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Second Chances in the Ozarks: Nick Robbins' Mission of Hope with Returning Home
Episode 26011th March 2024 • I am Northwest Arkansas • Randy Wilburn
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In this episode of I am Northwest Arkansas, host Randy Wilburn is joined by the compassionate and dedicated Nick Robbins, Executive Director of Returning Home. Nick, a beacon of second chances, shares the expansion of the organization and its profound impact on individuals transitioning from incarceration back into the community. With Returning Home's new facility in Huntsville, Nick is at the forefront of combating recidivism and fostering a culture of support and growth for those seeking a fresh start.

As you listen, you'll be transported to the heart of a program that is more than a shelter—it's a lifeline. Nick's journey from inmate to influencer is a testament to the power of community investment in changing lives. Through Returning Home, Nick and his team are providing beds and delivering comprehensive programs that include education, counseling, and job placement to ensure a sustainable future for participants.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • The transformative work of Returning Home and its mission to provide holistic support to individuals seeking reentry into society.
  • The challenges and triumphs of expanding the program to Huntsville include the creation of an aftercare facility for graduates.
  • The societal impact of addressing the root causes of incarceration, such as trauma, mental illness, and lack of education.
  • How Returning Home is breaking generational cycles of incarceration and paving the way for a brighter future for its participants and their families.
  • The importance of community involvement and the need for continued support to maintain and grow these life-changing services.

All this and more on this episode of the I Am Northwest Arkansas podcast.

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Website for Returning Home

Returning Home on Facebook

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