"What would you do if you found yourself fresh out of prison, a social outcast in a strange city, with nowhere to lay your head?” This is the question reentry service organization Redemption Housing posed in its first ever Day One Challenge, a three-hour immersion into the experience of a person recently released from prison. Starting at Tenth Presbyterian Church in Center City, participants were sent out into the city to experience what it’s like to find employment and educational opportunities, obtain a state ID, and find a place to sleep on their first day out of prison. Afterwards, they were invited to regroup for reflection and discussion. Redemption partnered with other member organizations from the Philadelphia Reentry Coalition for the event.
Read more about the Day One Challenge in the Philadelphia Citizen.