BC is an excellent example of overcoming adversity, thanks to The Liberty Fund. He was upbeat and energized that The Liberty Fund had the opportunity to bail him out.
In working with him, BC revealed that it was due to The Liberty Fund on the night of his arraignment that helped him keep the custody of his children. He was determined to do whatever it took to get them. When BC was overwhelmed about the circumstances, he would contact The Liberty Fund for support during the process, and to keep thinking positive and persevere.
His fortitude paid off. BC’s case has now been sealed, and everything went well with the Administration for Children’s Services. As a result, the Judge granted him full custody of his children. This positive outcome was made possible due to the important work of The Liberty Fund.
MJ is ever so grateful for The Liberty Fund bail program, and continuously expresses his gratitude to the bail associate that paid his bail. He was in jeopardy of not completing his training program, losing permanent housing, and the opportunity to earn a more favorable income.
Before MJ’s arrest, he was more than halfway through a six month HVAC certificate training program. He was in his fourth month in the program, and everything was at risk if incarcerated. With assistance from The Liberty Fund, he was able to complete the training and receive an HVAC certificate without interruption.
After MJ received his certificate, he was able to secure a job with a heating and air conditioning company through the HVAC training program job placement component. Now he has a more stable position, and his income doubled.
Because of MJ’s income, he qualified for a three-bedroom apartment through an affordable housing program. He is happy that he, his pregnant wife and two children live in a comfortable apartment. He says it is much better than the one-bedroom they lived in prior.
MJ says his family could not afford to pay his bail and if it were not for The Liberty Fund, his dreams of making a better future for himself and his family would not have been possible if he remained in jail.
“I just got my son back last week after winning custody in court after I finished my seven months in a drug program. I don’t wanna go back to Rikers. Please help me go home. I swear I’m coming to court. My kids need me and need to know I am there for them. This was such a big mistake I will never do again.”
“I just finished my State time a few months back. I didn’t do what the police said, I was just trying to get money so I wouldn’t jump the turnstile. Thank you for believing in me and giving me a chance. I can’t go back inside. I’m on meds and they would have given me the wrong stuff, I know it. Plus this would have hurt me being able to recertify my housing voucher because they make you do that in person.”
“Getting out lets me keep my construction job and also help my girlfriend take the kids to school.”
“I just started a new job last month and no doubt they would have fired me if I missed days so soon. I’m glad a company like Liberty Fund exists otherwise I’d be at Rikers which I heard is crazy bad.”