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.
Last week the LARRP Outreach team was involved in two events:
The Expungement Clinic at Paving the Way in Lancaster on Tuesday, April 12th,
The LARRP team held an expungement clinic at Paving the Way Foundation in Lancaster. We worked with the PTW staff and the Los Angeles Public Defender's Office to help 13 individuals receive expungements. Every individual expressed their gratitude and happiness regarding the clinic. The event was catered by Gourmet Paper Plates and we were able to provide both food, drinks, and expungements - how exciting! This process was smooth and a wonderful experience traveling up to our Antelope Valley family.
Resource & Wellness Fair at CSU Northridge on Thursday, April 14th
The LARRP team hosted a table providing DOORS referrals, snacks, drinks, and LARRP swag. The team was able to network with several agencies in the Los Angeles and regional areas, conversations were had about future partnerships and collaborations as well as brainstorming of additional resources. The team was able to spread the word regarding LARRP membership and committees, each visitor seemed interested and excited - especially for the LARRP swag!
LARRP L.E.A.D.E.R.S Training Academy - Second Cohort 2021-22
Leading, Engaging, Advocating, Demonstrating, Enhancing and Expanding Reentry Systems
LARRP is excited to announce that the LEADERS training academy is providing life coaching to this year's cohort as part of Project Candlestick, a program matching volunteer life coaches with people who were formerly incarcerated. LEADERS are being supported with monthly workshops to support them in setting and achieving their goals, as well as understanding what life coaching is and how it can complement their efforts.
The workshops are led by Matt Maxwell, the founder and head coach of Hearthstone Coaching and the author of How to Hold a Cockroach. Project Candlestick has recruited other professional life coaches to support the LEADERS with one-on-one life coaching sessions. We would also like to recognize Bonafidelife.org as a collaborative partner in Project Candlestick.
(Developing Opportunities And Offering Reentry Solutions)
Expansion to the Antelope Valley
DOORS is expanding to the Antelope Valley and will be holding Virtual Listening Sessions/Informationals
Every Monday January 24 -February 21
9:00 AM-10:00 AM
Permanent Zoom Meeting ID: 836-3062-3920 (No password required) Zoom call-in number: 1-669-900-9128
Community Reentry Center Orientations
Mondays 9 AM-10 AM
Temporarily via Zoom
3965 Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, Ca 90037 1St Floor, Room 136
Thursdays 2 PM-3 PM
MEETING ID: 836-3062-3920 (No Password Required) CALL-IN NUMBER: 1-669-900-9128
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org