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Ready, Willing & Able Philadelphia (RWA-P) is an official member of the Ready, Willing & Able America affiliate network. RWA-P works with Philadelphians facing serious social and economic barriers: 100% are homeless, nearly 70% of RWA trainees have incarceration histories of 5 years or more; 96% have a history of drug or alcohol abuse; and 36% do not have a high school diploma or a GED.

Despite these challenges, Ready, Willing & Able believes that "work works" to overcome poverty, addiction, and crime — and helps men become productive, contributing members of our community — and responsible fathers to their children — again. Our comprehensive transitional work and housing program helps men realize their potential and directs them on a path to independence.

We believe work works because it's proven to be true.

Every graduate of RWA represents an individual breaking free of the costly cycles of criminal activity, unemployment, and homelessness.

The challenge:

Philadelphia has the highest incarceration rate in the country — 537 per 100,000 citizens.

Our solution:

RWA keeps formerly incarcerated individuals employed and out of the criminal justice system.

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