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Phone: 415-456-9980 EXT
2955 Kerner Blvd
San Rafael
California 94901
USA
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Geographic areas served: Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Contra Costa, Alameda

Programs: Centerforce provides services for incarcerated individuals, formerly incarcerated individuals, and their loved ones through direct services, its annual conference and, through consultation and training for government agencies, community-based organizations and correctional facilities across the country and internationally. Direct services for clients are provided by our four Service Areas: Children and Families Services, Prison & Transitional Services, and Information Services.
Multiple Programs include: Children and Family Services, Information Services and Prisoner Services.

Mission:
We pursue our mission by:? Developing and delivering comprehensive and effective client-centered services to currently and formerly incarcerated individuals and their families.? Designing and implementing programs that foster constructive experiences during incarceration, promote successful re-entry, and decrease re-incarceration.? Researching, evaluating, and sharing innovative and current best program practices.? Collaborating with key stakeholders, including corrections, to achieve our goals.? Creating awareness and shaping the debate around incarceration and its effects.
Results:
In 7 years we have had over 200 matched and currently we have 35! This year we plan to add 15 matches each quarter and to continue to offer programming that inspires our mission of assisting families that are impacted by family incarceration.

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07/14/10
LIFE Project treated the relationship between the mentor-mentee as brother's/ sister's/ father & mother figure. That is how close they are to each other.The project through it's hard and dedicated staff/volunteers/and helpers, provide the exact right venue for these young people to experience, to ... more »
12/02/09
I think this program is great. As a mentor, I get to hang out with a great kid and his family. Since his father is in prison, I give him a chance to see how an adult male acts in society. He gives me a chance to re-experience what it was like when my children were his age. I think that this ... more »
11/23/09
I volunteer as a mentor with the Life Project and find this program to be a very positive one. I currently mentor a youth(mentee) who has a parent who is incarcerated and I meet with my mentee a minimum of 4 hour a month as well as have a weekly check in via telephone. My mentee and I spend ... more »
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