Supporting the Formerly Incarcerated
Before he founded Ta’leef Collective, Usama Canon served as a State Prison Chaplain, and during that time witnessed the systematic challenges within the incarceration system. His work paved the way for us to begin the Ta’leef Re-entry program.
Today, 2.3 million people are incarcerated in the U.S. and thousands re-enter society each year, in search for a better life. Ta’leef seeks to provide support, community, and direct assistance to the formerly incarcerated in the Bay Area. In the words of our founder, “These men and women are why we do what we do. Each one of them survived the hell that is incarceration; embraced The Truth and came to The Light in the process and each one of them is a positive contributor to their community. We hold an annual retreat to support them in all that and it is hands down my favorite event of the year. This is our response to all the evil in the world, to support and uplift the people in the trenches.”
As such, we are committed to continuing this work through the following:
- Hosting monthly “Support Circle” group (2nd-to-last Wednesdays)
- Provide direct support and financial assistance
- Host Annual Retreat for the formerly incarcerated in the Bay Area