Primary Group, Inc. and the Breaking Barriers Network have taken a comprehensive holistic approach to combat this crisis. We target specific areas that are known to be the major cause of poverty, mass incarceration and recidivism; lack of housing, adequate human services, access to competent legal services and livable wage employment opportunities.
Our service model utilizes the strengths and bridges the gaps among existing formerly incarcerated individual job training programs. By combining the most successful, dynamic and effective techniques from social enterprise, social service, faith-based initiatives as well as leadership and business strategies of for-profit enterprises, we have given life to a sustainable and very comprehensive initiative.
This initiative focuses on the immediate creation of livable wage employment under a 90-day paid internship program that can evolve into long term employment. This evolution is partially based upon the participatory value of the community as well as the intern.
We recognize the importance of developing a diversified financial base to ensure financial sustainability. Included in the solutions blueprint is a massive social enterprise training and development initiative that has the potential to create thousands of community based social entrepreneurs whose efforts are directly responsible for creating additional employment opportunities for our target population.
These enterprises will include businesses and trades that will not only provide viable employment for clients in our programs, but will provide an income stream for redirection back into program services.The success of this project is based on 3 criteria;