A better life after prison.

The CHANGE Program empowers formerly incarcerated Black men in Washington State to turn their lives around.

Coming out of prison is hard.

The CHANGE Program helps you leave the past behind and build a life you’re proud of.

Your Life

Build a life you’re proud of with coaching, mentorship, housing, education, counseling, and employment support.

Help Make

You can help an individual who is working to make a better life and make our neighborhoods safer for all.

Coming out of prison is hard.

To change your future, you have to patiently and strategically face the difficulties of your past.

With The CHANGE Program, you don’t have to face it alone. You’ll get a coach and a mentor who knows what it’s like.

Get help working through trauma, disappointment, resentment, racial injustice, anxiety, doubt, and mental health challenges.

When you’re ready, you’ll build back stronger.


Set yourself up for success.

Without a job that pays a living wage, it’s hard to build a future.

The CHANGE Program opens doors to education, training, and mentorship so you can find satisfying long-term employment.

Build a future you’re proud of.


Reunite with loved ones.

You want to be a successful part of your family and community. But it can be hard to fix broken relationships and past mistakes.

The CHANGE Program gives you a chance to repair important relationships with parenting classes, counseling, and family reunification retreats.

Get back to those you love.

You deserve to live a life free from stereotypes and the mistakes of your past.


Structured to
support you.

We understand how tough it can be to start over after prison. You may feel like you’re facing an impossible challenge. But with the structure and support of The CHANGE Program, you can have a better chance at building a life you’re proud of.


We provide the tools and resources you need to rebuild your life.


Personalized planning


One-on-one coaching


Access to resources


Group programs




Long-term support


A chance to become a mentor

We’ve got your back.

The CHANGE Program was developed by Cynthia Fedrick, COO of Progress House Association (PHA), and her husband Leo Fedrick, Program Director.

Since 1972, Progress House Association has helped over 16,000 previously incarcerated people successfully reenter our community.

Progress House Association has a 45-year partnership with the Department of Corrections (DOC), and works with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP).

Both Leo and Cynthia have decades of experience working with formerly incarcerated people and know how hard it can be to start your life again after prison. AND they’ve seen what can happen when you choose a better path.

Starting is Easy

Send in the Form

Fill out the online application. We’ll meet with you to find out if we can help.

Make Your Plan

Make a personalized plan with your coach and get what you need to succeed.

Change Your Life

Follow your plan and create a life you’re proud of.

Help Make CHANGE Possible

Support an Individual

Everyone deserves a chance to live free from stereotypes and the mistakes of their past.

The CHANGE Program Model

More than just access to resources, The CHANGE Program helps formerly incarcerated black men make change from the inside out.

If you’re not where you want to be, we can help you get to a better place.

Individual Life Coaching

Training & Education
Job Placement
Housing Assistance

Family & Community Reunification

Faith-Based Support

Long-Term Mentorship & A Chance to Give Back

Without it, I would’ve gotten out and had nothing. Now I’m working for the union after finishing an apprenticeship program.

   Heather Brevier, Former Resident, Progress House Association client

Washington-State Resources for Returning after Prison

Starting over after incarceration? We can help you access help. Get our list of top resources for starting over in Washington State.


Food Services


Health Services




Community Programs

You have the power to determine your future.

You can live a life free from the past. You can take on the odds and you can win.

If you’re ready to put in the work, The CHANGE Program can help you get there.