It's Personal

Hello,  as the Reentry Coalition Coordinator I am always seeking ways to let our community engage with our work demonstrating to our returning citizens that we as a community support their success.  In 2017, 820 people returned to our community after serving their sentences in jail or prison.  Our coalition of over 30 local agencies is working to make this a seamless and safe transition.  Our mission is to create a community where returning citizens have the keys to successfully achieve their personal goals.  We believe our community is safer and stronger when we support returning citizens process of rehabilitation.

We currently have two needs, one for clients in Reentry Case Management and the other for clients that are entering treatment through the Fairbanks Wellness Court.  This ‘Personal Needs Project” will provide dignity by giving a supply of necessary items for the first few weeks after leaving an institution.  Each purse or backpack could include shampoo, conditioner, wet wipes, an emergency blanket, feminine hygiene products, lotion, chapstick, a pair of socks, toothbrush and paste, floss, ID holder, pocket calendar, spiral notebook, water bottle, deodorant, shaving kit, nail care, and pocket first aid.  Fairbanks Wellness Court would also like laundry soap and tupperware containers.  The coalition already has soap, pens, keychains, post-its, and a few other items for each bag.

Donations can be made in person at 250 Cushman Suite 3G or financial donations by designation to our fiscal partners at Interior Alaska Center for Non Violent Living, a 501 C 3 non-profit organization.  More information about Fairbanks Reentry Coalition is available on our website at fairbanksreentry.org. Please call me, Linda, at 907-987-6045 or reentry@iacnvl.org for more information. 

Linda Setterberg

As the Fairbanks Reentry Coalition Coordinator,  my job is to bring agencies and people to the table to give reentering citizens the keys to successfully achieve their personal goals.