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The OurJourney

First Aid Reentry Kit Program

Individuals, community groups, churches and corporations are invited to join us by sponsoring single or multiple kits. Click here.

Reentry agencies or organizations interested in purchasing larger quantities of First Aid Reentry Kits for their own distribution should contact us at contact@ourjourney2gether.com. Reentry Kits purchased in this manner begin at $75 per reentry kit.

The OurJourney First Aid Reentry Kit program includes a package given to men on their release dates to help them as they transition from prison to freedom, from their past life to their Best Life. 

Designed, created, and assembled by formerly incarcerated individuals, each kit contains up to five items.

1

A 56-page reentry booklet called "What to Expect: Your First Days Free", full of advice and encouragement from men who have already made that journey. Click on image to view the NEW Second Edition!

This reentry booklet is available for purchase in bulk quantities. To learn more, please email us at contact@ourjourney2gether.com.

 

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A Reentry Resource Guide specific to each man's home plan county, full of contact information for agencies, organizations, faith- based ministries and businesses that provide services for those who are returning from prison.

Click
here to download a Reentry Resource Guide.

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3

A NC DMV Driver Handbook, for those who will need to renew their Driver's License or get one for the first time.

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An OurJourney T-Shirt in the appropriate size of the person.

5

A gift card for a local restaurant that is enough for at least two meals
(restaurant may vary).

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The Chick-Fil-A logo is a registered trademark of Chick-Fil-A.

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OurJourney desires to include two doses of Narcan, the FDA-approved opioid overdose reversal medication, inside each of our First Aid Reentry Kits. To make it more likely that the Narcan will be available when needed, we remove it from the box and attach the two doses to a lanyard. We also include a Narcan instruction card that we developed, complete with information for connecting with organizations that can provide support and assistance to those who want to overcome drug addiction.

The Narcan logo and packaging are registered trademarks of Emergent Operations Ireland Limited.

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The OurJourney First Aid Reentry Kit program, however, is much more than "just a box." It is also a vital link that connects everyone interested in seeing a returning citizen succeed, both before and after release: the one incarcerated, the prison case managers and the reentry specialist back home. How does it do this? To find out, join us on an animated adventure we call "The Magic Little Green Box."

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Individuals, community groups, churches and corporations are invited to join us by sponsoring single or multiple kits. Click here

Reentry agencies or organizations interested in purchasing larger quantities of First Aid Reentry Kits for their own distribution should contact us at contact@ourjourney2gether.com. Reentry Kits purchased in this manner begin at $75 per reentry kit.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Who currently qualifies to receive a First Aid Reentry Kit through this program?

Anyone returning to freedom from the following North Carolina prisons will automatically receive a reentry kit on the day of his release. 
 

  • Bertie Correctional Institution (both Medium and Close Custody returnees)

  • Carteret Correctional Center

  • Craven Correctional Institution

  • Davidson Correctional Center (R-STEP participants only)

  • Franklin Correctional Center

  • Nash Correctional Institution

  • Randolph Correctional Center (beginning May 1, 2024)
     

OurJourney also partners with the following Local Reentry Councils to provide our First Aid Reentry Kits to any man returning to their county from ANY state correctional facility in North Carolina. 

 

  • Buncombe County Re-entry Council

  • Guilford County Reentry Council

2. What about those at other facilities or counties?

OurJourney is now accepting new state correctional facilities into the First Aid Reentry Kit program. Wardens & Assistant Wardens from interested facilities are encouraged to reach out to OurJourney about enrolling. Click here to view the information packet.

OurJourney is now accepting new Local Reentry Councils into the First Aid Reentry Kit program. LRC Coordinators from interested counties are encouraged to reach out to OurJourney about enrolling. Email us at contact@ourjourney2gether.com.

3. Is the First Aid Reentry Kit program available for both men and women?

Right now the First Aid Reentry Kit program is only for men returning from prison. However, OurJourney is working hard to adapt this program for our female returning citizens by the spring or summer of 2024.

4. I was recently released from a different NC correctional facility or to a different county. Can I still get a reentry kit?

We would love to hear from you! Please email us at contact@ourjourney2gether.com.

5. I know someone who will be released soon, or who was recently released, from a NC prison. Can I order them a First Aid Reentry Kit?

Yes! Contact us for more information. Email us at contact@ourjourney2gether.com.

6. How can we make sure we get a First Aid Reentry Kit that contains Narcan?

OurJourney currently offers First Aid Reentry Kits that include Narcan only through a partnership with Trillium Health Resources, who provides our reentry kits to its justice-involved clients in 28 eastern North Carolina counties. Our goal is expand this feature to all of our partnerships, including our North Carolina prison facility partnerships. If you would like to order an OurJourney First Aid Reentry Kit that includes Narcan for your loved one returning from a North Carolina prison, email us at contact@ourjourney2gether.com.

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