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Non-profit for former inmates re-opens in Decatur

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LifeSource opened up in new digs after the former offices burned down. LifeSource opened up in new digs after the former offices burned down.

A non-profit that helps people who have been to jail celebrated their re-opening Tuesday in Decatur.

LifeSource is an organization that offers love and support to people who have served time in jail or prison.

Volunteers work to help clients find jobs and become a part of society again. LifeSource offers classes and meals every week. They help clients fill out job applications and take them to interviews.

LifeSource first opened in 2011 at another location. When they moved to a new spot, the building burned and they lost everything.

The organization opened back up about a month ago. Now, more than 150 people come to classes and meals held there each week.

"It's very difficult to get the community to accept them," said Executive Director Robin Ladner. "Getting them jobs is the hardest thing, but it's the most important thing. The ones who are able to get a job and work do the best."

People from Morgan, Limestone, Lawrence and Madison Counties utilize the resources provided by LifeSource. Some of the biggest expenses the organization faces are basic bills, like rent and internet service, food for meals after each class, and gasoline to transport clients to and from work and interviews.

To learn more about the organization and its mission, visit the LifeSource website.

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