WHEN NEGATIVE PATTERNS ARE BROKEN, NEW POSSIBILITIES EMERGE. NEW CONNECTIONS IS COMMITTED TO HELPING PEOPLE BREAK NEGATIVE CYCLES!

 
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Our Beginning

New Connections of South King County began in April 2001. Our founder Lana Matthew had a vision to primarily assist those who were incarcerated and ex-offenders with successful reentry into society. Her passion and belief that everyone deserves a second chance has been a driving factor in New Connections programs. Throughout the years New Connections has been able to develop effective partnerships with local courts, local jails, community partners and the corrections community. 

 

“Together we can make a difference, one person at a time!”

— LANA MATTHEW, FOUNDER

 
 

New Connection's programs were designed to assist individuals who have been or are in the criminal justice system. Throughout the years our mission has grown to assist those who have been marginalized or disenfranchised in society.

 

 
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Our Mission

We are committed to empowering people to change, strengthening families and creating safer communities.

 

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A recent study funded by the United States Justice Department found that education reduced recidivism by 43 percent.

 

 

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We have an opportunity and an obligation to use smart methods - and advance innovative new programs...to reduce recidivism.

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3 out of 4 people believe that everyone deserves a second chance at life. We exist to give people second chances. Are you ready for yours?

New Connections works to provide our clients with the opportunity to experience a significant improvement in their mental and physical health. Our approach is holistic and comprehensive. 

 
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Get Involved

South King County is experiencing population growth, and the needs of people come along with that growth. We accept volunteers with various skill levels. We also accept tutors, mentors or people who just want to help others get their lives back on track. Donations are also vital to our growth, as we use them to fund our programming and outreach.