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To reduce recidivism through reentry programs and social enterprises that empowers the formerly incarcerated, their families and communities.
Freedom House Reentry Education and Employment Corporation (FREE) an Illinois registered not-for-profit organization and 501c3 through it's Get Help App Phone Program has created a platform for mentoring, providing services and support for formerly incarcerated individuals immediately upon release that will provide a better chance for successfully incorporating back into their communities at both the state and county levels.
The Get Help App Phone Program (GHAPP) in it's initial pilot with the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) and four other Illinois agencies, we will provide up to 1000 newly released individuals with a free cell phones, six months of free service through our partnership with Verizon Wireless and access to the Get Help Application.
The Get Help App (c) provides a 24/7 source of support to formerly incarcerated individuals. With the simple push of a button, they are connected to a live trained volunteer mentor for communication via phone call or text messaging or to our 24 hour live resource referral hotline or to an actual licensed clinician and licensed nurse practitioner.