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Read the latest news and developments at Televerde Foundation and the impact of the program on the women and communities served.

A Second Chance: Why It Matters Now More Than Ever

A Second Chance: Why It Matters Now More Than Ever

You may not care at all about who is incarcerated—many people firmly believe that if a person commits a crime, they should pay for it. I get it. I also felt that way too until my 20-year-old son was arrested, incarcerated, and housed in San Quentin for stealing a...

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You May Be Surprised to Know Who’s Really in Prison

You May Be Surprised to Know Who’s Really in Prison

If I made a list of all my mistakes it would take a while to apologize for all of them. I think many of us, at one point, moved through life as younger, freer beings; I remember feeling invincible. If we were sitting together right now, talking about old school days,...

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Worth a Thousand Words.

Worth a Thousand Words.

If 5000 words are spoken in an average 3-minute interview, and a smile is worth a 1000 words, then you can understand exactly how important dental aesthetics can be for the graduates of Televerde Foundation’s reentry program upon release from incarceration. Kathy...

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Brooke Shafer- How it Started; How It’s Going

Brooke Shafer- How it Started; How It’s Going

Brooke Shafer will be the first to tell you people like her don’t usually end up in prison. “Nobody had ever been in trouble, let alone arrested, let alone gone to prison! So not only am I shaming the family name, no one knew how to react,” she said, with a laugh....

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Edith Houghton Hooker

Edith Houghton Hooker

Byline – Michelle Cirocco, Executive Director of Televerde Foundation Edith Houghton Hooker. You may never have heard that name before, but around the Televerde Foundation, she’s a well-known figure. Edith was an early twentieth century leader of the suffrage...

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How It Started, How It’s Going: Kristin Burns

How It Started, How It’s Going: Kristin Burns

Kristin’s journey with Televerde started as she began a 10-year prison sentence.

“I was incarcerated for all those years, and Televerde really gave me a sense of purpose and belonging. It gave me a sense of accomplishment and confidence. Televerde Foundation gave me the footing to bring it all home.”
To #BreakTheCycle, Kristin had to go on a journey beyond just earning a stable income – with the help of both Televerde and Televerde Foundation, Kristin was able to find her value as a human being.

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First-Rate Companies Discuss Second Chance Advantage

First-Rate Companies Discuss Second Chance Advantage

During Changing Hearts and Minds: How Hiring Formerly Incarcerated Job Candidates Benefits Your Company presented by Televerde and Televerde Foundation, leaders from an array of companies shared the competitive advantages second chance hiring provides. The Unseen...

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