Efforts from Ex-Convicts, Inc.

Efforts From Ex-Convicts, Inc (EFEC) was founded in 1966 by a group of ex-convicts committed to lending each other support in the face of society’s rejection. Led by two ex-offenders, Rev. Griffin S. Smith and Ralph ‘Petey’ Greene, the organization attracted ex-offenders who were desperately seeking a welcoming community upon their release from incarceration. Recognizing the need to provide tools with which its members could rebuild their lives, EFEC creates Self-Help, Employment Training and Housing programs to equip and enable ex-offenders with the opportunity to begin his or her journey back to a productive life.

While EFEC steadily and faithfully interacts with individuals ex-offenders, the organization feels an abiding obligation to be advocates, to enlighten biased viewpoints regarding the problems which ex-offenders face upon release, and to change society’s negative and punishing attitude towards ex-offenders. EFEC’s daily mission is to help ex-offenders receive a second chance to succeed, to be employed at a living wage, and to lead dignified and meaningful lives.

Ralph ‘Petey’ Greene EFEC Scholarship Fund

The Ralph ‘Petey’ Greene EFEC Scholarship Fund, gives $1,000.00 scholarship grants to the children of ex-offenders. Many of the children of ex-offenders would not have the opportunity to pursue a col...
  • 1329 9th St NW Washington DC 20001
Service Category: Money Education
Service Eligibility: Formerly Incarcerated

Employment Services

Efforts From Ex-Convicts’ provide Employment and Referral Services for the benefit of ex-offenders. Mr Tinnen specializes in providing one-on-one support and guidance in helping you prepare for or fi...
  • 1329 9th St NW Washington DC 20001
Service Category: Work
Service Eligibility: Formerly Incarcerated

Transitional Housing - Efforts from Ex-Convicts

EFEC has affordable housing for an ex-offender who is ready to take the next step to permanent housing. Participants are provided up to 12-months residence in a secure, safe six-unit complex in Southe...
  • 1329 9th St NW Washington DC 20001
Service Category: Housing
Efforts from Ex-Convicts
1329 9th St NW Washington DC 20001