Whitmore Merrick is a Peer Navigator with Home to Hope. He specializes in peer support and facilitating Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) groups. He helps individuals who have been incarcerated and recently released to society, connecting them to resources such as housing, food, clothing, and transportation.
In addition to his work with Home to Hope, Whitmore has been employed with Charlottesville Area Transit as a bus operator for three years. He is also a business owner and created a movement known as Freedom For Felons, which informs those reentering the community of opportunities related to entrepreneurship, inspiring change advocating for a second chance.
Whitmore is a graduate of Charlottesville High School.