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Group that helps ex-felons hosts Resource/Job fair

More than one dozen agencies and organizations provided information during the 2nd annual Community Resources/Job Fair. More than one dozen agencies and organizations provided information during the 2nd annual Community Resources/Job Fair.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

An organization which helps former prison inmates reintegrate into society hosted a career and health event for them Wednesday.

Dismas Charities, Inc. sponsored an annual Community Resource/Job Fair at the Hattiesburg Cultural Center.

More than one dozen service agencies, health providers, educational institutions and businesses were on hand to provide assistance to those attending, free of charge.

"Most definitely, we want the ex-felons whom we serve, the guys that are just coming out of prison and the guys that are on probation, to see which agencies can serve their needs," said Chris Kelly-Patton, director of Dismas Charities, Inc. 

This was the second year for the event. 

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