A few months ago, my son was due to come out of prison after nearly 9 years, and as much as I yearned for him to come home, my home unfortunately was not within the probation guidelines. I was so scared and sad, knowing how our society is, and loving my son, and not wanting […]
While we’re doing many things differently now-a-days, some things never change. Preparing for our newest resident, Randy installs a new tile floor. We are always making improvements, trying to make this the best home it can be! Omar with his new work truck – he’s so happy to be working. Congratulations, Omar!
A few months prior to my release from prison, I was called to the Classification Office. There began the process of what I was going to do and where I was going to live once I was released. During the process I was interviewed by officials from Restoration Destination. I knew right then and there […]
Upon coming home from prison I thought I was spared the frustration and irritation of not having a place to live since I was informed I could stay in my home of almost 20 years. I was at peace. After three days I was informed I could no longer stay at home and would have […]
It is a miracle that I have found myself welcomed into this community. I have been handled so carefully and delicately and lovingly – a stark contrast to the brutality of Florida State Prison. A soft pillow and bed was enough for me to cry while on my knees, praising the almighty with such thankfulness […]
I was nearing my release date at Coleman Low so I gave my case manager my brother’s address for my release, but it did not get approved. A friend who lives in a 55+ community in Wisconsin let me use his address, but that also got rejected. I then used a friend’s address in north […]
My name is Kennith Martin.I left Raiford prison on 5/25/2019 after 11 years.On my way coming here to Restoration Destination, Inc., not knowing what I’d be getting into – I’d never dreamed I’d come to a place like this and find out that every one is very helpful.When I got here all I had was […]
We recently celebrated the arrival of our newest resident, Marcelo. We knew before he arrived that he would need extra attention. Marcelo was incarcerated at a young age, and while he graduated from high school and is a bright young man, he has limited life experience, a limited job history and his social skills have […]