Thomas Ridley

What We Do


We are the new kids on the block and raised the bar of assistance.


Whether you were recently released or are soon to be, contact us now and let’s get started. There is no time to waste.


The type of HELP YOU NEED!

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A Strong Partner By Your Side.

Are you re-entering society from prison or jail? You need help! Thomas Ridley’s 1 Like me re-entry assistance, and partner Second Chance Re-Entry Assistance Program (SCRAP) are THE HELP YOU NEED!


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Thomas Ridley: $45 and a Bus Ticket:

“Who knows better what it takes to have a successful reentry, better than someone who has made a successful reentry?”
Hence the name: “…1 Like Me. “

– Listen to our founder Thomas Ridley as he shares some his story.

Thomas Ridley

With Your Help, We are Making The World a Better Place

Thomas Ridley’s 1 Like Me is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing reentry services to those returning to communities in central Indiana from jail or prison. Focusing on employment, life skills, and removing civil legal barriers, 1 Like Me’s mission is to reduce recidivism through supportive services and encourage desistance with opportunities. Founded by a returning citizen, Thomas Ridley, 1 Like Me aims to instill a real sense of hope to those returning home.

Fees/Fines Waived since 2019

People provided with re-entry help since 2019


Carole McKinney

Remembering Carole McKinney — a cherished mentor, educator, and guiding light to many. Her legacy of wisdom, compassion, and unwavering support for the good in the world lives on in the hearts she touched. In honoring her spirit, let’s continue to cultivate kindness and make a difference, just as she did every single day.

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