Residents of the Harbor Residential Reentry Center in Newark, New Jersey got a surprise recently from staff members as a thank you for their work.
Recently, the Harbor RRC residents spent some time cleaning the facility, scrubbing and polishing the building to keep the environment clean and safe for all, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. To thank the residents for their cleanup, GEO Reentry Services provided a meal from a popular Newark restaurant.
Many of the staff stayed after hours to serve the meal and share in the festivities with the residents. Business Manager Sakinah Morton had the idea to thank the residents with a special meal and spearheaded the efforts. Other staff members who volunteered were Case Manager Jennifer Lissitz, Clinical Supervisor Tawana Hogue and Program Activities Manager Khalilah Forbes.
Morton helped create the event to keep the residents’ and staff’s morale high during the pandemic. Everyone who participated at the special dinner had a fantastic time, with all agreeing the effort was a success.
All of the participants went to bed that evening knowing they were working to keep each other safe and are following the mission of reentry that encourages taking positive actions to yield positive results.
Harbor RRC in Newark, New Jersey, provides evidence-based residential reentry programming for individuals referred from the New Jersey Department of Corrections. The center is operated by GEO Reentry Services.