[cap]F[/cap]ifty percent of prisoners released from Oregon jails wind up in the streets, sometimes posing a threat to themselves or the community due to problems that stem from addiction or mental health issues. Sponsors, Inc. is working to change this reality for ex-offenders in Lane County. The organization provides transitional housing and employment opportunities to that fifty percent. But it’s more than that. Sponsors, Inc. also provides men and women with a community of support to help them adjust to life after incarceration. Ex-offenders often experience discrimination and prejudice during their lives, but given the chance they can become contributing, responsible citizens in any society. As Cory Stoneburg explains, such a personal journey wouldn’t be possible for many without the support of organizations like this.