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Yolanda Morales

Senior Director of Health and Transitional Services

The Fortune Society Inc

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The Fortune Society Inc

29-76 Northern Blvd

Long Island City, New York 11101

United States

Company Description

For more than forty years, The Fortune Society has been developing model programs that help former prisoners successfully re-enter their communities. The Fortune Society offers a holistic and integrated "one-stop-shopping" model of service provision. Amon ... more

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Background Information


Delegate for Branch
Dress for Success

New York State's Dress for Success


Bachelor of Arts degree

Long Island University

Bachelors Degree


Long Island University , The Brooklyn Center

Master's degree

Social Work

Columbia University

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Yolanda Morales

Yolanda Morales is the Senior Director of Health and Transitional Services at The Fortune Society. She has been dedicated to the field of reentry since 2003 when she was hired as an entry-level Counselor after being released from federal prison. She has a Bachelor's degree from Long Island University and is now actively working towards her Master's degree in Social Work from Columbia University. In 2013, Yolanda was selected for the Clinton Global Initiative, specifically for the EmPowerHER program in collaboration with Dress for Success Worldwide, supporting formerly incarcerated women. She is also a delegate for New York's branch of Dress for Success and serves as an Ambassador - referring women to be suited for employment and serving as a mentor for women. Yolanda frequently refers formerly incarcerated individuals to the College Initiative, an organization that creates pathways from criminal justice involvement to college and beyond. Currently, Yolanda oversees the Individualized Corrections Achievement Network (I-CAN) program on Rikers Island - a program recently increased by NYC DOC from $1.4 million to $4 million un-der Yolanda's leadership. Yolanda leads a team of over 20 staff members delivering crucial services to individuals preparing for release from Rikers Island, helping them focus on their education, employment, and other reentry goals. In July 2015, she was featured in Univision in a segment that emphasized the extraordinary work of the I-CAN program. The interview was conducted in Spanish and reached thousands in the Spanish-speaking community of New York City. Yolanda's own life story is a living example of what is possible through hard work, dedication, and persistence. She has not only helped thousands served by The Fortune Society, she has also nurtured the professional growth and education many of the formerly incarcerated staff she supervises.

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"They're no longer ashamed, because they don't define themselves any longer by what they've done," said Yolanda Morales, senior director of the I-CAN Program for Fortune Society.

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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.

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