Coming Home: A Restorative Communities Collaborative Program  

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Recognizing that those in reentry have a wealth of life experience, talents and potential with which they can begin a new chapter in life, Coming Home seeks to nurture those skills in a supportive, learning community.  Weekly evening meetings include shared meals, workshops, and one-to-one mentoring.

The program is a collaboration between Family Services of Westchester and local communities.

This 18-week program pairs congregants and formerly incarcerated women and men to help them transition back to their communities.  Key to Coming Home is learning life skills, setting goals, and sharing personal stories in a safe, supportive environment.

  • Mentors – Congregants are paired with participants of the same gender, supporting, encouraging and coaching them through the program.
  • Guest Speakers – Presenters teach networking, job-searching, and other life skills.
  • Cooks and Hosts – Each evening begins with a meal prepared and served by congregants, who share table fellowship before the night’s program begins. 


This program is available at three Westchester locations:

Rye Presbyterian Church | 832 Boston Post Road, Rye NY 10580 | Contact Kevin Bunch at (914) 473-2221

The Reformed Church of Bronxville | 180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville, NY 10708 |Contact Dr. Dawn Ravella at (914) 337-6776 ext. 114

United Methodist Memorial Church (White Plains – Women only) | 250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601 |Contact Maressa Jaikumar at (914) 949-2146.

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