Providing hope

RISE Navigator Gary Sneller recently provided the following inspiring testimony:

I visited recently with a new participant at the Hinzman Center.  I described to him all that RISE could do to help him with his transition back into the community, and his response was, “I won’t use very much.  You probably work with other poor people who deserve a lot more help than me.”  And I said to him, “No, we work exclusively with people who are returning to the community following incarceration.  This help is for you.”  And his face brightened and he said, “You mean I deserve this?”  “Yes,” I said, “you deserve this.”

What we do makes a difference in people’s lives.