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Restoring opportunities, rebuilding lives.

WHO WE ARE

Wash Away Unemployment is a New Bern, NC-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. We envision a community built on justice and grace, where past offenses do not condemn a person to a life of poverty and social exclusion.

WHAT WE DO

Through our growing list of initiatives, Wash Away offers employment, housing, and other stability-building opportunities for our justice-involved population.

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A training session

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Men working to renovate a roof

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Man and woman review materials at construction site

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A training session
A training session

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WHY WE DO IT

We are striving to reduce revocations, increasing public safety, and strengthening families. We do this through one-on-one, peer-to-peer support, skill assessment, and self development training with justice-involved populations, and by simultaneously working with local employers to reduce the stigma associated with a criminal record.

A COMMUNITY OF TINY HOMES

Through our collaborative partnerships we are building tiny homes to be used by citizens who face barriers in accessing adequate housing as they reintegrate back into the community. 

Our mission is to empower individuals to tap into their inner resilience and self sufficiency, whether they face homelessness due to being justice-involved, are disabled veterans, or just because "life" happened.

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