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Hope Is Where the Heart Is


We ALL deserve Safe, Secure, Clean SUBSIDIZED and AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

At Once Incarcerated Anonymous, we understand how hard it is to reenter society after imprisonment. We believe in providing holistic resources for formerly incarcerated civilians and their families to reduce recidivism and promote zero-entry for children.

OIA exist for the sole purpose of providing wellness communities for formerly incarcerated people (F.I.P) and Justice Impacted families. We are a Housing Advocacy, Community Development Consulting and Community Economic Development nonprofit working to End Housing Discrimination. 

 Yes, even people who have criminal records deserve a home. 

We aim to increase the success of reentry through reform advocation, life skill and leadership development, and trauma support.


What We Do


About Us

We are the Promise Keepers!

At Once Incarcerated Anonymous, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing issues facing returning citizens and combatting recidivism.
Learn more about our team and their journey, tribulations, and triumphs. 
We understand how hard it can be to return to society after incarceration.
Life after release is by no means an easy feat, but through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.

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Helping The Justice Impacted Community

Join OIA Advocacy Ambassadors for Justice Impacted Housing Group!

You will be trained on developing a campaign from the ground up; How to tell your epistemology for change; How to conduct yourself professionally; The Importance of Voting and Civic Engagement; and Housing Rights: federal and state laws.

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Support Services

Overcome Your Obstacles!

We are available for formerly incarcerated people Transformative Life Coaching. 

We connect those to our partner organizations like The Housing Collective of Fairfield County and Community Partners In Action aka CPA, staff shown above with founder/board chair LaResse Harvey.

We also partner with The 

We are training the next generation of Housing Advocates to ensure the Justice Impact communities are heard and rights are implemented in new and current housing regulations and policies.

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Upcoming Events

  • Founder LaResse's 50th Birthday
    Sat, May 21
    Cape Ann Whale Watching
    May 21, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
    Cape Ann Whale Watching, 415 Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930, USA
  • Blankets of Hope Mother's Day Event
    May 06, 10:00 AM – 2:20 PM EDT
    Free Center, 460 New Britain Ave, Hartford, CT 06106, USA
    Make a blanket for MOM and one for a Child at Camp HOPE! All donations are tax deductible.
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