PACT - Porter County

PACT - Porter County Since 1971, PACT has been a pioneer in community-based justice and programs designed to provide commu
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"As a therapy client, some of the things you can do to get the most from therapy are particularly important when it come...
08/10/2021

"As a therapy client, some of the things you can do to get the most from therapy are particularly important when it comes to teletherapy."

What to keep in mind as you transition to video sessions

"What are your stories, your core beliefs? Are you ready to challenge them?"
07/27/2021

"What are your stories, your core beliefs? Are you ready to challenge them?"

It’s not events that get us into trouble, but often the story we tell ourselves.

"Even among prison systems that limit dental care, Michigan’s policy is an outlier — and one of many issues described in...
07/22/2021

"Even among prison systems that limit dental care, Michigan’s policy is an outlier — and one of many issues described in a years-long lawsuit over dental care."

In Michigan, getting dental care can take months, even years.

Day of Caring is back! We have a project that needs volunteers.Come help PACT put the finishing touches on their new bui...
07/14/2021

Day of Caring is back! We have a project that needs volunteers.

Come help PACT put the finishing touches on their new building located at 1354 W. Lincolnway, Valparaiso (the old Don Roberts Beauty School). Newly renovated, there are still a couple of projects left to tackle.

We need your help to:

Empty, clean, paint and reorganize our supply storage room.

Paint hand railings leading to the entrance door.

And to complete miscellaneous projects: interior painting (interior doors, etc.), clean windows, hang blinds, put some furniture together.

Sign up for this project today at https://unitedwaypc.galaxydigital.com/aem/general/need/?doc_id=6076&need_id=601009

Day of Caring is back! Join us as we help change lives one project at a time across NWI. Volunteer sign up begins July 5...
07/09/2021

Day of Caring is back! Join us as we help change lives one project at a time across NWI. Volunteer sign up begins July 5 at nwivolunteer.org. United Way of Porter County

"Women make up roughly a tenth of those confined in the country’s prisons and jails, but women are now the fastest growi...
07/08/2021

"Women make up roughly a tenth of those confined in the country’s prisons and jails, but women are now the fastest growing incarcerated population."

Introducing “Tutwiler,” a Marshall Project/Frontline documentary about incarcerated women who support each other through pregnancy, labor and saying goodbye to their newborns.

"It may not feel comfortable initially, but it can get better."
07/06/2021

"It may not feel comfortable initially, but it can get better."

Two evidence-based treatments that may help you manage your trauma reactions.

"Time is now a fleeting commodity I don’t want to waste or run out of. Yet I can’t keep from longing for the day it ceas...
07/02/2021

"Time is now a fleeting commodity I don’t want to waste or run out of. Yet I can’t keep from longing for the day it ceases to be prison time."

“Time has made it abundantly clear that my ability to exercise patience—or not to—doesn’t sway it in the least.”

"Hope is an effective tool to face adversity or something as dramatic and ominous as a pandemic."
06/29/2021

"Hope is an effective tool to face adversity or something as dramatic and ominous as a pandemic."

6 techniques to help you develop a more hopeful outlook.

"He was trapped in a cycle. We were trapped in a cycle. In Norway, I realized how much I had to learn."
06/24/2021

"He was trapped in a cycle. We were trapped in a cycle. In Norway, I realized how much I had to learn."

“We took off his wrist restraints and gave him pen and paper. He drew up a storm.”

"When people tell us about their stresses, our first instinct is to try to help by offering a solution. We are here to t...
06/22/2021

"When people tell us about their stresses, our first instinct is to try to help by offering a solution. We are here to tell you to — almost always — resist that urge."

A crash course in validation for these pandemic times.

Get ready for Prime Day! Sign up for AmazonSmile and select Prisoner and Community Together Inc as your preferred charit...
06/20/2021

Get ready for Prime Day! Sign up for AmazonSmile and select Prisoner and Community Together Inc as your preferred charity at smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7351004. Remember to shop for deals at smile.amazon.com, or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon app, and AmazonSmile will donate to us at no cost to you.

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to Prisoner and Community Together Inc. Support us every time you shop.

"When you shop for Father's Day gifts at smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7351004, AmazonSmile will donate a portion of your eligi...
06/14/2021

"When you shop for Father's Day gifts at smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7351004, AmazonSmile will donate a portion of your eligible purchases to PACT Inc at no cost to you!"

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to Prisoner and Community Together Inc. Support us every time you shop.

"Now I hope for the day when I get released—to grow my own garden at home and continue to heal myself in the process."
05/27/2021

"Now I hope for the day when I get released—to grow my own garden at home and continue to heal myself in the process."

Bobby Bostic was sentenced to 241 years at age 16. Gardening, he writes, keeps him growing.

"Think of these as exercises for the psychologically housebound."
05/06/2021

"Think of these as exercises for the psychologically housebound."

How you can take advantage of being out of the larger world.

"I try to be a light in a dark place. Prison is a cold environment. It's up to us to create our own heat."
05/04/2021

"I try to be a light in a dark place. Prison is a cold environment. It's up to us to create our own heat."

At the start of the pandemic, we asked four incarcerated people to chronicle daily life with the coronavirus. Here, they reveal what they witnessed and how they coped with the chaos, fear, isolatio...

"Happiness = Accepting what is and letting go of what you cannot control."
04/27/2021

"Happiness = Accepting what is and letting go of what you cannot control."

Stay In Your Lane

01/03/2021

Porter County PACT's switch to a new phone system is in-progress! Please feel free to contact staff via email until the transition is complete, if phone service appears to be temporarily out of service.

It's  !  Please help us continue the important work we do helping justice-involved individuals by donating at https://ww...
12/01/2020

It's ! Please help us continue the important work we do helping justice-involved individuals by donating at https://www.pactchangeslives.com/

Welcome to PACT, where we’re busy changing our communities one life at a time, each and every day. Donate TodayOur Programs ? Welcome to PACT, where we’re busy changing our communities one life at a time, each and every day. Who We Are As an innovative leader in best-practice solutions for commu...

"Research shows that higher education in prison reduces recidivism and saves taxpayer money."
10/29/2020

"Research shows that higher education in prison reduces recidivism and saves taxpayer money."

Many educators found workarounds now that they can no longer enter the prisons. But they fear the coronavirus could undermine a critical component: teaching in person

You can make a difference while you shop Amazon Prime Day deals on October 13 & 14. Simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/2...
10/06/2020

You can make a difference while you shop Amazon Prime Day deals on October 13 & 14. Simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7351004, or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon Shopping app, and AmazonSmile donates to PACT Inc.

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to Prisoner and Community Together Inc. Support us every time you shop.

"How do you relate to the outer world, to your child, to yourself?"
09/14/2020

"How do you relate to the outer world, to your child, to yourself?"

Or thinking you know the answers or have a solution to every problem. You don't.

"Growing up with a father who was incarcerated didn’t define me. But it certainly taught me to challenge stereotypes and...
08/31/2020

"Growing up with a father who was incarcerated didn’t define me. But it certainly taught me to challenge stereotypes and ask better questions."

Growing up with a father who was incarcerated didn’t define me. But it certainly taught me to challenge stereotypes and ask better questions.

"Armed with an if-then plan, you’re more apt to carry out your goal without struggling to consciously think about it."
08/21/2020

"Armed with an if-then plan, you’re more apt to carry out your goal without struggling to consciously think about it."

How to motivate yourself to stick with a new habit and reach your goals

"Look around the room you are in. What do you see?"
07/23/2020

"Look around the room you are in. What do you see?"

“I'd give anything to trade places with you right now.”

AmazonSmile customers can now support PACT Inc in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones!  Open the ap...
06/10/2020

AmazonSmile customers can now support PACT Inc in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones!
Open the app and find ’Settings’ in the main menu (☰). Tap on ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone.

Congratulations to our most recent graduates!
06/08/2020

Congratulations to our most recent graduates!

"I don't look at the past as a loss," Theo Roseberry said Friday morning. "I had built a life on a lie and that's death."

04/03/2020

Porter County PACT is now able to take credit and debit card payments over the phone, to aid in social distancing. Please contact the receptionist desk or your case manager if you wish to make a payment over the phone.

"Being better able to label and identify your feelings is associated with better coping and well-being."
03/23/2020

"Being better able to label and identify your feelings is associated with better coping and well-being."

Sometimes, deeper feelings lie under the surface.

03/16/2020

As a precaution against the COVID-19 pandemic, Porter County PACT will be accessible only for scheduled appointments and scheduled drug testing until further notice. If you have a scheduled meeting, please ring the doorbell when you arrive, and someone will be up to help you shortly.

To improve the safety of our parking lots, we have placed parking barriers at the southwest corner of our building at 13...
03/13/2020

To improve the safety of our parking lots, we have placed parking barriers at the southwest corner of our building at 1356 W. Lincolnway. The rear parking spots facing Emmettsburg Street will still be accessible, but entry to the lot will no longer be available from that direction.

"Mastering these key cognitive-emotional skills will help you cope better when things go wrong."
03/09/2020

"Mastering these key cognitive-emotional skills will help you cope better when things go wrong."

Things going wrong is part of life. Here's how to cope.

"Legally, it’s public record—but legal is not always right . . ."
03/05/2020

"Legally, it’s public record—but legal is not always right . . ."

Confronted with the photos’ lasting impact, some news websites no longer use them as click-bait.

"It’s so important to understand that you can’t make somebody change."
03/02/2020

"It’s so important to understand that you can’t make somebody change."

Here's how to really help.

"Lewis is nervous as she sets out on her new life, but said she was given the tools to succeed."
02/25/2020

"Lewis is nervous as she sets out on her new life, but said she was given the tools to succeed."

Portage resident Fleshia Lewis was among two people who graduated Monday afternoon from Porter County's drug court.

"One of the best tools we have in eliminating the insidious stigmatization of trauma is awareness."
02/14/2020

"One of the best tools we have in eliminating the insidious stigmatization of trauma is awareness."

Survivors deserve more than the myths we believe about them.

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1356 W. Lincolnway
Valparaiso, IN
46385

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 12pm
1pm - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 12pm
1pm - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 12pm
1pm - 4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 12pm
1pm - 4:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 12pm
1pm - 4:30pm

Telephone

(219) 462-1127

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"As a therapy client, some of the things you can do to get the most from therapy are particularly important when it comes to teletherapy."
"What are your stories, your core beliefs? Are you ready to challenge them?"
"Even among prison systems that limit dental care, Michigan’s policy is an outlier — and one of many issues described in a years-long lawsuit over dental care."
Day of Caring is back! We have a project that needs volunteers.

Come help PACT put the finishing touches on their new building located at 1354 W. Lincolnway, Valparaiso (the old Don Roberts Beauty School). Newly renovated, there are still a couple of projects left to tackle.

We need your help to:

Empty, clean, paint and reorganize our supply storage room.

Paint hand railings leading to the entrance door.

And to complete miscellaneous projects: interior painting (interior doors, etc.), clean windows, hang blinds, put some furniture together.

Sign up for this project today at https://unitedwaypc.galaxydigital.com/aem/general/need/?doc_id=6076&need_id=601009
Day of Caring is back! Join us as we help change lives one project at a time across NWI. Volunteer sign up begins July 5 at nwivolunteer.org. United Way of Porter County
"Women make up roughly a tenth of those confined in the country’s prisons and jails, but women are now the fastest growing incarcerated population."
"It may not feel comfortable initially, but it can get better."
"Time is now a fleeting commodity I don’t want to waste or run out of. Yet I can’t keep from longing for the day it ceases to be prison time."
"Hope is an effective tool to face adversity or something as dramatic and ominous as a pandemic."
"He was trapped in a cycle. We were trapped in a cycle. In Norway, I realized how much I had to learn."
"When people tell us about their stresses, our first instinct is to try to help by offering a solution. We are here to tell you to — almost always — resist that urge."
Get ready for Prime Day! Sign up for AmazonSmile and select Prisoner and Community Together Inc as your preferred charity at smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7351004. Remember to shop for deals at smile.amazon.com, or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon app, and AmazonSmile will donate to us at no cost to you.
"When you shop for Father's Day gifts at smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7351004, AmazonSmile will donate a portion of your eligible purchases to PACT Inc at no cost to you!"
"Now I hope for the day when I get released—to grow my own garden at home and continue to heal myself in the process."
"Think of these as exercises for the psychologically housebound."