"Community Support At Its Best"
To All Our Hang Time Family,
across the state, it is with heavy heart that I
announce the end of Hang Time in Hartford. Since June of 2019, the excitement
and success of Hang Time in the capital city has been a sense of pride for all
chapters of the program.
The community members of Hartford immediately welcomed the Hang Time
motto of “Real Talk with Respect” as well as the concept of a blended society of
support for all that attend. During our short tenure we were highly successful at
assisting many formerly incarcerated men and women finding their way to
much needed services and a sense of belonging to a positive community and
The level of social capital achieved by all attendees of the program could never
be replicated due to our unique session approach, brand of personal interaction,
mutual respect and compassionate staff. Anyone that has ever attended a Hang
Time session can attest that it is an experience that far exceeds any “program”.
Faced with the reality of external and internal financial strains (due in large part
to the COVID-19 ripple effect) and adjustments of the Peace Center’s priorities,
the program will end effective today, Monday April 6th , 2020.
We invite and encourage all Hartford Hang Time family member/attendees to
visit and participate in sessions at any of our other three locations in the state if
possible. The schedule for each city will continue to be posted on our Facebook
and our website.
Please join me in thanking former Program Director Iran Nazario and his team,
Jackie Halten Ford, Alyssa Mantello and Sulyeman Er, for proving how Hang Time
fulfills a re-entry need and has a positive impact on any communities it touches.
We wish our former Hartford Hang Time staff and family the best and
God bless you all!
Connecticut Hall of Change
"There's no greater feeling than empowering members of our communities to move their lives forward upon returning home from incarceration."
Charlie Grady, CEO/Founder
Hang Time Thanks You!!
Amidst all the necessary precautions being taken for health concerns, we hope that we will return to regular sessions but most importantly building the family we have started to grow.
By this Fall, we'd like to contnue to expand our approach on uncovential learning with Hang Time Mobile. A MAJOR THANK YOU to Napoli Nissan of Milford for their generous sponsorship, in part, to our Hang Time Mobile trip to Washington D.C.
Please support those who have so graciously supported Hang Time!! Head on over to Napoli Nissan of Milford for Nissan drivers throughout Milford, Hamden, New Haven, Bridgeport, Stratford, and Fairfield CT. They offer a vast array of vehicles, financing options, and exceptional car service and repairs. Visit Napoli NIssan for all of your automotive needs all under one roof!
Connecticut’s Hang Time Organization in partnership
with the Connecticut Department of Correction, Career Resources, Inc., The Arts, Preservation & Museums at DECD for the State of Connecticut and the Re-Entry Collaboratives of Connecticut are proud to announce The Connecticut Hall of Change. This unique project was created by Hang Time’s founder Charles Grady and will launch in Spring 2020. Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin and New Haven Mayor Toni Harp have teamed up to assist in the launch of this first of its kind statewide project. The Hall of Change is designed to recognize and memorialize those formerly incarcerated men and women who have made substantial contributions to Connecticut communities since their release. Only eight individuals from across the state will be inducted into the inaugural group of awardees.
Upcoming Session Dates
Under the abundance of health concerns, we are experiencing disruptions we haven't typically seen. We miss you all at Hang Time and want to make an effort to connect any way we can.
Next week please join us for a Hang Time VIRTUAL session! This session will be conducted via Zoom where the entire Hang Time family can get together again!....For more details please visit our facebook .