We are an official charity of the Hartford Marathon in 2017. Please consider donating to our cause using the "donate" button.
If you would like to join our team and run a 5K, half-marathon, relay marathon, or marathon, please sign up at www.hartfordmarathon.com and when you are asked if you are running on behalf of a charity, type in “CHARITYCTS17.” As a second step, please join our fundraising team by using the "donate" button.
All funds will help us provide financial and non-monetary support for Support Court participants to alleviate hurdles in transitioning to post-incarceration living or to improve chances of success in completing an alternative to incarceration program.
We have and will continue to provide direct financial support, such as funding for Support Court meetings and events, tuition payments for schooling and job training, financial assistance for incidentals important to starting and maintaining employment (clothing, tools of the trade, transportation costs), and assistance with post-incarceration initial housing expenses (rental deposits, housewares, relocation expenses, travel).
We also intend to use donations to initiate the “Successful Self-Employment Pilot Program” (“SSEP”). The SSEP program will provide initial funds to the start-up businesses formed by Support Court participants. For example, if a participant wished to form a landscaping business, the SSEP program would contribute start-up funding, assist with outreach for other funding sources, and provide the guidance to establish the landscaping business entity.