Original Guidance Foundation, a south Florida based non-profit corporation, will provide an environment conducive of the necessities for individuals coming out of long-term incarceration or treatment. The importance of re-entry and transitional services to aid clients back into society, is essential to reduce recidivism rate across the nation. We believe through life planning, addiction counseling, and hinge skills and talents, they will learn to better themselves; creating a positive self-image, ultimately strengthening themselves, their families, and the community. We believe that through this program, we will be able to teach clients the importance of balance in all aspects of life; bringing hope to the hopeless, and allowing the chance for every person, to assume their inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Ultimately we will be working towards changing not just people’s view of themselves, but the stigma associated with these individuals in the eyes of the community. The Original Guidance Foundation motto “Building a Better World, by Building Better People”, reminds us constantly why we are striving daily to communicate the message of hope to those in need, and facilitate positive changes in both the community and our clients.