Imagine a Better St. Louis: Giving those with a checkered past a second chance

Cohen Architectural Woodworking. Credit: KMOV

The owner of Cohen Architectural Woodworking is committed to giving people a second chance.

The company, located near St. James, Mo., has taken a faith based-approach to hiring workers.

Many of the workers have a history of drug addiction or a criminal past, something the owner says he doesn’t care about as long as someone works hard.

The company offers free leadership classes, marriage counseling and financial assistance for workers trying to move into a new home.

Many employees have said the company has helped them turn their lives around.

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