Fringe Industries is committed to empowering the prisoner, returning citizen and those in recovery to live healthy, whole lives. A pivotal aspect of this mission involves our weekly visits to Lebanon and Dayton Correctional facilities. Our transformative 10-week prison art/music therapy program, 'Scars and Bars,' delves into the roots of incarceration and destructive behavior. This initiative forges connections with incarcerated individuals, fostering enduring kinship and establishing a dependable mentoring rapport. For more info on 'Scars and Bars' click here.
Upon release, we extend opportunities for meaningful employment through a one-year paid job training program within The Fringe Coffee House or one of our other social enterprises. Each individual entering our doors receives a tailored holistic re-entry support plan. At Fringe Industries, our employees cultivate work experience, acquire interpersonal skills, develop effective problem-solving abilities, and restore their sense of dignity following incarceration.
At The Fringe Industries, we provide the following:
Personalized Re-Entry Plans
Financial Literacy Workshops
The Fringe Recovery Meetings
Music and Art Therapy
Complimentary Tattoo Removal
(for gang, racist, or employment-related tattoos)
Post-Incarceration Counseling and Therapy
Mental Health Assistance
Vocational Training and Job Opportunities
College and Career Preparation
Spiritual Guidance and Formation
Mentorship and Kinship
Sober Living Residence for Women
Sober Living Apartments
Additionally, we extend a music and art studio to at-risk youth within the community, completely free of charge. In this space, they can collaborate with instructors to learn musical instruments, music production, canvas painting, professional photography and videography, songwriting, and more.