Alameda County reentry program helps former inmates “Dress for Success”

Alameda County reentry program helps former inmates "Dress for Success"

“Dress for Success” participants, with Corizon Health Chief Clinical Officer for the Western Region, Dr. Harold Orr (far right)

Corizon Health has donated $3,500 to “Dress for Success,” a part of the Open Gate Program located at the College of Alameda (CA). Open Gate is a reentry program that provides outreach and special admissions for low risk, formerly incarcerated members of the community who possess a desire and potential to enter college as full-time students pursuing Associates Degrees or Certificates. “Dress for Success” provides personal dressing consultations and helps appropriately outfit program participants for job interviews and meetings.

While incarcerated, inmates are screened into the program, and once released, they each receive a personal dressing consultation. Four young men were recently screened into the “Dress for Success” program in Alameda County, and each will be receiving two outfits thanks to special pricing offered through a local store. This program helps to boost self-image and assist with interview preparation so former inmates can enter the workforce with a new-found sense of confidence.