The Liberty County Prison Reentry Coalition Inc., hosted an open house Friday afternoon to showcase some of the renovations and upgrades already made to its new office at 205 E. Court St. in Hinesville.
A fresh coat of paint and new room décor made the entrance and foyer of the office feel warm and welcoming. The back room was sectioned off into cubicles for the various organizations that plan to offer resources and assistance for released inmates transitioning back into the community.
Another room in the back serves as a conference room, while a smaller room near the front of the building is conducive to small-group meetings and forums.
The office will offer services such as courses on business etiquette and résumé writing, how to dress and speak during a job interview, basic computer use, housing search assistance, GED and adult-education preparation, peer support and counseling.
Being able to open the doors is a big first leap for the fledgling organization still seeking to meet all the criteria necessary to be eligible for possible state funding.
The coalition is seeking community support to help cover monthly expenses such as water, electricity and Internet and phone connections. The group also seeks volunteers to help in various capacities.
For more information and to download a donor or volunteer form, go to www.libertyreentry.org.