The Welcome Home Project
is a collection of stories and photographs of 20 formerly incarcerated men and women who were able to turn their lives around after many years in jails and prisons.
The book and photography exhibit provide positive role models and challenge the notion that people involved in crime cannot change. Their stories are testimony to the power of resilience, determination, and faith in the face of the stigma and barriers that the formerly incarcerated face.
Welcome Home Booklets
The Welcome Home Booklet
is a powerful educational and inspirational tool that can be used inside prison and jail and by reentry programs. The booklet includes 20 powerful stories and photographs. Booklets are available for purchase
and available for download
See Oakland North’s video
highlighting the impact of The Welcome Project.
The photography exhibit was on display at Oakland City Hall in October 2014. The Welcome Home Project received a commendation from the Alameda County Board of Supervisors: “We commend you for providing positive role models to people in re-entry while challenging the negative stereotypes about the formerly incarcerated population.” Opening night was written up in the East Bay Express
and by KALW
If you are interested in the exhibit, contact:
Micky Duxbury, Project Coordinator
Ruth Morgan, Photographer
The Welcome Home Project is accepting donations
to support distribution of booklets to those incarcerated and in re-entry programming. Specify "The Welcome Home Project" as the designation for your gift. Our hope is to distribute books to the libraries in all prisons throughout California.
This project was made possible with support of the CAL Humanities in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities.