualized plan that meets the needs of each participant in overcoming barriers to employment.


Participant Services:


  • Individualized support from a Peer Specialist, a Social Worker, and an Occupational Therapist
  • Legal Aid Assistance
  • Work Readiness Workshops
  • Skills Training in Industrial Arts, Technology & Social Media, and Peer Leadership & Counseling
  • Support in Job Placement
  • Encouraging Social Community


Who Is Eligible


  • Adults (18+)
  • Lived experience of mental illness
  • Have a criminal background or prior incarceration

Training Options



Contact Info


 

For more information:

Contact Melissa Hernandez,

Project Lead:

melissa.hernandez@paintedbrain.org