first_imgThe coalition hopes to open its doors officially in January. The idea is for the coalition to be that first step outside of prison doors, a one-stop shop for anything someone might need to get a foothold in their community, from parenting classes to dental care. The coalition has held community meetings on the central peninsula, Homer, Seward and Ninilchik to find out where those gaps are in services. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Peninsula Community Health Services is working to open the reentry coalition program on the Kenai Peninsula this month, in order to provide services for those re-entering the community without a support system following incarceration. The Kenai Peninsula Reentry Coalition is a nonprofit agency tasked with developing plans and finding the gaps in services in order to reduce recidivism in the local community. Wall: “Our goal is to help with not only their health, but the quality of their health.” The coalition won’t directly be providing these services, but it will  potentially streamline what’s available based on the individuals needs and what is available. Peninsula Community Health Services CEO Al Wall, spoke at the KPEDD Industry Outlook Forum, about the re-entry coalition program on the Kenai Peninsula, and the need for drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs: “Heroin is easier and cheaper to access on the Kenai than alcohol.”last_img

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