Sat, Sep 10|
First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
Redemption Housing Day 1 Challenge
Each year, approximately 25,000 people return to Philadelphia from incarceration, often struggling with the same question: “What now?” Join us for the DayOne Challenge, and experience firsthand the obstacles recently released incarcerated persons face...
Time & Location
Sep 10, 2022, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, 123 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
About The Event
On September 10, 2022, First Baptist is excited to partner with Redemption Housing and fellow members of the Philadelphia Reentry Coalition to host the third Day One Challenge, returning after a two-year pandemic intermission.
This three-hour immersion experience will place you “in the shoes” of Philadelphia’s returning citizens. Experience a glimpse of the first days and weeks that follow their release.
To complete the Day One Challenge, you will work with other participants to find employment and educational opportunities, obtain your state IDs, and find a place to sleep until you can “find your footing.”
This experience will help you gain a greater understanding of the challenges that await returning citizens, give you a greater appreciation for the variety of supports offered by Philadelphia’s nonprofit service providers, and help you to see how Redemption Housing complements the amazing work that is already being accomplished in your city!