Home in Hyannis to Help Men Transitioning from Incarceration

John Jassett

John Jassett

HYANNIS – A new initiative is underway to develop a home for men transitioning from incarceration.

Francis House is an educational community for men that have been struggling with addiction and recently released from incarceration.

It calls for a minimum of a six to nine month commitment and is a faith based, structured living program that has 24 hour supervision.

“It is basically very disciplined, the house will be created in view of that, so we want these gentlemen to come in and be disciplined with what they do, get the education that they might need, get the help they might need medically, psychologically,” said Francis House Director John Jassett.

Francis House is seeking to raise $50,000 for rent, furnishings and administrative costs associated with the building.

The operating costs are estimated to be $75-100,000 a year.

House officials have set up a gofundme page and are hosting an open house at the Federated Church in Hyannis on October 5.

Jassett said that the residents at the home will have to pay for the accommodations.

“What we don’t want is someone that’s coming from incarceration that financially can’t afford to come to the house, we want to be able to make sure that they have a place to go,” said Jassett. “They will be required within 30 days to have a job.”

The building is located at 310 Ocean Street in Hyannis and was previously occupied by Homeless not Hopeless.

The Hyannis Yacht Club owns the property and the facility sleeps 13.

By JUSTIN SAUNDERS, CapeCod.com Newscenter

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