Committed to Helping Deserving Individuals Reclaim and Restart Their Lives

About Us 

Changin’ Lives was created by Dolores "Bianca" Castoreno in Houston, Texas in 2002. She has worked in social services for more than 20 years as an employment and outreach case manager. During this time, she saw firsthand how difficult it was for her clients that had a criminal background to obtain employment. Ms. Castoreno started networking with local businesses in the Houston area that were willing to employ individuals who had dealt with the criminal justice system.


She created and facilitated a weekly interview workshop, conducted mock interviews, created resumes and cover letters. Coached her clients on how to reply “Have you ever been convicted of a crime” utilizing the 3’R method. Offered clothing assistance to those who had scheduled interviews and were searching for employment.


Bianca also believes in giving back to the society. She reaches out to agencies, such as The Bridge-SA, Taking It To The Streets ministry and Joy to the Lord Ministries that feed the homeless population and offers her services to prepare 100 to 250 meals for the people they serve.

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