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Midland inmate program gifted with Zonta grant

Kelly Dame Published 1:27 am EDT, Friday, September 7, 2018 A community organization focused on helping former offenders be successful after their release has been gifted a grant to help female clients. The Zonta Club of Midland has granted $1,000 to Midland Community Former Offenders Advocacy and Rehabilitation to assist female offenders. “We are very

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Offender Program Receives Grants

Kelly Dame Updated 7:48 am EDT, Thursday, July 19, 2018 An organization built to ensure community safety by supporting inmates returning to the community has garnered extra grant support. Rob Worsley, executive director of Midland Community Former Offenders Advocacy and Rehabilitation, said the nonprofit recently received $45,000 in grants and gifts. MCFOAR applied last year

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Second Chances Start in Midland

Local organization helps ex-offenders reintegrate safely and successfully Posted by Kahryn Riley on June 1, 2017 at 4:15pm “There are some evil people out there – but most aren’t.” So says Rob Worsley, the executive director of Midland Community Former Offenders Advocacy and Rehabilitation, located in Midland, Michigan. Worsley, an Army veteran, has more than

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Local nonprofit rebuilds lives, ensuring community safety

Kelly Dame, kdame@mdn.net Published 8:30 am, Saturday, May 20, 2017 NICK KING | nking@mdn.net Erica Hansen, right, sings with friend Tara Toma during a Restoration Fellowship service on Jan 9, 2016 at Messiah Lutheran Church in Midland. Hansen is a regular at the Saturday … more With new eyes and a new heart for each

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Former offender advocacy program nets Midland 100 Club support

Kelly Dame, kdame@mdn.net Updated 10:03 am, Wednesday, November 2, 2016 Rob Worsley, program director for the Midland Community Former Offenders Advocacy and Rehabilitation program, and Tina S. Van Dam of the Midland 100 Club. The Midland Community Former Offenders Advocacy and Rehabilitation program is growing, in terms of donations and community recognition. The latest good

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MCFOAR lands numerous grants

Kelly Dame kdame@mdn.net Published 2:00 pm, Monday, July 4, 2016 The Midland Community Former Offenders Advocacy and Rehabilitation program has recently received multiple grants from community organizations. MCFOAR, which partners with the Caregiving Network, assists former inmates to obtain housing, employment and other basic needs. The more those needs are met, the less likely former

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MCFOAR receives grant for new programs

By the Midland Daily News Updated 11:11 am, Monday, March 14, 2016 The Midland Community Former Offenders Advocacy and Rehabilitation program has received a $19,436 grant from the Midland Area Community Foundation. Rob Worsley, program director of MCFOAR, said the grant will fund two new programs: Alternatives to Violence and Character First. Alternatives to Violence

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Midland Community Former Offenders Advocacy and Rehabilitation receives $20,000 grant

KELLY DAME kdame@mdn.net Published 8:00 am, Tuesday, December 30, 2014   A local advocacy organization aimed at helping former offenders and in turn keeping recidivism rates low is ending the year with big news. Rob Worsley, program director of Midland Community Former Offenders Advocacy and Rehabilitation, said a $20,000 grant from the Charles J. Strostacker

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Prisoner advocacy program gets $15,000 grant

Kelly Dame kdame@mdn.net Published 3:15 am, Saturday, August 9, 2014 A program to help former prisoners integrate into society has received a boost in funding with a grant from The Dow Chemical Co. Foundation. Rob Worsley, program director of Midland Community Former Offenders Advocacy and Rehabilitation, said the $15,000 grant was made in July. The

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New Midland County program helps ex-offenders return to society

By Joe Mortensen Published 6:30 am, Sunday, March 24, 2013 Rob Worsley This is the 14th in a series of articles on agencies that participate in the Midland County Continuum of Care. When offenders complete their prison sentences and return to society, where do they go? What happens to them? Ninety-five percent of the time

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