PHOENIX Rising Transitions is a grassroots community-based organization that provides transitional services including education, mentoring and community building with special concern for releasing convicts, formerly incarcerated persons and their families, crime victims and the community at large.
PHOENIX Rising Transitions is a nonprofit organization in the Portland (Oregon) metropolitan area. We work in prisons and the community partnering with those who are incarcerated to make a smooth and successful transition into the community as they are released. Our goal is to transform lives and reduce the likelihood that people will commit new crimes and return to prison. We do this through skill-building and relationship-building, both before and after release from prison.We also aim to transform the community in order to make successful transition more attainable. We do this through community organizing action.
We know that building relationships between those who are incarcerated and members of the community is paramount to successful prison-to-community transition. And new ways of thinking — communication, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills — are essential to deal with the stresses of returning to community life.
We are currently looking for people who have a heart for assisting formerly incarcerated people to transition into mainstream society. Phoenix Rising will train and fit you into a program that will utilize your skills and abilities, so our volunteers will get the most out of their time. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering in the 3 programs listed above!
PHOENIX Rising Transitions is a grassroots community-based organization that provides transitional services including education, mentoring and community building with special concern for releasing convicts, formerly…