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WHO WE ARE

EMPOWERING

OUR COMMUNITY

The history of the organization is organic and responsive to the communities it serves. As the founder, James Richardson, was ending his highly successful, 30-year career as a decorated Army Noncommissioned Officer, he began thinking about who he could serve in the next chapter of his life. His brother, Michael Richardson, had recently been released from prison after a 10-year sentence. For most if his life, Michael had been in and out of prison, and, over the years, largely unsuccessful in navigating reintegration, which continued his gravitation toward incarceration.

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WHAT WE DO

The goal of 4 Horsemen Rehabilitation Services is to assist formerly incarcerated people in Georgia's Greater Atlanta Area as they reintegrate into society; serve them in learning skills that will make them employable; and partner with other organizations to most effectively serve the large annual number of returning citizens. The team relies on social support to assist clients in identifying their values and goals in order to stimulate behavior change. This is accomplished by providing life skills training, personal development, and a psycho-social approach to improve their chances for success in their careers and in life. Many organizations focus on getting jobs alone; but 4HRS knows that to be truly successful in building a career and living a healthy, thriving life, formerly incarcerated individuals must focus on building alternative life skills, social norms, and methods of resiliency away from the many pressures and illicit ventures of street life. Using certified coaches and trainers along with the personal development curriculum of the John Maxwell Team, 4HRS provides long-term mentorship to help develop opportunities for formerly incarcerated people to return to their communities and build economic success. The 4HRS team works with their clients for a minimum of 12-18 months and offer opportunities for perpetuity to receive additional training or resources that may be required.

The four founders are a diverse group with a wide variety of backgrounds. Their areas of competency and expertise include organizational leadership, mental health, case management, education, social work, personal development, and first-hand knowledge of the incarceration system and employment-related re-entry services provided by the state. Over the last two years, they have worked on program development, some case management, obtaining required certifications, researching recidivism, and finding dedicated people willing to give their time freely in order to bring 4HRS to life. Many will stay on as volunteer mentors once the organization is fully established and running.

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OUR TEAM

James R 2019

Executive Director & Founder

CORTEZ-PIC2

Director of Psychosocial Rehabilitation & Founder

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Melcina Felix
Melcina Felix

Treasurer

Leslie Moses_1
Leslie Moses

Secretary

STAFF MEMBERS
Michael R.

Founder & Advisor

Maria Duenas
Maria Duenas

Social Media & Grant Writer

ashley_davidson

Social Media & Grant Writer

Becky Rafter

Senior Volunteer Grant Writer

Jihad Muhammad

Peer Counselor

Erica

Chief Financial Officer

James T.
James Thomas

Founder & Advisor