FOCUS Initiatives has made tremendous strides in achieving their vision. To continue doing so, they need our support!
How you can help
Become a Sustainer by signing up to make regular contributions to help ensure the sustainability of the organization. Visit our Patreon page to sign up for the level of support appropriate for you!
Make a one-time donation of any amount to support our efforts! Any amount, however small, bring us closer to realizing our vision of establishing supportive communities for people returning home from prison.
In addition to the fundraiser at the link above, donations can be sent via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org or Cashapp to $focusltd.
What our support allowed us to accomplish
In the spring of 2021, we purchased our first two houses! We now own a small two-bedroom house in Evansville outright, which we are in the process of fixing up to get it ready to be a re-entry house. We need funds to pay for repairs and upkeep!We also have a $50K mortgage on a duplex on the east side of Indianapolis, and we’re working to pay the mortgage off as soon as we can, so that we can borrow against the value of the property to start a business that will employ formerly incarcerated participants in our program. This house is in good repair and is now operational as a re-entry house.
Our current funding goal is to raise enough money in monthly donations to make the monthly payments for the Indianapolis house, have a monthly budget for repairs and upkeep on both houses, and pay stipends for a Community Organizer and a Wraparound Support Coordinator. To do all of that, we need $6000 in revenue per month.
Monthly budget goal breakdown
Mortgage, taxes & insurance on houses: $1000
Maintenance, repairs and improvements on houses: $500
Stipend for Part-time Community Organizer: $2000
Stipend for Part-time Wraparound Services Provider: $2000
Legal Services Support Fund: $500