Education is key to helping returning citizens move forward with their lives. We collaborate with them to determine where they are and based on their desire to learn, we help them on their future path.
Our ultimate goal is to open a trade school for our returning citizens.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Health and wellness are key to KBDB's services. We see the link between wellness, positivity and a know-better mindset in our returning citizens. KBDB strongly advocates for a healthy lifestyle, and encourages healthy eating and exercise.
CAREER READINESS AND SUPPORT
We work with our returning citizens to assess their abilities and skills. We then provide career development direction and support. We help with resumes and getting ready for interviews.
We accept donations of gently used business and casual attire. Connect with us to schedule pick up by using this contact form here.
Most of all, we encourage our returning citizens through the process of getting their first job after incarceration.
Before they were incarcerated, some of our returning citizens were parents and may not be aware of their rights after leaving prison.
We advise our returning citizens on regaining their rights as parents and how to navigate the system.
We are connected with our community! KBDB Inc leads community clean ups and uses those opportunities to share information about our services and partner with other nonprofits who provide similar support services.
"For the majority of people who have contact with the criminal justice system, crime is not a first choice but a last option."
"Don’t judge people for the choices they make when you don’t know the options they had to choose from."
"People’s emotions are very frayed, ... And returning citizens will often be more irritable dealing with their own issues. People coming back will be under more pressure more stress."
"A winner is a dreamer who never gives up."
"Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."