Ex-Offenders Resource Network, Inc., is a Minnesota based 501(c)(3) Non-profit organization founded by James E. Whitfield, a former prisoner whom had spent more than two decades in prison. This organization's focus is upon reducing recidivism, working on affordable housing solutions for the "homeless", all while working towards changing the mindsets of individuals and criminal justice practitioners.
March, 2017 - Ex-Offenders Resource Network, Inc., had a discussion with the CEO's of three (3) Global health care providers to see, if we could find a solution to the health care crisis (that still remains undecided as of today - January 3, 2018), the health care plan(s) we discussed could become available as early as April, 2018. These plans would be more affordable for those utilizing our programming and services.
September, 2017 - Ex-Offenders Resource Network, Inc., began the steps towards becoming a HUD Housing Counseling Agency and is nearing completion of becoming Certified by HUD (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development);
October - November, 2017 - Ex-Offenders Resource Network, Inc., have been working on acquiring property(ies) for the Homeless in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and The Midwest for Our Pilot Transitional Housing Facilities. Between the listed locations we will be able to provide a safe place for homeless men, women, and children to sleep and eat. And work with them to obtain the additional services that they need towards becoming self-sufficient, employable individuals. We are also seeking properties in Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan, Texas and Florida.
In January, 2014, we met with business owners, employment agencies, Minnesota State Legislators, and members of the United States Congress to find employment opportunities to help the men and women released from State and Federal prisons for effective prisoner reentry programming. In 2017, Our list has grown to include numerous states, Congressmen/Congresswomen from across the United States, who would like to learn how they may be able to help in their respective districts.
Our Staff and Volunteers, are from backgrounds with the requisite experience provide the resources and counseling for a smooth transition back into the community. We pride ourselves on being a multicultural non-profit organization where lifestyles and customs are recognized for better service delivery.
Ex-Offenders Resource Network, Inc., is closely affiliated with an international "open source" education provider and through our partnership we are permitted the following access to over 1,000 "Free Online Diploma and Certificate Courses", to better prepare our clients for working in todays workplace.
In early 2015, Ex-Offenders Resource Network, Inc., shared our "model" with a Miami, Florida Government agency to affect a change with its Juvenile Offenders.
In late 2015, Ex-Offenders Resource Network, Inc., empaneled additional Members to its Board of Directors.
In November, 2015 - Ex-Offenders Resource Network, Inc., Featured Organization in a 13 Page Article by the U.S. Department of Labor.
To further this Global Trend in "online learning" Ex-Offenders Resource Network, Inc., has applied to the Minnesota Office of Higher Education to operate a private career school, to be called the EORN Learning Centers, Inc.
In 2017, Ex-Offenders Resource Network, Inc., held discussions to become an affiliate center/hub for the Minnesota Workforce Center Systems.
As of June, 2017, we are now recognized in over 95% of the World, 205 Countries and counting. Ex-Offenders Resource Network, Inc., is funded entirely by James E. Whitfield, we have been researching the pros and cons of obtaining Private, State and Federal Funding.
Ex-Offenders Resource Network, Inc., has partnered with some of the largest corporations in the World, to deliver first rate, quality programs/training to help make a "better life possible" for those needing a "second chance".
In discussions regarding the opening of Chapters in: Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona, Texas, Missouri and Florida.
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The Staff and Board Members - Ex-Offenders Resource Network, Inc.