The Brown Couch | Episode 6

We're here with the last episode of The Brown Couch with Vanita Nevis before the new year!

Vanita Nevis - Program Coordinator, ARCH - welcomes Zach Ruppel to her couch. Zach is a volunteer with the Central Ohio Restored Citizens Collaborative, a returning citizen himself, and a talented artist. Vanita and Zach discuss spirituality, leadership as a returning citizen, and the trauma inherent within the prison system. 

We hope you all enjoy this episode of The Brown Couch and stay tuned for future guests in 2022!

 

 


ARCH Updates

Episode Six of The Brown Couch with Vanita Nevis is here!

Vanita Nevis - Program Coordinator, ARCH - welcomes Ashley Shears to her couch. Ashley is an entrepreneur, wife, and mother. Together, the pair talk about what it meant to support her husband when he was incarcerated and all the challenges it entailed.

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

         


Additional Local Reentry Events and Updates

 

Resources Availible Through Impact Community Action

Rental Assistance 

Rental assistance is still available for those in need. If you or someone you know needs help paying rent, please visit apply.impacthopefund.org today.
  

Utilities Assistance

As of November 1, 2021, the City of Columbus has begun shutting off utilities for non-payment. If you or someone you know is in need of help paying utilities, please consider applying for assistance the Columbus Cares Act Utility Bill Assistance Program. Click here to access the online application and apply today

Home Weatherization

Is your home ready for the upcoming winter weather? If it's not, give Impact Community Action a call at 614-252-2799 or stop by their office at 711 Southwood Avenue. 

         

Our Region's Workers Need a New Civilian Climate Corps

A modernized Civilian Climate Corps is good for workers and the environment. We must make sure this vital program that will target the formerly incarcerated and those recovering from the opioid crisis is included in the Build Back Better agenda. 🌲👷‍♀️🧑‍🌾

Check out the video on a new Civilian Climate Corps below!