REAL LIFE is a Richmond-based nonprofit that serves individuals who are coming out of incarceration, homelessness, or who battle substance use disorder. With 10 recovery/transition houses, the organization provides six months of inclusive programming including housing, meals, physical and mental health assistance, and help securing employment. By providing opportunities to overcome personal and community barriers, REAL LIFE’s programming leads to better outcomes, including a reduced recidivism rate.

We spoke with founder and director Sarah Scarbrough for this Hear Together profile. You can listen at the audio link below and learn more about REAL LIFE here.