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Glenn Williams

Healing, teaching, and learning for families and communities impacted by incarceration.

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Re-entry Advocate, Father's Uplift

Glenn is a reentry advocate and investor who works with individuals, families and communities that are impacted by incarceration and that face various challenges to successful reintegration.

As a returning citizen who was released in 2010 after serving 21 years, Glenn has a passion for and commitment to assisting formerly and currently incarcerated men and women as well as their families. In 2011, Glenn attended the University of Massachusetts Boston, receiving certification in the Addictions Counselor Education Program.


For a brief period after his UMass studies, he served as a counselor and program facilitator to adult men and women who were in recovery from drug addiction. For 2 and a half years, beginning in 2012, Glenn worked for Street Safe Boston as an outreach street worker. During these years he provided direct services and mentoring to proven-risk youth and young adults.

Currently Glenn supports men reentering the community reunite with their children, who are residing in the DCF foster care system, as well as healing from the trauma of incarceration, life skills and family reunification