Impact

​WHAT WE DO WHEN PEOPLE SEEK OUR HELP

As just a sample of the impact the Transition Support Center (TSC) has on people's lives, from May-September 2015, 126 people sought help at the TSC.  Among many other services, with our assistance:​
  • 8 people were given specific help with addictions.
  • 20 people found housing.
  • 50 people were given clothing, personal hygiene products, and other necessities.
  • 19 people obtained IDs and similar necessities.
  • 27 people obtained health insurance.
  • 58 people sought our help in finding a job, with 11 reporting finding a job (though, many more likely also did).
This is but a snapshot, and the number of people we serve has only increased since then!

Testimonials

Here are some things that our clients have been saying about the impact of New Leaf - New Life on their lives, both inside and outside the jail, and the changes they are making:
  • "Once back in society, I felt overwhelmed.  I was heading in all different directions, but had no idea where I was going in any of them.  I wanted to do all the right things and make the best choices.  And New Leaf - New Life helped me do that without the feeling of being overwhelmed. ... Guidance, routine, clothing, friendship, a hug, letters of compliance ... Without New Leaf New Life being there for myself in times of need: I would have went in one of the wrong directions."
  • "​I want to thank you for everything you have done for me. You have taught me a lot and have given me excellent advice. I will take your  bestowed wisdom and generosity and use it as the structure for continued growth and change in the future. You have been amazing!"​
  • "[I have made] ​the first few steps on a significant contribution to society."
  • "​When I was released their support continued. ... They assisted me and others in my position with signing up for the Healthy Indiana Program (HIP). [They] prepared us for interviews to gain employment, going even a step further taking me to my interview in which I got the job."
  • ​"While I had 'dropped out' all my life, he [a volunteer] said something to me that completely changed my life ... 'You need to realize you’re worth something.' ... To sum all this up, I’m proud to say what I am.  I am a new creation.  The more I learn to love myself, the more I realize how beautiful the world becomes"
  • ​"I know I hurt my kids by not being a father or even a friend to them over the course of last year and I have a whole lot of making up to do.  But, I’m thankful that I have the opportunity to do so."
  • "Even though I consider myself to be an educated person, I knew that I did not have the skills needed to survive outside of the confines of the D.O.C. ... That is why I am grateful for the support of New Leaf - New Life. ... [The AIR dorm] helped me to learn and apply new ways of problem solving. Ways that gave me the option and confidence that I can make it. That no matter the situation I do not have to use drugs or crime. ... When I was released their support continued. I just had to go get it at their office. They assisted me and others in my position with signing up for the Healthy Indiana Program (HIP). Prepared us for interviews to gain employment going even a step further taking me to my interview in which I got the job. ... I want to thank all of New Leaf - New Life for their support in me reintegrating into my community."