The potential of all people

We believe everyone deserves a fair shot at the American dream.

This dream includes the opportunity to pursue a good job, a safe home, health care and services, and meaningful relationships with friends, family, and the community. We also believe in personal redemption and second chances, and that men who are dedicated to change and hard work should have the opportunity to achieve success and make a positive impact in the community.

The men we embrace and serve have made mistakes, but they are not bad people. We work with men who take responsibility for their past and are committed to doing better—men who want to work to create a better life for themselves, their children, their family, their neighbors, and the community.

We are proud to walk alongside these men on their path to transforming their lives and building a better future.

We value:

The potential of all people

Authentic, meaningful relationships based on trust and openness

Personal responsibility

Accountability, honesty, and integrity

Hard work and a willingness to learn

Building vibrant communities

Creating success stories and achieving real results

We aspire to:

Re- imagine effective, efficient, and compassionate practices and services that work to transform lives, instead of costly, ineffective government polices that cripple government and keep men out of opportunities to become productive citizens, fathers, employees, and neighbors.

Re-define the problem. The men served by Better Futures are not in a process of re-entry; rather their experience before, during, and after incarceration is a public health problem. We seek to address the trauma and mental health issues, racial and economic disparities, and poverty and homelessness that are chronic public health issues that disproportionately affect the men we serve.

Re-address public perceptionsbiases, and policies that marginalize people and keep men locked out of opportunities.

Re-engineer the way essential, core services are organized, delivered, and financed.

Re-direct public dollars to focus on trauma-informed, evidence-based care and services instead of in costly institutions and ineffective practices that don’t produce longterm, positive results.

Re-build a strong, vibrant community of hard-working men who are dedicated to success and transformation, and to Better Futures’ commitment to making a positive impact in our communities.

Support our endeavor

When you shop at our Reuse Warehouse or hire a crew, you help support men who want to transform their lives build a better future.

Ways to support us