The mission of RESTORE is to reduce the rate of recidivism by providing support services
to ex-offenders in order to make their transition back into main stream society a success.
Substance Abuse Counseling
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RESTORE is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to helping ex-offenders be successful in every aspect of life. Our goal is to provide the tools needed to not only live, but to be successful and live a fulfilling life. The process of leaving prison can be difficult, especially for ex-offenders that had to serve lengthy sentences. Many have a difficult time on the outside after serving their sentences. They have difficulties finding jobs, adequate housing or even attaining photo identification. These difficulties lead to more problems and often cause the ex-offenders to get into trouble again. Our goal is to mitigate these problems to allow the offender to concentrate on adjusting to life on the outside.
R.E.S.T.O.R.E. is on a mission to:
Build our first of many homes for recently released women in the Jacksonville area. Our goal is to have a six-resident home near the downtown area of Jacksonville, which will be near public transportation, employment opportunities and counseling services to help these women win back their lives. This pivotal starting point will be the catalyst to restore so many program participants, their families, and children to a life of normalcy and a road to renewed and continued success.
We have secured a lot and we have a floor plan in place for the initial building phase
Rebecca Davis is a native of Tennille, Georgia and has lived in Jacksonville, Florida since 1997. Rebecca is happily married to Willie Davis and is an active member of her church where she leads the Helping Hands Ministry and sings in the choir. She is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority Incorporated.
Rebecca received her Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration from Albany State University in Albany, Georgia. She has over 20 years of professional experience to include serving on the management teams that allowed her to develop and lead team members to show genuine concern for people. She steadfastly believes that one of her primary purposes is to serve God and others.
Rebecca was inspired to start the nonprofit R.E.S.T.O.R.E. (Rebuilding Ex-Offenders Successfully Through Opportunities Rehabilitation and Education), because of her love for people and her belief that we all deserve another chance. She has encountered many ex-offenders who have shared how difficult it was to function on the outside after serving their sentences. She strongly believes that if the necessary services are provided and skills developed, the chances of recidivism are drastically reduced. Rebecca’s ultimate goal for R.E.S.T.O.R.E. is to build hope, character, and stronger communities, not more prisons.
JP Mills - CFO
JP Mills is currently employed by the Federal Aviation Administration. In his thirty years with the company, he served in various roles which included Electrical Engineer; Supervisor of Technical Evaluation; System Maintenance Manager of which he was responsible for the technical operation for airports in the states of Alabama, Mississippi and the Northwestern Panhandle of Florida; Human Resources Branch Manager, where he trained over 1,000 personnel logistics real property inventory, IT staffing, EEO and managed a budget of $138 million dollars; Executive Advisor and District Manager. JP’s passion to serve others has guided him to join R.E.S.T.O.R.E. Board of Directors where he is looking forward to making a positive impact on Jacksonville communities.
Amy Decker - Director
Amy is native of Jacksonville and has been married to, Bill Decker for 25 years. They have two wonderful sons. She was privileged to serve in the United States Marine Corps and completed her graduate work at the University of Kansas.
Focusing on individual strengths and honoring Mindfulness practices are at the foundation of Amy’s work with clients. As a general practitioner, she has worked with a wide range of individuals dealing with a variety of life transition issues: including couple’s and family therapy, individual adult men and women’s issues, mood disorders and healing from trauma and loss. Amy believes that it’s through our individual sufferings that we are able to really connect with our own resiliency and learn and grow from those challenges.
Tammy Hodo - Vice President
Tammy L. Hodo, PhD – Dr. Hodo was born in Milwaukee, WI and is a Navy Veteran.
She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Albany State University Master of Public Administration Degree from Columbus State University in 1998.
Tammy went on to gain her PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Urban Studies with a minor in Sociology, specialization in Race, Class, Gender, Ethnicity. Her dissertation was entitled: “A Critical Analysis of an Urban Research University: Climate, Culture and Minority Faculty.” Dr. Hodo serves as the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, where she is responsible for policy development and overall institutional compliance for students, faculty, and staff related to discrimination and harassment, including violations of the non-discrimination policy and the sexual misconduct policy.
Tracy Hay - Secretary
Tracy T. Hay is a native of Jacksonville, Florida. She is a proud graduate of Jean Ribault Senior High. She continued her formal education to earn her bachelor’s degree in Professional Management and her master’s degree in Educational Leadership at Nova Southeastern University. She has over fourteen years of dedicated experience in education where she served in various capacities including school and district leadership roles, K-12 teacher and Sunday School teacher. She believes education is a catalyst that will give a person opportunity to transform his or her life and help anyone make positive contributions to our community. Tracy remains true to her faith in God as she fulfills her passion of inspiring others to become lifelong learners.
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