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“America is the land of the second chance - and when the gates of the prison open, the path ahead should lead to a better life”. – George Bush


Exodus Transitional Community is a registered 501 (c) (3) organization that runs with the help of many caring supporters. Your donation is tax-deductible and no amount is too small. Just $5 gets one of our participants out to a job interview.


We also accept in-kind donations of clothing, books, and computers. Our clothing closet is always in need of men’s and women’s attire, both casual and dress, as well as outerwear and shoes. These items may be new or gently used as long as they are clean and free of rips, tears, holes, and stains. We are open for drop-offs during our normal business hours, 8:45 AM - 4:45 PM, and can arrange to stay open late to receive your items if necessary. If you are interested in donating clothing, footwear, office supplies, or other items, please contact Tomasina Salcedo at 917-492-0990 or for arrangements.

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Become a Mentor

A cornerstone of the Exodus Model is the importance we place on mentoring opportunities for our participants. 

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please contact Linda Woodbine at 917.492.0990 or 


Give Your Time

Volunteers are an important component of our team and are a vital resource in helping us assist our participants in varied areas. If you are interested in sharing your skills and contributing your time to our mission, feel free to contact Diana Ortiz at 917.492.0990 or


Provide an Opportunity

The lack of employment opportunities afforded to formerly incarcerated individuals is one of the leading causes of recidivism. Help us close the revolving door by employing an Exodus participant. You will be providing our participants with the second chance they need to succeed and live self-sufficient, productive lives. To learn more about our financial hiring initiatives and extend employment to our participants, please contact Rudy Holder at 917.492.0990 or

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Exodus Transitional Community, Inc. has been politically active in creating awareness for people who have or have had involvement in the criminal justice system. Our leadership role and advocacy work has connected us with other advocacy groups to help create change inside and outside of the prisons. We support our legislatures and hope that you will help support them by becoming an advocate for one of the following pieces of legislation.


Bill No. A03383

Introduced: 1/25/2013

Current Status: 1/8/2014 – referred to Assembly Codes Committee

Summary: A court may waive certain surcharges and fees if it is found that such charges would result in unreasonable hardship on the defendant, his/her immediate family, or any persons who is dependent on the defendant for financial support; or if such surcharges or fees would impact the defendant’s reintegration into society.

To support this bill contact East Harlem Representative Charles Rangel, at 212-663-3900.


Bill No. A00321/S1353

Current Status: 6/19/2014 – passed state assembly and senate

Summary: The Department of Corrections must inform inmates upon release, of the transitional services that are at their disposal. This includes any medical, employment, or housing services, etc.

To support this bill contact East Harlem Representative Charles Rangel, at 212-663-3900.


H.R. 3123- Recidivism Reduction Act

Current Status: 9/20/2013 - referred to the subcommittee on Health

Summary: This bill requires the automatic reinstatement of SSI benefits for inmates upon release, who were receiving these benefits prior to their incarceration without the need to apply for such assistance again. The bill requires the reinstatement of these benefits for those who are serving a sentence of 90 days or less.

To support this bill go to and send your representative a letter.


H.R. 3465- Second Chance Reauthorization Act of 2013

Introduced: 11/13/2013

Current Status: 11/13/2013- referred to committee

Summary: This bill will develop a program that will partner with faith-based or community based non-profit organizations with prisons in order to administer recidivism reduction activities. This bill was created to improve the success rate of the prison population who are transitioning back into society upon release. The goal is to remove the barriers that affect the reentry process, such as education, employment, and voting opportunities.

To support this bill go to or contact your East Harlem Representative Charles Rangel, at 212-663-3900.