Congressman Johnson to host Restoration Resource Fair for ex-offenders

February 17, 20203min1321
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On Thursday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) will host his Restoration Resource Fair for ex-offenders, previously incarcerated or returning citizens. The resource fair will be held at Georgia Piedmont Technical College, 495 North Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston.

More than 100 community partners will join the Congressman for the event, which will work to assist returning citizens find a job, receive healthcare and wellness screenings, criminal review or record expungement, housing and transportation vouchers, mental & spiritual guidance, hunger assistance and many other critical support services.

“This event, which is building off previous resource fairs we’ve held, is a community effort to help break the cycle of recidivism and poverty and help make those who have been previously incarcerated more productive, successful citizens” said Johnson. “If we can come together and achieve this goal, our district, state and nation will be better place.”

Some of the community partners Include:

Salvation Army; The National Urban League; Goodwill; Department of Driver Services (DMV); The U.S. Census; MARTA; The U.S. Department of Child Support; The International Union of Engineers; Southern Mechanicals; Work Source DeKalb, Work Source Gwinnett; GA Works; The Georgia Department of Labor; The Door; Stand Inc.; SNAP; DFCS; Overcomers House; Veterans Molding Minds; Nu-Way Staffing; The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department; The John Marshall School of Law; Georgia Piedmont Technical College; Oakhurst Medical Center; Atlanta nta Food Bank; Helping Hands; Springfield Baptist Church, Rainbow Park Baptist, Berean Christian Church, House of Hope Baptist, New Birth Baptist, Voices of Faith; Emory Conference Center Hotel, Waffle House (Norcross), Happy Faces Personal Group, DeKalb County Dept. of Watershed Management, Georgia Standup, JMA Placement Inc. Staffing, Life Empowerment Enterprises, UPS, Honidu’s Caring Foundation, The Service Companies; Ethne Health Community Clinic, WellCare Health Plan, VA’s Advance Care Team, VA’s Regional Telehealth, VA’s Whole Health, VA’s Marietta VET Center, VA Eligibility, VA’s Human Resources;

For more information, go to HANKJOHNSON.HOUSE.GOV, visit the events page on Rep. Johnson’s Facebook page: facebook.com/RepHankJohnsonor call his office at 770-987-2291.

 

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One comment

  • Pqushia Epps

    February 19, 2020 at 5:50 am

    The Restoration Resource Fair for ex-offenders will be an excellent to break cycle of repeated offenders and gain opportunities to eduction and jobs.

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