Champions of Tomorrow

Transitional Housing Fall 2021

Champions of Tomorrow Inc.’s Transitional Housing program (Champions of Independence) will be starting its pilot program Fall of 2021.  The program will employ an integrated approach to criminal justice and housing systems to ensure that citizens returning from prison are connected to the most appropriate combination of treatment, services, and interventions, early on in their reentry process. The organization will make use of available community resources to increase public safety by reducing recidivism and improving the lives of returning citizens. The Transitional Housing program will work in partnership with key justice system partners and includes the integration of pragmatic, evidence-based reentry practices defined in the “Michigan Offender Success Model” to prepare individuals returning from prison for community life and connect them to a wide range of local resources which support their transition back into the community. Champions of Independence will concurrently provide housing and counseling services while also ensuring individuals remain connected to employment readiness services that will facilitate and enhance their success of obtaining employment.
Our local partners will include:
  • Michigan Department of Corrections
  • Wayne County Community Corrections
  • Third Circuit Court, Detroit MI
Referrals to Community Services:
  • Dominican Literacy Center – GED, literacy classes and other educational programs. 
  • Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network – Behavioral health treatment, life skills development, employment assistance, and housing. 
  • Salvation Army Harbor Light – Substance Abuse Program 
  • Michigan Rehabilitation Services – Like skill building program. 
  • Michigan Housing Locator – Website to find inexpensive housing.
  • Homeless Action Network of Detroit (HAND) -the lead agency for the Continuum of Care (CoC) for Detroit.
  • The Michigan State Housing and Development Authority (MSHDA) – oversees programs like Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers and public housing. 
  • City of Detroit Housing and Revitalization Department (HRD); and 
  • The Wayne Housing Commission

Employment Placement in the Community:

 

  • Jewish Vocational Services – Employment assistance; orientation program 
  • Detroit Urban League – Job placement, WIC, food assistance, work force development, scholarship programs 
  • Michigan Rehabilitation Services – Job placement, workplace development, life skill building  
  • Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network – Behavioral health treatment, life skills development, employment assistance, and housing.