This quarter we began working with some individuals being released from the Ohio County Sheriff’s Office who had made parole. We had been working with them on work experience, but we had a couple of them parole to our facility. In doing so, this has allowed us to offer them a second chance at getting introduced back into society and hopefully back on their feet. With the United Way money helping with our shelter program, it allowed the three gentlemen who paroled here a place to come and be an individual and not just an inmate. We were able to help two of them get into housing and one of those two was even allowed to see his kids, in which he hadn’t seen since being incarcerated. It is because of the United Way and its donors that we are able to offer this service to those who are less fortunate in our community.
–The Salvation Army-Wheeling WV