LARRP Updates

June Updates

This is a new space we have created on the website to update our partners on some of the new events that LARRP is sponsoring and participating in as well as some of the changes and growth within the organization itself.

Adopt a Bike

In collaboration with the Los Angeles Metro, Walk and Rollers, and other community-based organizations, LARRP participated in an initiative called Adopt a Bike where entities collaboratively came together to assist our communities. This event took place Friday, May 21st at the Los Angeles Union Station where community members got the opportunity to pick out a free bike of their choice. Community members were ecstatic to receive their new bikes! If you would like to partner up with LARRP contact info@lareentry.org

Visit to the D.O.O.R.S Center

This month we had the pleasure of having Supervisor Holly Mitchell, Judge Espinoza, and our very own Pastor Troy Vaughn visit the D.O.O.R.S center to share with Supervisor Mitchell the amazing collaborative efforts everyone is doing at the D.O.O.R.S Community Reentry Center. This collaboration between the Los Angeles Probation, Office of Diversion and Reentry, and diverse community-based organizations show what true partnership looks like to assist our reentry communities. If you would like to learn more about the D.O.O.R.S Center contact our Outreach and Engagement Coordinator Evelyn Garcia at evelyn@lareentry.org

May Updates

LARRP's COVID 19 Virtual Town Hall

On Monday April 19, 2021 LARRP sponsored a virtual town hall on COVID 19 on April 19th, featuring LARRP's Integrated Health committee co-chair, Dr. Etsemaye P. Agonafer with the collaboration of the LARRP LEADERS: Integrated Team. It was a very informative and engaged event.

Dr. Etsemaye gave an informative presentation about the COVID 19 virus and vaccines, and after the presentation the audience participated in the Q & A section.

See the Meeting Recording HERE Access Passcode: eJK&9XA

LARRP Reentry Wellness Hour

Last month LARRP conducted its very own first Reentry Wellness Hour in collaboration with The Pheonix, D.O.O.R.S Community Reentry Center, HOPICS, Office of Diversion and Reentry, and the Los Angeles County Probation Department.

The Phoenix, a sober active community that harnesses the transformative power of connection and movement, conducted an amazing workout that included meditation, yoga, and HIIT workouts for D.O.O.R.S clients, community service providers, and the broader community.

The D.O.O.R.S- HOPICS team gifted all participating D.O.O.R.S clients a $100 Visa gift card to thank them for being clients and participating in our event. The D.O.O.R.S Community Reentry Center also shared all of their wonderful resources offered at the center. Services offered include housing, employment opportunities, legal support, education, parenting classes, anger management classes, career counseling, and much more.

This is a prime example of the type of collaborative events LARRP puts together to bring our reentry communities together to support one another. If you're interested in learning more about the D.O.O.R.S Community Reentry Center contact Evelyn Garcia at evelyn@lareentry.org

April LARRP Updates

ReLINC- Restoring Lives, Investing, and Networking in Communities 
In collaboration with 211 Los Angeles County, Christ Centered Ministries, and Paving the Way Foundation we are looking for additional community service providers to join our ReLINC network to effectively service our reentry population. The current network is working collaboratively and receiving training on how to effectively service our population. All the efforts will be tracked by the innovative CarlinQ system that will track referrals, collaborations, and success rates. If you would like to join this network of community service providers contact Evelyn Garcia at evelyn@lareentry.org
Digital Exhibit Mervyn Dymally,
the Bridge-Builder of Los Angeles
LARRP's LEADERS Training Academy is proud to have collaborated with CAL State LA, Genea Richardson from the Integrated Health team and Lami J. Glenn from the Education team are featured as narrators of letters written to them from peers who are currently incarcerated. Both are providing testimonial accounts of being incarcerated during the COVID 19 pandemic and speak about the conditions and accounts of the measures, or lack thereof, taken in the California prison system to keep the people safe.
View the exhibit online HERE