The Turner Aftercare and Reentry Program (TARP) provides housing and transitional support to homeless returning citizens recently released from jail or prison, and it provides outreach and referral services to non-residential clients, their families, and the community as a whole. The goal of our program is to ensure a safer community for all Cobb County residents through the reduction of recidivism by aiding returning citizens in becoming law-abiding, responsible members of our community and providing housing assistance, thus preventing possible homeless returning citizens.
This program, which began in 2006 as The Harmony House Program, closed down during the pandemic. As of February 2021, Harmony House served 361 returning citizens through its residential program, provided 15,979 bed nights, and assisted 1,600 persons through its outreach and referral program. Reopening with the New Horizons CDC, TARP will be re-launched through the direction of its creator and former program director Harden Perry. We hope this innovative program will become a model program that is duplicated nationwide. Please visit www.thetarp.org to read more about this outstanding second chance program.