Circles and Broken Circles
HBC'S target population is displaced and hard-to-hire people, including those who are incarcerated, those who have previously experienced the justice system, those at risk for incarceration, and the families and children also touched by incarceration in some way.
"I am in H.O.P.E. STEPS now and finally have a place to feel I can talk with people who get it. I look forward to every week and will hate it when the 13 weeks is over. I guess there are more H.O.P.E. programs I can do and I will do all of them."
"I have been in prison for 20 years; I have never thought I’d be on a computer doing anything at this time. I am thankful that I have been allowed to learn many things, too many to name at this time. They just support whatever I want to do. It's a whole community."
Justin M., H.O.P.E Program participant
Tyrone P., LTO Program participant
"Lifeline has been a great outlet for me, and makes it possible for me to make the changes I need to be making. I can dance and code and use all my talents and no one bothers me about it. That is unusual in prison. I ought to know."
Jeremiah, TEDx dancer and Agile Factory