FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 6, 2011
David Ball, Ball Consulting Group, LLC O: 617-243-9950 M: 617-548-7809 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
REDISCOVERY TO BECOME PART OF JRI Merger Will Enable Agency to Serve More Teens in Need Boston, MA – Rediscovery, Inc., a Waltham-based non-profit agency that supports teens leaving state custody and helps homeless, unaccompanied high school students to transition into permanent housing and an educational or employment setting, today announced it has merged with Justice Resource Institute. The merger is designed to give Rediscovery the infrastructure to expand its successful models, which feature a high school graduation/GED completion rate of 96 percent in one program compared to a statewide average of 33 percent for children aging out of foster care, into new areas. “The Rediscovery merger is a great growth opportunity for JRI,” says Andy Pond, President and CEO of Justice Resource Institute. “They have a model that works really well in serving a population with many challenges, and we want to leverage what they are doing well for the benefit of programs across our organization.” Rediscovery, Inc., a $1.5 million agency with 20 employees, is an agency that has achieved impressive results in serving a difficult population. These results include permanently housing 96 percent of the students in its high school program.
Additionally, only 20 percent of
the foster care youth served by the agency required long term government assistance as opposed to 33 percent nationwide. “This merger will give us the scale and support we need to grow our programs and serve more teens who are in need,” says Danielle Ferrier, Executive Director of Rediscovery, now a division of JRI. “We’re pleased to join with a leading provider of human services in the state as we progress on our continued journey of providing help to those in need as they grow into adults.” The merger took effect on July 1.
### Justice Resource Institute’s mission is to provide hope and opportunity to children and adults whose physical, emotional or learning related disability requires innovative and specialized support and treatment.