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For over 25 years the Community Media Center has acquired and maintained technology tools, media services and community venues to benefit the Grand Rapids community. Explore this site to discover how CMC's television, radio, IT, education and live theatre resources are here to help you.
The focus in making the Reentry Resource Center was first and foremost, the former offender. They needed a place to easily get information on the services available to them once they return to the community. The site guides them through a couple of simple questions, and then searches the database for services that match their specific needs, it will even say how far away each service is from your specific location. When you preform a search it will also show you tutorials that are related to the items you search for. Preform a search for food and a video tutorial all about Bridge Cards (formerly food stamps) will show up at the top. You can also email the search results to a friend, print them out, or even sign-up for a free account to save it to your profile.
Also with your free account, you can save as well as rate individual services, upload documents so you have access to things like your resume where ever you have an internet connection, keep a list of contacts, save tutorials, and add events to your personal calendar.
Well, first and foremost I think this is INCREDIBLE and kudos to all involved. I'm the program manager at the Kent County Reentry Center and work under Captain Demory and we most definitely will be utilizing this site daily. It will be a great asset in trying to reduce recidivism and encouraging our inmates to leave as productive citizens with hopefully some kind of support system in place.
- Tina Worrall Re-entry Specialist, Kent County Correctional Facility
Great job, team! This is all I had envisioned from the beginning.
- Bruce Roller Executive Director, United Church Outreach Ministry (UCOM)
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