Sarasota non-profit highlights issues formerly incarcerated people face trying to reintegrate
A Sarasota non-profit is raising awareness about how difficult it is for people who are returning to society after time away in jail or prison.
Some of the biggest challenges facing the formerly incarcerated include stigma from society, the inability to re-connect with family and friends, finding employment with a livable wage, and dealing with mental health and drug addiction issues, the non-profit says. Project 180 has been trying to help make the transition easier and would like more help from the community.
Project 180, which partners with local businesses to lend a helping hand to formerly incarcerated people, will be holding a symposium to shed more light on the challenges.