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Yolanda Morales

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Senior Director of Transitional S...

Phone: (212) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: y***@***.org
The Fortune Society Inc
29-76 Northern Blvd
Long Island City, New York 11101
United States

Company Description: The Fortune Society exists to help prisoners, former prisoners, and those facing jail or prison time. The Fortune Society works to improve prison conditions and...   more

Employment History


  • Bachelors Degree , Sociology
    Long Island University , The Brooklyn Center
  • Masters degree , Social Work
  • Bachelor of Arts degree
    Long Island University
  • Masters in Social Work degree
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Yolanda Morales, Senior Director of Transitional Services
Fortune Staff « Fortune Society, 23 Feb 2013 [cached]
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Yolanda Morales Senior Director of Health and Transitional Services
Yolanda Morales is the Senior Director of Health and Transitional Services at The Fortune Society. Yolanda came to Fortune in April 2003, in an entry level counselor's position. One year later she was promoted to Sr. Counselor and was supervising the pre-treatment substance abuse program. November 1, 2008 Yolanda was promoted to Director of Transitional Service at Rikers Island Discharge planning program. In August of this year Yolanda was promoted to Senior Director of Health and Transitional Services.
Yolanda earned a Bachelors Degree in Sociology from Long Island University, The Brooklyn Center in 1982. She also attended one year at Columbia University's Masters Program.
Yolanda is a member of several re-entry committees at city and state level. She is also a mentor for women in transition. Yolanda is a delegate for New York State's Dress for Success. Yolanda's goals are to continue advocating for formerly incarcerated individuals and to earn her Masters degree in Social Work.
Another drug counselor, Yolanda ... [cached]
Another drug counselor, Yolanda Morales of New York City, is cautiously upbeat about the attitudes she observes among young people.
Now 55, Morales lapsed into a cocaine habit and a 15-year addiction while trying to juggle graduate school and a job. She spent five years in federal prison for trafficking, got out in 2003 and now works for the Fortune Society in New York, counseling other ex-offenders.
She has shared her story candidly with her college-bound daughter.
"When I was in school in New York, people stood on the corner selling drugs - no one gave a damn," Morales said.
The Fortune Society – Thru These Doors Walked, 22 Feb 2007 [cached]
Yolanda Morales
In April 2003, when her five-year sentence for drug conspiracy ended, Yolanda Morales came straight to The Fortune Society.While still in prison, she requested and received a letter of Reasonable Assurance (RA) from Fortune.RA letters offer to provide re-entry services to prisoners who come to Fortune after they are released and parole officers see them as a sign that a releasee is making an effort to link to services that will help them transition back to their communities.In the letter, Yolanda read about all the services Fortune provided and wanted to see if it was real.To her surprise, she found that the letter was true.
She immediately enrolled in Fortune's Career Development program.After completing the workshop she began volunteering in Fortune's Alternatives to Incarceration program and working as a telemarketer at another company.She desperately wanted to get back into counseling and she wanted to work at Fortune.Before her life went off track, she had been a counselor.She had earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Long Island University and had taken classes towards a Masters degree at Columbia University.
After eight months she secured a counselor's position at Fortune.Four months later, she was promoted to supervise counselors in a new pre-treatment program.Now Yolanda helps to prepare former prisoners for substance abuse treatment, and she mentors and supervises other counselors doing similar work.Her talent and hard work have made Fortune's new pre-treatment program a success.
Yolanda is also taking part in a number of important projects outside of Fortune.She helped plan and produce "A Summit for Formerly Incarcerated Women," where she spoke about Women in Transition.Yolanda is also a New York State Delegate for Dress for Success, a group that empowers and trains people to find and keep employment.She was recently honored for her work at a Dress for Success luncheon.
When Yolanda requested "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," Ms. Labelle, true to her word, performed a beautiful rendition.
Yolanda is excited by her work at The Fortune Society and her other interests.Seeing clients grow inspires her to continue her own journey.She is also determined to go back and complete her Masters in Social Work degree that she started all those years ago.
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