Mitchel, 53, was facing homelessness after being incarcerated for 32 years. He was on parole and residing in a halfway home.
The LA:RISE program connected him to Social Enterprise CEO’s Transitional Subsidized Employment program. He met with his case manager from the Southeast LA AJCC on a weekly basis to stay updated on job leads.
Mitchel secured a job and worked close to 75 days before applying to a supervisor position, which he obtained because of his work ethic and attitude. He is now living in his own apartment with a roommate.
“I owe a great deal to all those people who had a hand in my smooth transition back into society,” he said.