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Our YouTube channel is home to a diverse collection of videos, from recaps of our annual CARRE conferences to insights into the importance of our services from clients themselves.

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Our radio show, Safer Transitions, aired on WVON AM 1690 Chicago and covered pressing issues and necessary solutions relevant to reentry and social justice.

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The Social Impact Investment Fund: Because Everyone Deserves a Second Chance

At Safer Foundation, we believe everyone deserves a second chance—especially people with arrest and conviction records. This commitment to helping people reach their true potential and put an end to the cycle of recidivism is what makes us a highly effective organization. But, in order to act on this commitment, we need your help. Safer Foundation has launched an exciting new fundraising initiative, our Social Impact Investment Fund, in recognition of our milestone 50th anniversary. Keep reading to uncover all the details about this initiative, why it was created, and how you can participate.

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Every journey is different. Even the journey down the road to a better future. In celebration of Safer Foundation’s 50th anniversary, we’re sharing some of the incredible stories and successes our clients have achieved throughout our five decades of empowering formerly incarcerated individuals and reducing recidivism.

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Safer Foundation Joins Google Program to Offer Digital Skills Training for People Impacted by Incarceration

In June, Google announced an initiative to help people impacted by incarceration gain digital skills through strategic partnerships and programming.

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What Are Safer Foundation’s Social Enterprises?

At Safer Foundation, we’ve had a tremendous impact on the lives of our clients over the past 50 years, and as we have grown over the decades, so has our ability to serve people. One of the most innovative and effective ways we make a difference is through suborganizations or subsidiaries called social enterprises.

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Donor Profile: Giving Time, Money, and Talents

Howard Tatar has been a Chicagoan his entire life. After graduating law school, he headed up trust departments for major banks like Bank of America. He had long been interested in giving back to his community, but it wasn't until he left his job and started his own banking company, which he still runs, that he finally had the time to commit. And when that time came, he knew just where to turn.

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Workforce Development Partnerships – Why You Should Hire People With Records

For employers who need workers, an excellent way to shore up team resources while helping others with a hand up is through a workforce development partnership. Hiring people with records—justice-involved people—is a way to gain skilled, highly motivated team members who will be grateful contributors to your business.

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Safer Foundation Quad Cities was recognized this past weekend as the 2022 recipient of Rock Island County NAACP’s Image award for Law Enforcement. This year’s Freedom Fund and Image Awards & Youth Academic Scholarship Banquet was held to celebrate individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the communities of Rock Island County.

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