The Re-Entry phase of the TCD program is the last 6 months of the total 16 month program. Students in the Re-Entry phase are assisted in job searching and aquiring full-time employment. They are taught and required to devolop a written financial budget. Staff help the men establish priorities regarding paying off debts and other financial obligations, and starting a savings account as they prepare for their future.
Another emphasis of the Re-Entry program is to engage the men in volunteer service to the local community. Currently, our re-entry students serve on a rotational basis at The Harvest Table outreach program, here in Brookings at the United Methodist church. We also find other ways to serve when opportunities and needs arise.
We just finished comletely renovating our facilities at 317 3rd Avenue, where our Re-Entry program is held. This new re-entry renovation allows us to house 20 students comfortably.