Entries by Barbara Richards

Dr. Hank Brightman Biography

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Hank spent more than ten years in a wide range of environmental law enforcement, supervisory natural resource protection, emergency hazardous waste contingency response and white-collar crime investigation with the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service and the United States Secret Service. Hank received his: Bachelor of Science degree […]

Sheriff Kurt A. Hoffman Biography

Sheriff Kurt A. Hoffman is the 11th Sheriff of Sarasota County and began this new leg of his long service to our community earlier this year. Sheriff Hoffman began his law enforcement career as a deputy with the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office in 1989. He served the Sarasota, Manatee, and DeSoto communities for more than […]


Project 180 is excited to announce the opening of Keifer’s House in Sarasota County Sarasota, FL, September 10, 2020: Project 180, a Sarasota-based nonprofit, has opened its second Residential Program home to provide comprehensive services for formerly incarcerated men in active recovery. The opening of Keifer’s House underscores Project 180’s holistic reentry model for reintegrating […]

Project 180 Celebrates its Residential Program Graduate

Project 180’s Residential Program was created to provide a safe, stable environment in which formerly incarcerated men in active recovery might rebuild their lives – and that’s precisely what its most recent graduate, Joshua Linden, has accomplished. Joshua now embarks on a new and exciting chapter in his life after successfully completing the program. On […]

Fine-Tuning During the Pandemic

Fine-Tuning During the Pandemic, Adjustments to Programs & Activities Residential Services Continue Despite the challenges we’re all facing, the Residential Program continues to provide comprehensive services and stability in the lives of the men at Nik’s House. The residents are all doing well and no one has displayed symptoms of the virus. As always, residents receive […]

The Year in Review

The successes and forward momentum of 2019, our most effective year so far, couldn’t have happened without you. Your gifts of financial assistance, introductions to new donors and friends, and contributions of your time make Project 180 the valued and successful program it is today. Nationally, more citizens are recognizing that it’s not only socially responsible to […]

Change for Good One Person At A Time

Back to School Ruslan Jon Thaxton, Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice and The Honorable Andy Owens with Ruslan at Strong Voices in April Stability makes a profound difference in anyone’s ability to move forward yet it’s especially important for formerly incarcerated citizens as they attempt to put their lives back together after release. Ruslan, who has […]

A Look Behind the Scenes, Our Latest News

As usual, there’s a lot going on at Project 180! Residents are doing well, we’re partnering on an exciting new initiative, and preparing for Strong Voices, Dining With Friends, and the Giving Challenge which will be held again next April. Read on to find out who’s doing what, when things are happening, and how you […]