Project Return, Inc.

Rating: 4.91 stars   11 reviews

Issues: Crime & Law

Location: 1200 Division Street Suite 200 Nashville TN 37203 USA

Mission: Project Return''s mission is to provide services and connect people with resources needed to return successfully to work and community after incarceration.
Target demographics: Project Return serves individuals who've been convicted of a felony (or a serious misdemeanor with a 6-month or longer sentence) and who are recently released from prison (up to within 12 months of release from incarceration); we also work inside the prisons with persons nearing their release date.
Geographic areas served: Nashville, Davidson County, and Middle Tennessee
Programs: Upon release from an incarcerated setting, client service counselors assess the specific needs of each individual and an offender reentry plan is developed to help them successfully transition from incarceration to self-reliance in the community. In addition to job-training and employment assistance components, this multiphase action program provides referrals to other essential support services, follow-up counseling, mentoring, and direct aid.
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Rating: 5 stars  

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I volunteered full time at Project Return for a year. It was with a heavy heart that I said my goodbyes to the staff and clients I had grown to care for and admire so greatly. I know with absolute certainty my life perspective was changed by seeing the resiliency all our clients possess. I was humbled and blessed to have had the opportunity to be a part of Project Return's success and I am confident this 30+ year old agency has many more years ahead of them to only grow more in their capacity to help those who deserve it.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

HI MY NAME IS GEORGE CHANEY I HAVE BEEN COMIN TO PROJECT RETURN ABOUT 4 MONTHS NOW.AND EVERYTIME IM THERE I SEE ONE OF THE WORKERS .HELPING SOMEBODY TO GET BACK ON THE RIGHT PATH.IT IS A PERFECT PLACE FOR PEOPLE JUST GETTING OUT OF PRISON AND HOMELESS PEOPLE I THANK ITS ONE OF THE BEST IN NASHVILLE TN

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I've volunteered with Project Return for about 4 months and have had an excellent experience. The staff are dedicated to providing high quality services to clients and really value the input and work of volunteers. I would highly recommend Project Return to eligible clients and volunteers looking to meaningfully engage with their community in important and often ignored work.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I was drawn to Project Return by the quality of their staff, and the nature of their mission. It continues to be my pleasure to function as their resident computer literacy trainer, w/emphasis on online job searching and securing. It has been one of the gratifying experiences of my adult life.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Project Return, Inc. in Nashville, TN is the best example of what a Nonprofit Organization must be. In a this time of pandering -so called nonprofits in the Nashville Metro area, it is to the benefit of all citizens that an organization with integretiy exists.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have had the priviledge of meeting many ex-offenders who have changed their lives for the better as the direct result of the help that Project Return offered them.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Reward their dedicated staff and volunteers whenever and as much as possible. There are so many on the staffs of nonprofits in the Metro area that just work for a pay check, and have no concern for the real purpose of their positions.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The reunited of families.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The staff and volunteers are the most qualified, professional and concerned that I have ever been in contact with.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Change for the better the whole of the Nashville/Metro communities.

Ways to make it better...

If I had a million dollar to donate to their good causes.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Funding in order to expand their good works.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I can not praise them enough for all the help they provide to those less unfortunate, for the good of Tennesse and the world.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-12-01

 
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