Project M.O.R.E., Inc. was established in 1974 by a diverse group of individuals. Their resolve was to assist ex-offenders with re-entry into their community – thus the official name: Project Model Offender Reintegration Experience. Initially, PMI was under the sponsorship of the now defunct Hill Neighborhood Corporation, in which it remained until 1976 when it became a non-profit agency of its own. Upon start-up, the mission was clear though difficult: to provide employment opportunities, therapeutic services, and other programming and services that would assist clients in a positive transition home from prison. While that mission remains the same today as it was then, PMI has broadened its focus to provide comprehensive programs and services that better equips clients for today’s economic and social climates.
Project M.O.R.E., Inc. has grown to operate the Alternatives In the Community Programs, Walter Brooks Halfway House, Project More Transitional House, Virginia Wells Transitional House, Roger Everson Supportive Housing Facility, Warren Kimbro Re-Entry Program, Regional Transportation Unit, Dutchess County Residential House (located in Poughkeepsie, New York), Residential Stabilization Center (RSC), Women’s Reporting Center (WRC) , Community Transition Center (CTC), RESTART – as well as other services catering to the complex needs of the clients.