Inside a single-story building across the street from Nicholl Park in Richmond is Men and Women of Purpose, a nonprofit organization that serves those making the transition from jail back into the community. Staffed by people who have gone through similar life journeys, they build relationships with people when they are incarcerated. They will meet anyone who completes an inmate request for them at West County Detention Facility, Marsh Creek Facility, and Martinez Detention Facility.
Men and Women of Purpose also provides assistance on getting a California ID, driver’s license, and Social Security card. They are available to help with completing job and college applications. For formerly incarcerated residents facing barriers to securing housing and employment, Men and Women of Purpose can ease the process to coming back home.
If you know someone in jail, ask them to send an inmate request, asking for Men and Women of Purpose. If you know someone at the Adult School, ask for Janna and request for her to connect you to Men and Women of Purpose. If you know someone who is reentering, please contact Fred at 510-768-8004 or write him at 2006 A Street, Suite 227, Antioch, CA 94509. Men and Women of Purpose looks forward to supporting them in getting on track to achieving the positive and joyful life they want to live.