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featuring Keynote Speaker KURTIS TAYLOR, Executive Director of the Bob Barker Foundation
March 21 2024 | 6pm to 8:00pm | Daniels Hall at Union Station, Cape Fear Community College
Kurtis Taylor is a person in long-term recovery. For Kurtis, this means he has not used alcohol or any other substance since December 23, 2002.
Mr. Taylor obtained his bachelor’s degree in social work from Shaw University in May of 2019. For many years, Kurtis has been a voice for citizens seeking long-term recovery from substance use disorders. He is President and Board Chair for i2i Center for Integrative Health, as well as a Board member for Oxford House, Inc. Currently, Mr. Taylor serves as the Executive Director of the Bob Barker Foundation, where he is committed to helping reduce recidivism rates nationwide. Mr. Taylor is a vocal advocate for all citizens faced with the challenges of Substance Use Disorder, as well as those that accompany reentering society after incarceration.
In addition to Mr. Taylor’s keynote address, the evening will feature recent milestones with program graduates, and honor our 2024 LINC Society inductees.
With proper support, guidance, and social networking, individuals returning from incarceration can contribute great value to the community.
Our efforts to provide supportive services and programs are centered around the Residential Re-Entry Program at the M. E. Roberts Transitional Campus. LINC, Inc. provides transitional housing, job training, educational opportunities, substance abuse treatment, and health and medical services.
Michael has been enrolled in the PH2 program since February 2023. Since his release in March, he has worked diligently on rebuilding the life he had prior to addiction. He was able to secure housing at a local recovery house and has been an exemplary housemate since. He has attended every house meeting, completed 90 in 90, voluntarily participated in IOP, and is working with a sponsor on his 12 steps now. Michael has also obtained employment at a local restaurant, allowing him to pay his own bills and begin rebuilding his savings. In the 3 months since release, he has already saved enough to buy his own vehicle, which he purchased about two weeks ago. Starting this fall, Michael will also be enrolled in CFCC’s Small Engine Mechanic program. His hope is to take this skill and build a career working as a mechanic.
Our goal is to encourage a change in thinking that in turn influences behavior. Ultimately, through the LITE Manhood Program, LINC, Inc. is working to “break the cycle of crime.”
Thinking + Feeling = Character/Behavior/ Problem