Background "Fair Chance" Resources

The following resources are resources that can assist anyone in need but all of them are identified as resources that can support individuals impacted by an arrest, conviction or incarceration, including those exclusively for those of the LGBTQIA+ community or who are impacted by Georgia's sex off***der registry.

GEORGIA

Southern Center for Human Rights Statewide resource guides for GA (& AL): www.schr.org/resources/handbooks (also includes info for those on the registry and who are LGBTQIA+)

NATIONAL

If you are in need of housing, shelter, utility, mortgage, hot meals, identification, birth certificates, prescription, healthcare and other assistance, call 2-1-1 or visit www.211.org

 

 

Population Specific

Individuals and families impacted by Georgia's sex off***der registry

GEORGIA- Restore Georgia www.restore-georgia.org. Restore Georgia works to advocate and connect Georgia registrants and their families to registry friendly resources. They host virtual support Fearless meetings every 3rd Thursday at 6:30pm for people on the registry and their families. The meetings are ONLY open to those on the registry and their loved ones. Law enforcement, corrections staff and POs are not allowed. Please join to connect with other Georgians impacted by the registry to connect, support and share resources. Register at www.restore-georgia.org/connect/fearless to receive the zoom info. 

NATIONAL- (state by state)

1. NARSOL Life Support Resources- https://resources.narsol.org/site-map/life-support/

  • In the employment section, there are resources to help you find a job such as resume tips as well as employers that hire people on the registry. 

2. ONCE FALLEN- Here is a great list of resources for those in need of housing and on the registry. All of the tabs have VERY good info but we HIGHLY encourage you to check out the 1st tab "Resources for RCs (or People forced to Register). Please read the disclaimer and if you do not see anything in your city, email them at  iamthefallen1@yahoo.com to inquire if he has any housing resources in your city that are not listed on the site that may be hidden per the request of those who did not want their housing opportunities listed publicly. 

- States A-M 

- States N-Z 

3. ONLINE CHURCH CREATED FOR REGISTRANTS or (RCs or PFRs)

On the registry and need a church home? A new and special kind of church launched.....an online church for individuals and families who have been impacted by sex offense laws who have been cast out or made to feel unwelcomed at other churches. The purpose of Crossroads is to build a community for spiritual growth and support that is free of judgment. While they have a focus on ministering to those on the registry and their families, they are all inclusive for EVERYONE. The church is 100% online and goes live every Sunday at 1pm CST/2pm Georgia time. To join a service, visit www.crossroadsofhope.church and click on "WORSHIP"


 LGBTQIA+

Trans Specific

1. Advocates of the South is a Trans/Intersex Male led organization, with a focus of empowering Black and Brown individuals to connect to resources and bridge gaps where access is denied for trainings, advocacy work to build equity where disparities are and the lack of resources to keep folks empowered, with the focal lens of social change.  www.advocatesofthesouth.com

2. Spark Reproductive Justice Now created a comprehensive Atlanta Trans Resource Guide with Mama Fund and multiple other trans-competent and trans-affirming orgs in the metro Atlanta area. See the guide at: https://atltransguide.com

3. Trans Housing Coalition- provides free housing to homeless trans people. www.transhousingcoalition.org

4. Salvation Army- Joya Poole, Housing Specialist- Email: joyapoole@gmail.com

5. TRANScending Barriers is a Black Trans-Led  non-profit organization serving the Transgender & Gender Non-conforming community in the state of Georgia. They assist with gender & name change assistance, peer mentorship and support and transitional assistance (trauma and drug recovery, safe housing, continued education, and job readiness training).   www.transcendingbarriersatl.org

NewLife-Second Chance Outreach, Inc. is a fiscal sponsor and grantor of  All of Us or None GA- Atlanta Chapter by way of funding provided by a grant from Legal Services for Prisoners with Children. All contributions for All of Us or None GA- Atlanta Chapter received by NewLife-Second Chance Outreach, Inc. are tax-deductible within the legal limits under NewLife-Second Chance Outreach, Inc.’s 501(c)(3) status. Checks and money orders should be made payable to: NewLife-Second Chance Outreach, Inc. and identified as a contribution for All of Us or None GA- Atlanta Chapter in the memo field to ensure accurate designated account tracking

For tax purposes, NewLife-Second Chance Outreach, Inc.'s EIN# is 80-0461813. 

Please send all LEGAL correspondence to: Northwest Registered Agent Service, Inc. 8735 DUNWOODY PLACE, STE N, ATLANTA, GA 30350

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