Re-Entry Support Group Kicks Off

"This year is an exciting time for the Bronx Reentry Working Group. On February 28th, 2013 we will be launching a new group that will be for returning citizens and facilitated by returning citizens, called "RETURNING & RETHINKING.’’ It is a support group where all can open up to share their challenges, frustrations, acts of discrimination, hope, accomplishments and goals for a better life as they return home from having been incarcerated.  

"What's next?" is a broad question that all returning citizens  have when they first come home. When I first heard of the idea to create this group, I jumped at the opportunity. I saw a way to open a door and form a community that could help support people with the transition process. As a returning citizen myself, I know how difficult this process can be and what challenges it presents. 

This group is going to be based on the 12-step model (familiar to AA and NA groups) to help and guide returning citizens who are willing to turn their lives around. It is aimed at helping them to create positive and productive lives for themselves and their family, as well as make necessary changes in their relationships and lifestyle to facilitate this process. If you know of someone in the Bronx that is in need of support please tell them to come to the group.  Information is below." 

- Ramon Semorile, Bronx Community Solutions

Returning and Rethinking

Thursday, February 28th 2013

6:00 pm -7:30pm

851 Grand Concourse, Room 915

Bronx, NY 10451

What’s next? What do I do now? Where can I get help? If these are questions you have, the returning and rethinking support group invites you to join us.

This is a group for all returning citizens (formerly incarcerated) looking to make positive changes in their lives and in their community. The support group will focus on rethinking career, relationships and lifestyle. We also invite those who have been successful in the reentry process and are open to sharing their experiences.

“Aim in a direction, if you don’t know where you’re going you’ll

probably end up somewhere else.”—Cary Grant

For more information, contact Cary Grant: or

Ramon Semorile: or 718-618-2490

This is sponsored by the Bronx Reentry Working Group