Dawn Freeman, Founder & Co-Chair, ReGenHope

“At ReGenHope, we believe the relentless cycle of incarceration is beyond a ‘corrections problem.’ It is a community problem that requires collaborative, comprehensive, and creative solutions, focused on delivering a successful reentry experience for justice involved individuals and their communities.”

Our Core

The Power of Second Chances

As the old saying goes, everyone deserves a second chance; a do-over, so to speak. At ReGenHope, we are harnessing the power of second chances for returning citizens, using our five-step, evidence-based approach to deliver the skills and support they need to make their do-over count.


ReGenHope Initiative – a 501 (c) (3) non-profit headquartered in Carrollton, TX– is dedicated to breaking the cycle of incarceration by connecting justice-involved individuals with the resources they need to lead constructive, fulfilling and responsible lives once their debt to society has been paid.


As a non-profit organization, we depend on philanthropic contributions to fulfill our mission. We invite you to make a donation now to help us regenerate hope for those we serve, empowering them to successfully reengage with their families and their communities. Learn how you can help support today.


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