Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $764,509)
Hope Network West Michigan (HNWM) will implement a new program called Reuniting Parents and Kids (RePAK). RePAK will provide pre- and post-release services to men and women in West Michigan with the goal of supporting family reunification and long-term family stability. Services will utilize evidence-based approaches such as Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy classes and will include holistic case management, parent support groups, mentoring, employment assistance and job retention support, and facilitation of family engagement activities. Case management services will also help participants get connected with other community resources as needed, including housing, transportation, childcare, and mental health counseling.