The Brown Couch | Episode 4

Episode four of the Brown Couch with Vanita Nevis is here!

Vanita Nevis - Program Coordinator, ARCH - welcomes Tim Myers, returning citizen and allstar Citizen Circle volunteer to her couch.  Together, they talk about the evolution of the Citizen Circle in Franklin County and what it means to be a reentry volunteer.

We hope you all enjoy this episode of The Brown Couch and stay tuned for future guests!


ARCH Updates

Volunteer with ARCH! 

People coming out of incarceration often have nothing but the clothes on their back.

We're looking for volunteers to pick out clothes on a weekly basis for these individuals from partner thrift stores.

This volunteering opportunity won't cost you anything but your time!

If you're interested, contact us at: [email protected]! 


Community Pop-Up

August 28th, Sunday | 12pm – 6pm

Driving Park Community Center

Do you need assistance with getting birth certificates or ID vouchers? Do you know someone who needs help signing up for FCDJFS - Public Assistance Benefits?

There will be a Community Pop-Up on Sunday, 12pm - 6pm at the Driving Park Community Center, 100 Rhodes Ave. Columbus, Ohio 43206.

Services provided at the Community Pop-Up include:

  • Birth certificates and ID vouchers
  • BMV amnesty, FCDJFS - Public Assistance Benefits, Primary One/Medicaid
  • Making medical & COVID appointments
  • Hygiene bags
  • Education/Employment Connections


Additional Local Reentry Events and Updates 

2021 Building Bridges Community Experience

Oct 14 - 16, 2021

From the website: 

"Successful and safe reentry takes all of us. You. Me. We. When everybody’s involved, included, interconnected in efforts to create a better system of reentry, everybody wins in the community. Simply put, when everyone does something, no one has to do everything.

Join us for this year‘s Community Experience where we offer opportunities for connecting and collaborating in your community context. From breakout sessions to community gatherings, the 2021 Community Experience is designed for you to find your passion point, your purpose, your place, and your people to co-labor in Building Bridges of Opportunity for reentry."




Director, Vincentian Ohio Action Network | ARCH Reentry