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Meeting returning citizens

where they're at.

ARCH exists to help returning citizens reintegrate into the community on their own terms. We are committed to making the world a more welcoming place for returning citizens one business, organization, and faith community at a time.

INITIATIVES

ARCH's work falls into four overarching initiatives: workforce development, reentry services, community education & outreach and advocacy & policy change.

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WORKFORCE

DEVELOPMENT

ARCH specializes in developing the skills returning citizens need for successful careers. From case management & career development at Cafe Overlook to CAD training in Delaware - we provide the training people need to be part of the workforce.

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COMMUNITY EDUCATION

& OUTREACH

Educating the community on reentry issues is fundamental to reducing stigma. ARCH provides presentations to local faith communities and businesses and shares the stories of formerly incarcerated people on 'The Brown Couch with Vanita Nevis.'

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REENTRY

SERVICES

ARCH accompanies individuals returning to the community by connecting them to local resources. Are you a returning citizen in need of resources? Are you a provider with a client in need of resources? Please fill out one of the intake forms below.

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ADVOCACY &

POLICY CHANGE

ARCH equips justice-involved leaders and their advocates to leadership in efforts related to reentry and criminal justice reforms focused on rehabilitation, restoration, and redemption.

ABOUT

How We Can Help

Were you incarcerated and need basic necessities like clothes or hygiene products? Do you need a Birth Certificate or State ID, but aren't sure how to get one?

Many formerly incarcerated people struggle to find good, stable work. ARCH can help you find a job that will not only pay your bills, but offer benefits.

Are you struggling to find connections to other formerly incarcerated people? Do you want to find substance use or mental health support groups?

PROJECTS

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CAFE OVERLOOK

Located on the 16th floor of the Franklin County Courthouse, Cafe Overlook is a collaborative project from Service! Relief for Hospitality Workers, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners, ARCH, and ECDI.

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THE BROWN COUCH

The Brown Couch with Vanita Nevis, is an educational Youtube series where Vanita invites returning citizens, professionals, and advocates to her couch to tell their stories.

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ARCH SOLAR

In 2024, ARCH will train, support, and place returning citizens into new jobs in the innovative and rapidly growing green energy industry located in Central Ohio.

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LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR

LYN Ohio seeks to educate the public about the extremely common realities of incarceration in Ohio, and in particular the unique challenges women face after being incarcerated.

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HOUSING

ARCH's transitional house for women provides a safe place for returning women to reside while ARCH staff work to link them to long-term, affordable housing, and stable employment.

Funders & Partners

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Get in Touch

P.O. Box 30167

Columbus, OH 43230

614-810-8275

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Donations go to securing necessities for returning citizens working to get back on their feet.

Thanks for reaching out!

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