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Program that helps ex-cons adds new building for them to live

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    An expansion is coming to one of Baton Rouge's oldest programs to help ex-cons. Statistically, about half of people who get out of prison end up going back. The chances going back to prison go way down when people get into the Catholic Charities' Joseph Homes.More >>
    An expansion is coming to one of Baton Rouge's oldest programs to help ex-cons. Statistically, about half of people who get out of prison end up going back. The chances going back to prison go way down when people get into the Catholic Charities' Joseph Homes.More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A program that has proven to be successful in helping men transition from prison to the real world now has even more reasons to celebrate.

Since the early 90s, Joseph Homes has offered ex-cons a place to stay in one of its seven apartments as the men try to rebuild their lives.

Thanks to the addition of a brand new building, Joseph Homes is now able to help prevent even more men from ending up behind bars.

"What we are celebrating today continues the work of the 25 years of Joseph Homes and doubles its capacity to serve people that can use a hand," Bishop Robert Muench said.

When most ex-offenders are released from prison, they're forced to start over with virtually nothing. However, thanks to Joseph Homes they get counseling, help finding a job and the support they need to contribute to the community.

For more information on the program click here or call coordinator Linda Fjeldsjo at 225-336-4406.

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