“Upon returning home from long-term incarceration I felt motivated to do the things necessary in order to bring some semblance of order back into my life.  But as equipped as I was, there were certain things that I couldn’t have anticipated or prepared for.  My emotional and mental health suffered from my inability to find someone – anyone – who understood.  I felt afraid and impotent.  But in my search for answers I came upon Jeff Grant.  After reading his story, I reached out to him and found a kind and compassionate ear.  He took the time to hear me out, listen to my fears, concerns, and hopes, and invited me to network with him and others in a way that helped me be conscious of the fact that my struggles are shared by others.  He helped me appreciate that I could contribute to others lives in a way that helped them, and that being of service would help me as well. I credit Jeff not merely with being a helping hand, but with being a clearing house of resources and knowledge that I couldn’t have hoped for.  He is attentive, humorous, giving of himself, and quick to work to develop meaningful solutions to problems that can have a lasting impact on the lives of the people around him.  I’m grateful to Jeff for his friendship, advice, and leadership; I encourage anyone dealing with any life transition – especially, but not only, where the criminal justice and correctional systems are at play – to reach out to Jeff to ask for help.”