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Alternative Chance

Date : 2012-09-25 12:48:26

DescriptionBased in Haiti, Alternative Chance is a self-help peer counseling program founded in 1996 by Michelle Karshan together with criminal deportees. The program advocates on their behalf prior to deportation, while incarcerated upon their arrival in Haiti, and during their integration into Haitian society. Alternative Chance challenges the injustices of US immigration policies and assists immigration attorneys in fighting against deportation. Current services include an orientation manual for adjusting to Haiti, emergency services, job counseling and some sponsorship in job training, wrongful deportation screening, an English lending library, peer counseling and referrals to services, alternatives to violence workshops, family mediation and counseling, and a public education campaign. Alternative Chance works in partnership with Health Through Walls providing limited healthcare in Haiti's National Penitentiary.

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CityNew York

CountryUnited States of America

Name of InstitutionAlternative Chance




Type of ActivitySupport Institution

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