Ignacio House

 

 

 The housing crisis in New York City is especially intense for men and women reentering after years of incarceration. Moving from the deplorable conditions of a prison cell to an overcrowded shelter is not responsible or sustainable.

The answer is to provide a holistic continuity of care for this vulnerable population. Through Ignacio House, we will provide transitional and supportive living for those just coming out of jail or prison who are engaged in studies, followed by access to affordable, permanent housing.

 

 
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our solution

Supportive housing for formerly incarcerated individuals

 

Located in the Bronx, Ignacio House is a house of studies for up to 24 formerly incarcerated individuals. It is the physical manifestation of the Thrive For Life community’s commitment to all people reentering the community from jail or prison. Hospitality, education, and job training are essential to adequately accompany formerly incarcerated individuals. 

Thrive for Life has strategically grounded Ignacio House programming on the successful 20-year history of the Cristo Rey Network’s secondary school paradigm, which combines an extraordinary education with corporate work experience.

Ignacio House is not a shelter.

It is a warm, inclusive, and diverse community of hospitality. All residents respect our home and assist in the upkeep and maintenance of the property.

The house will provide three interdependent services:

 

 
 
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HOUSING

Up to 24 individuals will receive supportive living services, life skills workshops, support groups, and mentoring

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TRANSITIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

Residents will receive scholarships to local universities and colleges to ensure quality educational opportunities

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JOB WORKFORCE TRAINING

Local employers will provide workforce training and job opportunities

 

How you can help

HELP FURNISH IGNACIO HOUSE

 

As we make final preparations for the house, we need your support to ensure it's ready for move-in day.

 

CLICK ON THE REGISTRY OF YOUR CHOICE

 

Click here to access our Bed Bath & Beyond registry

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Linen, Bedding, House ware, Bath Accessories, Cookware and more

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