Restoring Connections is a community-based nonprofit with the mission to unite people from diverse backgrounds for personal transformation and social justice. Their core model for effecting change prioritizes mutually transformative relationships that connect people on the margins of society with people experiencing privilege in a shared project. They achieve this through the specialized preparation and supervision of volunteers during service with justice-impacted women, as well as volunteer opportunities that reinforce relationship and skills development, such as mentorship and personal healing. Their programs are specialized for specific needs; the Elder Wisdom program serves individuals over the age of 55, while both Services for Women in Prison and Re-Entry programs serve women incarcerated or exiting incarceration. Restoring Connections also participates in ongoing advocacy for justice-impacted people.
is a prisoner reentry program in East Tennessee that provides effective solutions to the complex problems that prisoners and their loved ones face as they attempt to recover from the impact of a felony conviction.