Contact Fleetwood @ 415-685-1653

For our sisters and brothers that are returning home from incarceration, there are more things that are needed than just employment. There are certain resources that would benefit and even increase their likelihood of success. This is what we are aiming for by providing ALL the necessary tools in order to ensure the success, prosperity and enrichment of sisters and brothers returning to our communities and families.

If you would like to donate to the Homeboy Hotline Non-Profit, please send checks to Robert Fleetwood Bowden 1502 West Glendale Ave. Apt. 249 Phoenix, Arizona 85021. Please contact us at 415-685-1653 for any questions.

For more information or to arrange an interview with us, please call 415-685-1653.

California
Texas
New Jersey
New York
Arkansas
Arizona
 

Resources/ Support Groups

For our sisters and brothers that are returning home from incarceration, there are more things that are needed than just employment. There are certain resources that would benefit and even increase their likelihood of success. This is what we are aiming for by providing ALL the necessary tools in order to ensure the success, prosperity and enrichment of sisters and brothers returning to our communities and families.

Root and Rebound Re-Entry Program

1730 Franklin Street, Suite 300
Oakland, CA 94612
Telephone: 510-279-4662
Fax: 510-891-1287

EMAILGeneral Questions:
info@rootandrebound.org
Questions about the “Roadmap to Reentry” guide:
roadmap@rootandrebound.org

Children of Incarcerated Parents Program :

Contact 1(415) 553-1671
Office of Public Defender 555 7th St. San Francisco,CA
( if you are in jail and worried about your children we can help)

OPEN GATE 2 – COLLEGE OF ALAMEDA

(FROM INCARCERATION TO GRADUATION )
CONTACT US:
MILDRED MC KINNEY 1(510) 292-1181
JORGE CABRAL 1(510)395-0634
TODD PICKENS 1(510) 992-9007

CHILD SUPPORT HELP FOR EX OFFENDERS UPON RELEASE
MARY MORA
(415)356-2871
mary.mora@sfgov.org
617 mission st sf,ca

THE CFED SAVINGS AND FINANCIAL SECURITY PROGRAM
Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED)
Main Website: http://preview.cfed.org/programs/idas/
Directory: http://preview.cfed.org/programs/idas/directory_search/
Location: 66 locations throughout California

Individual Development Accounts(IDAs) are special savings accounts that match the deposits of low- and moderate-income people. For every dollar saved in an IDA, savers receive a corresponding match which serves as both a reward and in incentive to further the saving habit. Savers agree to complete financial education classes and use their savings for an asset-building purpose – typically for post-secondary education or job training, home purchase, or to capitalize a small business. In addition to earning match dollars, savers learn about budgeting, saving and receive additional training before purchasing an asset. IDAs make it possible for individuals to build the financial assets they need to achieve the American Dream.
The CFED Directory website provides information on the location of organizations offering Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) throughout the U.S. There are 66 locations in California alone.

BAYVIEW HUNTERS POINT MULTIPURPOSE SENIOR SERVICES, INC.
1706 Yosemite Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94124
United States
ph: 415-822-1444
fax: 415-822-5327

Sacramento Community Based Coalition

10170 Missile Way, Mather, CA 95655 map

Ph. (916) 228-3377 Mon. – Fri. 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Specifically designed for men and women reentering the community from state prison. Services are available Sacramento County parolees and their families during the transition from prison to home.

Education: Literacy skills, GED, Math skills (General and Job related), Vocational training Referrals and 4-day Introductory Computer Literacy Track.

Substance Abuse and Other treatment Services: Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Treatment and Education, Anger Management, STD Education, Parenting and Family classes, Male and Female 52 week Batterers program and direct referrals to residential treatment providers, sober living homes and AA/NA.

Vocational Services: Coaching (when appropriate), assistance with job related needs, 4-day job readiness track, Caltrans partnership providing up to 90 days in a paid employment training program, on-site computer lab, vocational, educational and risk/needs assessments, RT fare and passes, funding for sober living housing and service referrals.
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We Fall Down,…..But we Get Up
Every Saturday at 12:00 noon L.D.S.
Deseret Industries Thrift Stores
3000 Auburn Blvd. Sacramento, Calif. 95821
Tauheedah Hasan (916) 613-7601

Clothing and Household Goods voucher program A.P.M.O.C. In partnership with L.D.S., Provide clothing and household goods vouchers to raise self-worth, a necessary component for a healthy repositioning.
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The Friday Night Support Group
Elmo Allen Slider Community Clubhouse
7851 35th Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95824 map
A repositioning model for the formerly incarcerated person and their family to network and socialize amongst interested community stakeholders, in a constructive social setting with positive encouragement and guidance during re-entry. “Always free Hot Dogs, Soda and Popcorn!”
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Parolee Support Group

Parolee Drug and Alcohol group
Elmo Allen Slider Community Clubhouse
7851 35th Ave. Sacramento, CA 95824 map

Office-916-641-1521

Meetings held each Tuesday evening at the Oak Park Community Center from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. by and for parolee support.
Each 4th Wednesday of the month a “Family Night” is held 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., includes a ticket for FREE food from the Food Bank.

__________________________________________________________________Prisoners Rights Union – PRU

Send all Correspondence to: P.O. Box 161321, Sacramento, CA 95816
Business Office Located: 2308 J Street, Sacramento, CA 96816 map
Ph. (916) 442-2240

Information and resource linking for Prisoners, Ex-offenders, Parolees, and Families of Prisoners & Inmates.
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Friends-Care
(Formerly known as Friends Outside)
5890 Newman Ct., Sacramento, CA 95819 map
Ph. (916) 446-3838

Services to Families of Incarcerated People for transportation, emergency referrals for food, clothing, and housing.
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California New Start Program

Provides ex-offenders with job training, interview and resume preperation, linking to job placement and more. Contact your Agent or attend a local Career Center>> and ask about the California New Start Program.

CA Resources for Ex-Offenders                                                                                 « prison aftershock

prisonaftershock.com/resources-for-ex-offenders/

Business Start-up Websites for Ex-offender Entrepreneurs 5. …

The mission of the California Reentry Program is to assist California prisoners in ….

Project Re-Connect

non-profit counseling program to assist “high risk” youth … Phone: 707-565-5550 …. WHM also offers assistance in the areas of employment readiness.
__________________________________________________________________Learning Anger Under Good Health – L.A.U.G.H.

7224 Florin Mall Drive,
Sacramento, CA 95823 map
Ph. (916) 878-6511
Serves at risk youth ages 14-21 in anger management, peer pressure life skills, and connections to parenting. Sessions are 4 weeks, 3 hours, each Saturday 9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
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Friends-Care

(Formerly known as Friends Outside)

5890 Newman Ct., Sacramento, CA 95819 map

Ph. (916) 446-3838

Services to Families of Incarcerated People for transportation, emergency referrals for food, clothing, and housing.
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ChiId Support

DEPARTMENT OF CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES IN SAN FRANCISCO
Contact: Thomas Wolfe @  (415) 356-2759 or 1 866 901-3212
Please contact if you just got out of jail and you are in debt. There is a good chance your back payments will be erased.
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Recovery Survival Network

Http: www.rsn.2000.org

3012 16th St. Suite #201
San Francisco, CA. 94103

Contact: Kevin Henley
Phone: 415-574-6517
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Foothill College Career Center
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
(650) 949-7229
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Crosscultural Community Services Center
(provides youth and adults ages 16 and older with job training and placement services; also provides referral services for immigrants)
2268A Quimby Road
San Jose, CA 95122
(408) 223-6628
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Deaf Counseling, Advocacy and Referral Agency (DCARA)
2350 South Bascom Avenue
Campbell, CA  95008
(408) 369-3658
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Adelante Familia
190 Leavesley Road
Gilroy, CA  95021
(408) 846-3918
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African American Community Service Agency
304 North Sixth Street
San Jose, CA  95112
(408) 292-3157
www.sjaacsa.org

Resume Preperation

HOSPITALITY HOUSE
290 Turk Street
San Francisco
CA. 94102
415-749-2100
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TENDERLOIN TECH LAB

150  Golden Gate 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
415-592-2766 OR 415 592-2782
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WESTERN ADDITION COMMUNITY CENTER

1003 Turk St. Ste. A
San Francisco, CA. 94102
415-431-2206  ASK FOR GARY JOHNSON
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PRIVATE INDUSTRY COUNCIL  (PIC)

1212 Broadway #300
Oakland, CA. 94612
13TH AND BROADWAY
510-768-4400

Breaking Barriers Program— is design to help ex offenders.
Contact Glen Bell immediately 1(510)768-4448

(also contact number below for all kinds of Job Training for ex offenders)

Phone: 510.768.4400
Fax: 510-839-3766
right at the 12th Street BART Station stop in Downtown Oakland.
http://www.oaklandpic.org/

We offer FREE resume writing help, career counseling, computer classes and much more to help you in your job search. We have the resources to help you find employment, and we are committed to making sure that you have the support you need as you transition back into your community.
PLEASE CALL the Senior Career Counselor he works primarily with the previously incarcerated – give him a call at 510.768.4402. We look forward to seeing you.

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SONOMA COUNTY JOB LINK

Phone: 707-565-5550

2245 Challenger Way,
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
www.socojoblink.org

An employment and training one-stop center open to the public. The Partners located on-site provide access to the Department of Rehabilitation, Employment Development Department, Santa Rosa Junior College, Veterans Programs, Human Services Department, Experience Works, and Goodwill Industries. Services include Resume Writing Workshops, Job Search Workshops, Interviewing Workshops, Self Assessment Workshops, Job Search Computers, and a Job Search Resource Center
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New Choice Program

7000 Franklin Boulevard, Suite 540, Sacramento, CA 95823 map

Ph. (916) 391-1603
Employment agency and Work Readiness Training for ex-felon and ex-offender employment. Employment and job Placement Assistance for felons.

Resume Building.

On-The-Job Training employment for felons.

Drivers License and CA ID Support.

Funding for Vocational Training.

Funding for Interview and Work Clothing.

 

Housing

Restoration House

Ph. (916) 454-2068
Sacramento, Ca.

A Transitional Living Environment for Parolees and Ex-offenders. Men only.

Each 4th Wednesday of the month a “Family Night” is held at 5:00 – 6:30pm, includes a ticket for FREE food from the Food Bank”Our name summarizes our mission: To help restore broken lives by offering a Christian faith-based sober living.
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Options Recovery Service and Transitional Housing
1931 Center St.
Berkeley, CA. 94704

Contact: Darryl R. Lee
Phone: 510-666-9552

Must complete a drug, alcohol and nicotine testing
Men and women can stay for a year or more.
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Recovery Survival Network
http://www.rsn2000.org/
3012 16th St. Suite 201
San Francisco, CA. 94103-5933

Contact: Kevin Henley
Phone: 415-574-6517
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Men Of Valor Academy

Phone: 510.567.1308
6118 International Blvd.
Oakland, CA. 94621-4207
http://www.menofvaloracademy.org/

DID YOU JUST RECENTLY GET OUT OF JAIL OR SOME FORM OF INCARCERATION AND HAVE NO WHERE TO STAY?  ARE YOU TIRED OF GETTING OUT OF JAIL AND GOING BACK TO YOUR SAME OLD ENVIRONMENT DEALING WITH THE SAME DRAMA? WELL, WE HAVE A PLACE FOR YOU TO GO. IF YOU ARE SERIOUSLY COMMITTED TO CHANGING YOUR LIFE, CALL THE MEN OF VALOR ACADEMY IMMEDIATELY! WE OFFER AN 18 MONTH PROGRAM THAT PROVIDES ALL NEEDS INCLUDING CLOTHES/MEALS/SHELTER/AND SPIRITUAL NEEDS. WE HAVE A 3 PHASE PROGRAM THAT WILL COVER LIFE SKILLS , EDUCATIONAL AND A CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM WHERE AFTER TRAINING WE PROVIDE JOB PLACEMENT. IF YOU ARE REALLY READY TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE CALL US IMMEDIATELY AT 510.567.1309 or 510.567.1308. THIS PROGRAM IS DESIGNED FOR EX OFFENDERS BY BISHOP BOB JACKSON OF “ACTS FULL GOSPEL CHURCH.” MAY GOD BLESS YOU IN YOUR TRAVELS.

Jobs/Job Training

CENTRAL CITY HOSPITALITY HOUSE

Position:                 Substitue Janitor ( on-call)
Compensation:             $12.00/hour
Status:                 Substitue ( non-exempt) open until filled
Website:                 Http://www.hospitalityhouse.org
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Central City Hospitality House

Position:                  Substitute Peer Service Advocate -TSHC/Shelter/Sixth Street                    Self-Help Center
Compensation:             $12.00/hour
Status:                 Substitute (on-call)
Website:                 Http://www.hospitalityhouse.org

CENTRAL CITY HOSPITALITY HOUSE

Position:                             Substitute Studio Assistant – Community Arts Program
COMPENSATION:              $12.00/hour
STATUS:                            Substitute, non-exempt, non-union position
DEADLINE:                        Open until filled. Internal deadline is 5pm, Tuesday, July 12, 2011; no exceptions.

Website:                            http://www.hospitalityhouse.org/
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UPS

Position:                 Seasonal full time drivers and part time package handlers.
Phone Number:             415-401-4976
Compensation:              Paid Weekly

UPS is looking for more than 100 people.
Must be able to work Monday thru Friday and lift 70 lbs.
A criminal record will not prevent you from getting this job.

Website: http://jobs-ups.com/san-francisco-jobs

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TNDC – Tenderloin Nieghborhood Development

Position: Desk Clerk ($10.10/hour) Position Open till Filled
Fax: 415-776-3952
Fax Letter of Interest to
TNDC Human Resources
201 Eddy St.
San Francisco, Ca. 94102

http://www.tndc.org/jobs-tndc/
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Central City Hospitality House

Position: Program Assistant ($15,000 annual plus benefits) (20 hours a week)
Send Resume and Cover Letter
Attn: Hiring Manager
Central City Hospitality House/ Program Assistant
290 Turk Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
or personnel@hospitalityhouse.org
http://www.hospitalityhouse.org/volunteering.htm
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Soma Partnership

Position: Street Cleaning
Phone: 415-552-9201

1016 Howard Street

San Francisco, CA 94103-2807
__________________________________________________________________

Moscone Center

Position: Janitorial and Assembly Work
Phone: 415-974-4066 or MSG Hotline @ 415-974-4072
__________________________________________________________________
The Sign and Allied Crafts Union No. 510 Display Union

NO FEE IS REQUIRED TO START WORKING HERE

Hours: 8:30 – 4:00 Monday-Friday
Phone: (415) 468-7280 (see below for extensions)
Fax: (415) 468-4004
Training Message Tape: (415) 468-4005
Extra’s Message Tape: (415) 675-9707
250 Executive Park Blvd, Suite 4850
San Francisco CA 94134 (map)
http://www.local510.org/
__________________________________________________________________

St. Anthony’s Foundation Homeless Kitchen

Position: Security Guard
Phone: 415-592-2732
http://www.stanthonysf.org/
__________________________________________________________________
SOMEC has job openings

Phone: 415-865-3131 ASK FOR HERB
3042 16th Street (16TH and Mission)
San Francisco, CA
http://www.missionhiringhall.org/

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Telecom Inc. Telemarketing

2201 Broadway suite 103
Oakland,Ca
Phone: 510-873-8283
Always hires ex offenders willing to give you a second chance if you want one
__________________________________________________________________
Goodwill Industries

ONE YEAR PAID JOB TRAINING
Phone: OAKLAND OFFICE – 510-698-7204
__________________________________________________________________
Youth Employment Partnership (YEP)

Phone: 510-533-3447
2300 International Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94601
Hours: 8:00-6:00 Monday thru Friday
http://www.yep.org/
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Home Recycle

Positions: Recycle Work, Administrative and Technical Work
Phone: 510-978-8662 CONTACT KWAMI CALL ASAP

The work is dirty, but it is a job and oatmeal is better than no meal. Females are also encouraged to apply for Administrative work.
__________________________________________________________________Oakland Private Industry Council, Inc. (PIC)

Breaking Barriers Program— is design to help ex offenders please contact Glen Bell immediately 1(510)768-4448

(also contact number below for all kinds of Job Training for ex offenders)
Phone: 510.768.4400
Fax: 510-839-3766
right at the 12th Street BART Station stop in Downtown Oakland.
http://www.oaklandpic.org/

We offer FREE resume writing help, career counseling, computer classes and much more to help you in your job search. We have the resources to help you find employment, and we are committed to making sure that you have the support you need as you transition back into your community.
PLEASE CALL the Senior Career Counselor he works primarily with the previously incarcerated – give him a call at 510.768.4402. We look forward to seeing you.
__________________________________________________________________
WESTERN ADDITION COMMUNITY CENTER(JOB TRAINING AVAILABLE)
1003 Turk St. Ste. A
San Francisco, CA. 94102
415-431-2206 ASK FOR GARY JOHNSON
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Sonoma County Job Link

Phone: 707-565-5550

2245 Challenger Way,
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
www.socojoblink.org

An employment and training one-stop center open to the public. The Partners located on-site provide access to the Department of Rehabilitation, Employment Development Department, Santa Rosa Junior College, Veterans Programs, Human Services Department, Experience Works, and Goodwill Industries. Services include Resume Writing Workshops, Job Search Workshops, Interviewing Workshops, Self Assessment Workshops, Job Search Computers, and a Job Search Resource Center.
__________________________________________________________________
Evergreen Valley College Career Center
3095 Yerba Buena Road
San Jose, CA 95135
(408) 274-7900, ext. 6620
__________________________________________________________________
Foothill College Career Center
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
(650) 949-7229
__________________________________________________________________
Crosscultural Community Services Center
(provides youth and adults ages 16 and older with job training and placement services; also provides referral services for immigrants)
2268A Quimby Road
San Jose, CA 95122
(408) 223-6628
__________________________________________________________________
Deaf Counseling, Advocacy and Referral Agency (DCARA)
2350 South Bascom Avenue
Campbell, CA  95008
(408) 369-3658
__________________________________________________________________
Adelante Familia
190 Leavesley Road
Gilroy, CA  95021
(408) 846-3918
__________________________________________________________________
African American Community Service Agency
304 North Sixth Street
San Jose, CA  95112
(408) 292-3157
www.sjaacsa.org
__________________________________________________________________
Alliance Vocational Services (AVS) (assists people with mental illness who wish to re-enter the job market)
Locations:
150 South Autumn Street
San Jose, CA 95110
(408) 938-8500
206 California Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 617-8340
__________________________________________________________________
Evergreen Valley College Career Center
3095 Yerba Buena Road
San Jose, CA 95135
(408) 274-7900, ext. 6620
__________________________________________________________________
American Indian Employment Program
2450 South Bascom Avenue
Campbell, CA  95008
(408) 369-3620

Ascent Employment Program
4900 Mitty Way
San Jose, CA  95129
(408) 257-8302
__________________________________________________________________
Center for Employment Training (CET)
701 Vine Street
San Jose, CA  95110
(800) 533-2519
www.cet.org
__________________________________________________________________

Center for Training and Careers, Inc. (CTC)
1600 Las Plumas Avenue
San Jose, CA  95133
(408) 251-3165
__________________________________________________________________

Central County Occupational Center/Program (CCOC)
760 Hillsdale Avenue
San Jose, CA  95136
(408) 723-6400
www.metroed.net
__________________________________________________________________
California Department of Industrial Relations  (call for apprenticeship-program information in Santa Clara, Monterey, San Benito, San Mateo, and Santa Cruz counties)
Division of Apprenticeship Standards
100 Paseo de San Antonio, Suite 1253
(408) 277-1273

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BELOW ARE WEBSITES THAT ADVERTISE JOBS FOR EX-OFFENDERS

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Felony Friendly Jobs
Website: http://www.felonyjobs.info/
Felony Friendly Jobs, is a new site dedicated to offering tips and advice on felony jobs across the U.S. They offer tips for jobs online, as well as information on tips and jobs for felons found in a variety of other area, including local CDL jobs, courier jobs, and a variety of other professions.

Hard2Hire
Website: http://www.hard2hire.com/
FREE job placement for people with a criminal record Hard2Hire helps people who have the hardest time creating their own pathway to prosperity. People with disabilities, ex-offenders, older workers, and many others can find their way forward using their web service.

IMDiversity.com
Website: http://www.imdiversity.com/
IMDiversity.com is dedicated to providing career and self-development information to all minorities, specifically African Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Latino/Hispanic Americans, Native Americans and women. The goal of IMDiversity.com is to provide you with access to the largest database of equal opportunity employers committed to workplace diversity.

Jails to Jobs
Website: http://jailstojobs.org/
Jails to Jobs is an organization that gives ex-offenders the tools they need to find employment. On their website you’ll find a step-by-step plan to follow as you carry out your job search. From researching potential employers and writing resumes to handling interviews and more—it’s all there, with advice tailored to the special needs of those recently released from jail and prison. This is an incredible resource!

Jobs for Felons
Website: http://www.jobsforfelons.net/
Jobs for felons offers employment for felons online, jobs for convicted felons, and other legal money making opportunity tips and advice.

Jobs for Felons 101.com
Website: http://jobsforfelons101.com/
This website strives to educate and equip those with felonies on their record to be able to secure a job and prosper in a career.  They provide educational tools and job resources to aid ex-offenders in securing a job and fulfilling a positive and productive role in society.

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BUSINESS START-UP WEBSITES FOR EX-OFFENDER ENTREPRENEURS

AllBusiness.com
Website: http://www.allbusiness.com/
AllBusiness.com is the world’s largest online resource for small businesses, providing essential tools and resources to start, grow, and manage your business. AllBusiness.com brings you real-world expertise and practical advice from some of the best minds in small business:
Their services include –  A unique core of world-class bloggers  that provide in-depth subject-matter knowledge in key topics from sales and marketing to human resources and technology.

A large and growing library of how-to articles that offers quick, insightful tips to improve your business.

Videos and podcasts about starting a business, adding important voices to your network of experts.

One of the best list of new business franchise opportunities in the country
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CFED Entrepreneurship Program
Website: http://cfed.org/priorities/Entrepreneurship/

CFED entrepreneurship program was founded 30 years ago on the promise that microenterprise held for generating jobs and income in low income communities. Today that work is embodied by our investment in entrepreneurship.
CFED believes that business ownership is second only to homeownership as a source of household wealth in our country. They see support for entrepreneurs, especially disadvantaged ones, as a key strategy for individual asset-building and as a critical component of a healthy local economy.
The Entrepreneurship Program at CFED focuses on social innovations that support entrepreneurship in new and targeted ways.
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Minority Business Development Agency
Website: http://www.mbda.gov/
MBDA provides funding for a network of Minority business centers located throughout the Nation. The Centers provide minority entrepreneurs with one-on-one assistance in writing business plans, marketing, management and technical assistance and financial planning to assure adequate financing for business ventures.
Minority Business Enterprise Centers in California (MBEC)
The mission of the California MBEC is to actively promote the growth and competitiveness of Minority Business Enterprises via 3 areas of service:

Access to Capital (loans, lines of credit, surety bonds)

Contracting which involves assisting minority business in finding public and private sector sales and contracting opportunities

Technical Assistance
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Northern California Minority Business Enterprise Center –Website: http://www.norcalmbec.com/
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The Los Angeles Minority Business Enterprise Center – Website: http://www.losangelesmbec.org/
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MoreBusiness.com
Website: http://www.morebusiness.com/
MoreBusiness.com is an award-winning, one-stop resource website for entrepreneurs. Created in 1994, MoreBusiness.com is filled with sample business plans, marketing plans, templates, sample contracts and business agreements to help entrepreneurs start and grow a small business.
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SCORE Counselors to America’s Small Business
Website: http://www.score.org/

SCORE provides free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs they offer advice both online and in-person at one of their 364 offices nationwide. SCORE’s 13,000 volunteer mentors have more than 600 business skills. Volunteers are working or retired business owners, executives and corporate leaders who share their wisdom and lessons learned in business.
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The Idea Café: “A Fun Approach to Serious Business”
Website: http://www.businessownersideacafe.com/

Once upon a time, a long time ago (like the 1980′s) it was almost impossible for an entrepreneur to get the info needed to start and run a business. Just finding what government agencies you’d have to sign up with, report to, and pay taxes to was a Sisyphean task. Today, the opposite problem confounds entrepreneurs — there’s so much info you can’t even begin to digest it — especially now with the Web.
Being seasoned entrepreneurs, we knew what people who run small businesses need and want. So in Summer 1995, we started dishing up flavorful business fare at www.ideacafe.com. Entrepreneurs need critical info fast, so they can take action now. They hate textbooks, they hate people who don’t know what it’s like trying to tell them what to do. So at Idea Cafe, we serve info fast, fresh, friendly and for real.
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United States Small Business Administration
Website: www.sba.gov/starting_business/index.html
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. We recognize that small business is critical to our economic recovery and strength, to building America’s future, and to helping the United States compete in today’s global marketplace. Although SBA has grown and evolved in the years since it was established in 1953, the bottom line mission remains the same. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses.

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Breaking Barriers to Employment

Elmo Allen Slider Community Clubhouse
7851 35th Ave. Sacramento, CA 95824 map

Ph. (916) 583-1215

Breaking the Barriers to Employment Montly Seminars; Identifying and resolving the issues and barriers of our client’s obstacles in obtaining employment. Provide information and instruction for a more effective and efficient view of employment opportunities. Increasing the clients knowledge base tool box of services available after incarceration through a coalition of community service providers. Providing current formerly incaecerated friendly employers and services, along with current listings of job openings in the Sacramento area. Breaking Barriers New Flyer>>
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New Choice Program

7000 Franklin Boulevard, Suite 540,
Sacramento, CA 95823 map
Ph. (916) 391-1603

Employment agency and Work Readiness Training for ex-felon and ex-offender employment. Employment and job Placement Assistance for felons.

Resume Building
On-The-Job Training employment for felons.
Drivers License and CA ID Support
Funding for Vocational Training
Funding for Interview and Work Clothing

Evergreen Valley College Career Center
3095 Yerba Buena Road
San Jose, CA 95135
(408) 274-7900, ext. 6620

Foothill College Career Center
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
(650) 949-7229

Crosscultural Community Services Center  (provides youth and adults ages 16 and older with job training and placement services; also provides referral services for immigrants)
2268A Quimby Road
San Jose, CA 95122
(408) 223-6628

Deaf Counseling, Advocacy and Referral Agency (DCARA)
2350 South Bascom Avenue
Campbell, CA  95008
(408) 369-3658

Adelante Familia
190 Leavesley Road
Gilroy, CA  95021
(408) 846-3918

African American Community Service Agency
304 North Sixth Street
San Jose, CA  95112
(408) 292-3157
www.sjaacsa.org

Legal

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LEGAL HELP FOR EX OFFENDERS
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THE EASTBAY LAW CENTER

Phone: 510.548.4040
http://www.ebclc.org/
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OAKLAND MAYOR’S OFFICE

Phone: 510.776.7125
Call the Mayor’s Office to get your record cleared in Oakland.

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DO YOU WANT TO GET YOUR RECORD EXPUNGED IN SAN FRANCISCO?

CLEAN SLATE PROGRAM

Phone: 415.553.9329
http://sfpublicdefender.org/services/
Ask for Ms. Bella tell her you were referred by Fleetwood from The Homeboy Hotline
http://sfpublicdefender.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/Application.Package.2012.pdf
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LEGAL ACTION CENTER

Phone: 212- 243-1313
Toll free: 1-800-223-4044
Fax: 212- 675-0286
E-Mail: lacinfo@lac.org Legal Action Center

Address:
225 Varick Street
New York, NY 10014

http://www.lac.org
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LEGAL ACTION CENTER

Phone: 202- 544-5478
Fax: 202- 544-5712
E-Mail: lacdc@lac.org

Address:
236 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Suite 505
Washington, D.C. 20002-4980
http://www.lac.org
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Work History Request
Call (916) 255-6451 for information and to make your request.

For locating your past work history, EDD will provide you with that information seven years back, FREE of charge.
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WORKFORCE SERVICES DIVISION

722 Capitol Mall, MIC 50,
Sacramento, CA 95814 map
Ph. (916) 654-7799

The Federal Bonding Program provides fidelity bonding insurance coverage to individuals with criminal histories and other high-risk job applicants who are qualified, but fail to get jobs because regular commercial bonding is denied due to their backgrounds.

WORKFORCE SERVICES DIVISION

722 Capitol Mall, MIC 50,
Sacramento, CA 95814 map
Ph. 1-866-593-0173
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit to reduce the federal tax liability of private for profit employers to be used as an incentive for employers to hire individuals from eight different targeted groups: TANF recipients, veterans, ex-felons, high risk youth, summer youth, Food Stamp recipients, SSI recipients, and vocational rehabilitation referrals.
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LEGAL ASSISTANCE

Free or low-cost legal resources, both in civil and criminal law, are helpful to individuals with criminal histories in learning about relevant state laws governing the expungement or sealing of criminal histories or addressing other legal issues resulting from having a criminal history.
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State Public Defender – California Public Defender Association (CPDA)
Website: http://www.claraweb.us/
Contact: California Public Defender Association (CPDA), 3273 Ramos Circle, Suite 100  Sacramento, CA 95827
Phone:  916-362-1686
Email: cpda@cpda.org
Help with expungement of criminal record
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Clean Slate Program
A criminal arrest or conviction may present barriers to obtaining employment, housing, education and public benefits. The Public Defender’s Office Clean Slate Program helps its clients clean their records in order to overcome these barriers. If you are not currently represented by a deputy public defender, you can download information about the Clean Slate Program here: Clean Slate Program Instructions, Procedures, and Application (PDF) You can also visit during Clean Slate drop-in hours: locations and times are listed on our Contact page.
http://sfpublicdefender.org/contact/

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Legal Barriers to Employment Project

Website: http://www.baylegal.org/client-services/LBEPdetail
How to Get Help: http://www.baylegal.org/get-help/
Contact: Legal Barriers to Employment Project  Bay Area Legal Aid  San Francisco County Regional Office  50 Fell Street, 1st Floor  San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 800-551-5554
Legal advocate working on helping ex-offenders overcome barriers to employment.
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East Bay Community Law Center

Website: http://www.ebclc.org/
Contact: East Bay Community Law Center  2921 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA 94703
Phone:  510-548-4040
Email: webinquiry@ebclc.org
EBCLC provides desperately-needed legal services to the low-income community in the areas of housing, welfare, HIV & health, homelessness and economic development. They also assists clients with legal barriers to employment, including criminal records.
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The National Center for Youth Law

Website: http://www.youthlaw.org/
Contact:  National Center for Youth Law  405 14th Street, 15th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-835-8098
Email: info@youthlaw.org
The National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) uses the law to improve the lives of low-income children. NCYL works to ensure that low-income children have the resources, support, and opportunities they need for healthy and productive lives. Much of NCYL’s work is focused on poor children who are additionally challenged by abuse and neglect, disability, or other disadvantage.
NCYL also is working to prevent barriers to employment for adult and juvenile ex-offenders.
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Neighborhood Legal Services of LA County

Website: http://www.nls-la.org/
Contact:  Neighborhood Legal Services of LA County  13327 Van Nuys Boulevard  Pacoima, CA 91331
Phone: 800-433-6251
NLSLA helps people in need of legal representation or advice but cannot afford it. NLSLA provides legal services that lead to improved health, expanded economic opportunities and neighborhood development. Help is available at no cost to qualifying residents in the areas of Family Law, Immigration Law, Administrative (Public Benefits) Law, Housing Law, Employment Law, Health Law and Community and Consumer Law.
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Social Justice Law Project

Contact:  Social Justice Law Project  510 16th Street, Suite 201
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone:  510-893-1146
Email: socialjusticelaw@hotmail.com
The Social Justice Law Projects are advocates working on the issues of employment, licensing, and housing problems. They bring impact litigation on behalf of persons with conviction and arrest records in the employment, licensing, and housing areas. They also work in the area of arrest record dissemination.
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Voluntary Legal Services of Sacramento

517 12th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Ph. (916) 551-2102 x3 or (916) 551-2155

Free help to prepare the legal documents and facilitate all other aspects of the expugement process for the low income ex-offenders within the County of Sacramento, CA.

Go to: Career Center, 915 Broadway, Sacramento, CA  Ph. (916)324-6202
“Walk in” and (no phone appointments) make an appointment in person only Monday morning at 8:00 a.m.
Appointments are made for each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of that week.
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California Department of Justice

Record Review Unit
P.O. Box 903417, Sacramento, CA 94203-4170
Ph. (916) 227-3835

This is the agency individuals may contact to obtain a copy of their state rap sheet.
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Prisoners Rights Union – PRU

Send all Correspondence to: P.O. Box 161321,
Sacramento, CA 95816

Business Office Located: 2308 J Street, Sacramento, CA 96816 map

Ph. (916) 442-2240

Information and resource linking for Prisoners, Ex-offenders, Parolees, and Families of Prisoners & Inmates.

Free or low-cost legal resources, both in civil and criminal law, are helpful to individuals with criminal histories in learning about relevant state laws governing the expungement or sealing of criminal histories or addressing other legal issues resulting from having a criminal history.
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State Public Defender – California Public Defender Association (CPDA)

Website: http://www.claraweb.us/
Contact: California Public Defender Association (CPDA), 3273 Ramos Circle, Suite 100  Sacramento, CA 95827
Phone:  916-362-1686
Email: cpda@cpda.org
Help with expungement of criminal record
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OneJustice
Website: http://one-justice.org/
Contact:  OneJustice, 433 California Street, Suite 815, San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone:  415-834-0100
Email: tdo@one-justice.org
OneJustice works with lawyers and law students to empower California’s ex-offenders who need legal help just to meet essential life necessities. OneJustice makes sure the help is there when and where it is needed.
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Legal Barriers to Employment Project
Website: http://www.baylegal.org/client-services/LBEPdetail
How to Get Help: http://www.baylegal.org/get-help/
Contact: Legal Barriers to Employment Project  Bay Area Legal Aid  San Francisco County Regional Office  50 Fell Street, 1st Floor  San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 800-551-5554
Legal advocate working on helping ex-offenders overcome barriers to employment.
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East Bay Community Law Center

Website: http://www.ebclc.org/
Contact: East Bay Community Law Center  2921 Adeline Street
Berkeley, CA 94703
Phone:  510-548-4040
Email: webinquiry@ebclc.org
EBCLC provides desperately-needed legal services to the low-income community in the areas of housing, welfare, HIV & health, homelessness and economic development. They also assists clients with legal barriers to employment, including criminal records.

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Neighborhood Legal Services of LA County

Website: http://www.nls-la.org/
Contact:  Neighborhood Legal Services of LA County  13327 Van Nuys Boulevard  Pacoima, CA 91331
Phone: 800-433-6251
NLSLA helps people in need of legal representation or advice but cannot afford it. NLSLA provides legal services that lead to improved health, expanded economic opportunities and neighborhood development. Help is available at no cost to qualifying residents in the areas of Family Law, Immigration Law, Administrative (Public Benefits) Law, Housing Law, Employment Law, Health Law and Community and Consumer Law.
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Social Justice Law Project

Contact:  Social Justice Law Project  510 16th Street, Suite 201  Oakland, CA 94612
Phone:  510-893-1146
Email: socialjusticelaw@hotmail.com
The Social Justice Law Projects are advocates working on the issues of employment, licensing, and housing problems. They bring impact litigation on behalf of persons with conviction and arrest records in the employment, licensing, and housing areas. They also work in the area of arrest record dissemination.
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CRIMINAL RECORD REPOSITORY
California Department of Justice

Website: http://ag.ca.gov/fingerprints/security.php
Contact: Record Review Unit, P.O. Box 903417
Sacramento, CA 94203
Phone: 916-227-3835
This is the agency individuals may contact to obtain a copy of their state rap sheet and learn about the process of sealing, expunging or cleaning it up. The criminal record repository can also tell the individual who else is legally entitled to have access to his or her record.
Fingerprints and the reason for requesting a copy of a criminal history must be submitted, along with a $25 fee, to the California Department of Justice.

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California Employment Development Department

Website: http://www.edd.ca.gov/
A: 7222 Capitol Mall, MI 50
Sacramento, CA. 95814

Contact: Susan Felt, State Bonding Coordinator

Address: CA Employment Development Dept, 800 Capitol Mall, MIC-50, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916 654 7799
Email: susan.felt@edd.ca.gov

The Federal Bonding Program provides fidelity bonding insurance coverage to individuals with criminal histories and other high-risk job applicants who are qualified, but fail to get jobs because regular commercial bonding is denied due to their backgrounds.
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Workforce Opportunity Tax Credit (WORC)

Website: http://www.edd.ca.gov/jobs_and_training/Work_Opportunity_Tax_Credit.htm
Contact: EDD WOTC Center, 2901 50th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817-2399
Phone: 1-866-593-0173
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit to reduce the federal tax liability of private for profit employers to be used as an incentive for employers to hire individuals from eight different targeted groups: TANF recipients, veterans, ex-felons, high risk youth, summer youth, Food Stamp recipients, SSI recipients, and vocational rehabilitation referrals.
C. Unemployment Insurance Office
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Legal Barriers to Employment Project

Website: http://www.baylegal.org/client-services/LBEPdetail
How to Get Help: http://www.baylegal.org/get-help/
Contact: Legal Barriers to Employment Project  Bay Area Legal Aid  San Francisco County Regional Office  50 Fell Street, 1st Floor  San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 800-551-5554
Legal advocate working on helping ex-offenders overcome barriers to employment
__________________________________________________________________California Public Defenders Association

10324 Placer Lane, Sacramento, CA 95827 map

Ph. (916) 362-1686 x 304

Information Listing for help with legal services including resources for State and Federal court decision updates.

Additional Ex-offender Resources
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Employment Development Department

Website: http://www.edd.ca.gov/unemployment/
Location: 722 Capitol Mall, MIC 83, Sacramento, CA 95814
Unemployment compensation is a social insurance program designed to provide benefits to most individuals out of work, generally through no fault of their own, for periods between jobs. In order to be eligible for benefits, jobless workers must demonstrate that they have worked, usually measured by amount of wages and/or weeks of work, and must be able and available for work.
The unemployment compensation program is based upon federal law, but administered by states under state law.
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Workforce Services Division
722 Capitol Mall, MIC 50, Sacramento, CA 95814 map
Ph. (916) 654-7799
The Federal Bonding Program provides fidelity bonding insurance coverage to individuals with criminal histories and other high-risk job applicants who are qualified, but fail to get jobs because regular commercial bonding is denied due to their backgrounds.

722 Capitol Mall, MIC 50, Sacramento, CA 95814 map
Ph. 1-866-593-0173
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit to reduce the federal tax liability of private for profit employers to be used as an incentive for employers to hire individuals from eight different targeted groups: TANF recipients, veterans, ex-felons, high risk youth, summer youth, Food Stamp recipients, SSI recipients, and vocational rehabilitation referrals.
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State Public Defender – California Public Defender Association (CPDA)
Website: http://www.claraweb.us/
Contact: California Public Defender Association (CPDA), 3273 Ramos Circle, Suite 100  Sacramento, CA 95827
Phone:  916-362-1686
Email: cpda@cpda.org
Help with expungement of criminal record
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OneJustice
Website: http://one-justice.org/
Contact:  OneJustice, 433 California Street, Suite 815, San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone:  415-834-0100
Email: tdo@one-justice.org
OneJustice works with lawyers and law students to empower California’s ex-offenders who need legal help just to meet essential life necessities. OneJustice makes sure the help is there when and where it is needed.
__________________________________________________________________

East Bay Community Law Center
Website: http://www.ebclc.org
Contact: East Bay Community Law Center
2921 Adeline Street
Berkeley, CA 94703
Phone:  510-548-4040
Email: webinquiry@ebclc.org
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Voluntary Legal Services of Sacramento

517 12th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 map

Ph. (916) 551-2102 x3 or (916) 551-2155

Free help to prepare the legal documents and facilitate all other aspects of the expugement process for the low income ex-offenders within the County of Sacramento, CA.

Go to: Career Center, 915 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 916-324-6202

“Walk in” and (no phone appointments) make an appointment in person only Monday morning at 8:00 a.m.

Appointments are made for each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of that week. __________________________________________________________________

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children

1540 Market Street, Suite 490, San Francisco, CA 94102
Ph. (916) 255-7036

“LSPC is a non-profit organization with a history of over thirty years of working to restore rights of incarcerated and formerly-incarcerated people, release people from prison &reunify people, families and communities during and after incarceration

CET offices are located in the following locations in Northern California (see below for Southern CA offices):

San Jose
701 Vine St.
San Jose, CA. 95110
408-534-5360
sanjose@cet2000.org

Sacramento
6853 65th Street
Sacramento, CA 95828
916.393.7401
sacramento@cet2000.org

Gilroy
7800 Arroyo Circle
Gilroy, CA 95020
408.842.6484
gilroy@cet2000.org

Soledad
930 Los Coches Drive
Soledad, CA 93960
831.678.0448
soledad@cet2000.org

Watsonville
10 Blanca Lane
Watsonville, CA 95076
831.728.4551
watsonville@cet2000.org

Salinas
421 Monterey Street
Salinas, CA 93901
831.424.0665
salinas@cet2000.org

 

Houston Offers Second Chance Job Reentry For Ex-Offenders

Some 60,000 people are released from state and federal prison each year. The obstacles to successful reentry begin with the challenge of finding a job. Officials here in Houston helped launch a job training program for local ex-offenders.

By: Pat Hernandez, September 18th, 2012 12:10 PM

Listen to This Story

The U.S. Dept of Labor awarded SER Jobs for Progress, a 1.2 million dollar grant to provide supports services and technical training to some 400 ex-offenders. They will learn the welding trade.
Houston was the only city in the area to recieve the DOL’s Reintegration of Ex -Offenders grant. Houston congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee helped steer funding at a federal level.
“The frame was set by the Congress willing to first, sign on to legislation that I helped draft, the Second Chance Act, which lays the ground work for stopping recidivism in prisoners on the national level, and then the Department of Labor now under that legislation, can operate training programs that relate to incarcerated persons.”
She says the program focuses on how families of offenders are affected, as they look for jobs and become contributing members of society.
“It is well known and documented that the children of incarcerated persons are more likely to go to prison than other children. When you intervene by giving that adult a lifeline and a job, it stops the idea of children believing there’s no other pathway, but to go to prison.”
Recruitment will be done through SER’s existing partnerships with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, the Harris County Sheriff’s Department and other agencies, to mentor and prepare ex-offenders with entry into the labor market.
Karlton Harris with the Sheriff’s Department knows too well the challenges.
“It took me three months after I was released from prison, before I found my first job. But I kept seeking, I was determined to be a law abiding citizen and not result back to that same environment. And I tell people that it doesn’t matter what community you go back to. If you’re changed and you go back into that same community as a changed person, now instead of your environment changing you, you change your environment.”
Welders are needed for the construction of buildings. Diane Schenke is with the Greater East Management District.
“The East End is certainly’s experiencing a Renaissance. What we want to do is make sure that people who are living here currently are part of that Renaissance. And so many people particularly Hispanics, don’t have that high school education that’s really required for them to participate in the Renaissance. So we want them to get the kind of job training it will take, to be part of whether its green jobs or welding.”
Through SER’s first hand experience delivering workforce training programs in the community, it developed an extensive partnership base made up of educational, correctional and employer partners.

Ft. Worth, Texas

Are you an ex-offender or felon who has a question about finding a job with a criminal record? You could have your question answered right here. Email your question to: BelievePublications@comcast.net

Let me suggest a very underutilized resource that an ex-offender can use to find jobs, 

One-stop Career Centers . Each state has a network of centers that [Ex-offender in Texas needs job search help]  offer a variety of free services that can get you ready for work and assist you in finding employment. In addition, these centers offer training programs that may prepare you for a career. Some services available are:

  • Career planning and counseling
  • Workshops (Resume Writing, Interviewing Skills, and related topics.)
  • Computers with internet access and word processing
  • Daily access to thousands of job listings
  • Job-related magazines and local newspapers
  • Job postings and referrals
  • Printers, fax machines, phones, and copiers for job search use
  • There are counselors there whose function is helping citizens gain employment. Many of them have experience working with ex-offenders and felons looking for employment.  There are four such centers in your area. 

WorkForce Solutions for Tarrant County-Northside Workforce Center
2100 N Main St., Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX 76164-8572
817-626-5262
WorkForce Solutions for Tarrant County-Northside Workforce Centr
 
Workforce Solutions – Tarrant County – Westside Workforce Center
2100 N Main St., Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX 76164-8572
817-626-5262
Workforce Solutions – Tarrant County – Westside Workforce Center
 
WorkForce Solutions for Tarrant County – Eastside Workforce Center
4701 E Lancaster St.
Fort Worth, TX 76103-3835
817-531-7800
WorkForce Solutions for Tarrant County – Eastside Workforce Center
 
WorkForce Solutions for Tarrant County-Resource Connection Workforce Center
1400 Circle Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76119
817-531-5670
WorkForce Solutions for Tarrant County-Resource Connection Workforce Center
As stated before, there centers often have counselors with experience helping ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs


Welcome Back – A Ministry to Ex-Offenders and their Families



Bellaire Baptist Church
Contact Name: Paul Lively Phone: 806-795-1219
Address: 5514 34th Street City: Lubbock
State: TX ZipCode: 79407
E-Mail: paul@bellairelubbock.org
Description:
BRCC Prison Ministry
Contact Name: Neal & Diane Lange Phone: 210 523 8141
Address: 7506 Alverstone Way City: San Antonio
State: TX ZipCode: 78250
E-Mail: shadow7506@aol.com
Description: A support group for families of offenders and for offenders themselves.

Burning Hope Baptist Church
Contact Name: Jim Parrish Phone: 936-594-3623
Address: P. O. Box 1972 City: Trinity
State: TX ZipCode: 75862
E-Mail: aparrish@txucom.net
Description: Church that ministers to ex-offenders and families.

Citipointe Church
Contact Name: Pastor Gary Taylor Phone: 972-491-7044
Address: 4201 Greenfield Drive City: Richardson
State: TX ZipCode: 75082
E-Mail: mailbox@citipointe.org
Description: www.citipointe.org Ministers to families in ZIP Codes of 75002, 75040, 75041, 75044, 75048, 75074, 75075, 75080, 75081, 75082, 75083, 75085, 75086, 75088, 75094, 75248.

Covenant Fellowship
Contact Name: David Valentine Phone:
Address: PO Box 10769 City: Huntsville
State: TX ZipCode: 77340
E-Mail: dbhvalentine@suddenlink.net
Description: www.cfhuntsville.org Ministries to law enforcement and their families. New starts (small groups and churches) for ex-offenders and their families.

Cowboy Way Church
Contact Name: Dan Haby, Jr. Phone: 817-832-5865
Address: 1465 E Renfro St. City: Burleson
State: TX ZipCode: 76028
E-Mail: cowboydan@juno.com
Description: www.cowboywaychurch.com

Fellowship of Believers Baptist Church
Contact Name: Pastor Julian Davis III Phone: 713-941-5800
Address: 9004 Airport Blvd #404 City: Houston
State: TX ZipCode: 77061
E-Mail: pastor@fobbc.org
Description: www.fobbc.org Ministers to families in ZIP CODES: 77058, 77061, 77062, 77573, 77581.

First Baptist – Marble Falls
Contact Name: Weldon French Phone: 830) 693-438
Address: 501 12th Street City: Marble Falls
State: TX ZipCode: 78654
E-Mail: weldonf@marblefallsfbc.org
Description: www.marblefallsfbc.org 

Ministers to ex-offenders and their families.

First Baptist Church
Contact Name: Phone: 936-291-3441
Address: 1229 Avenue J City: Huntsville
State: TX ZipCode: 77340
E-Mail: info@fbchuntsville.org
Description: www.fbchuntsville.org

First Baptist Church
Contact Name: Weldon French Phone: 830-693-4381
Address: 501 12th Street City: Marble Falls
State: TX ZipCode: 78654
E-Mail: weldonf@marblefallsfbc.org
Description: www.marblefallsfbc.org

Gateway Community Church
Contact Name: Eric Williams Phone: 972-442-3140
Address: 1100 McCreary Road City: Wylie
State: TX ZipCode: 75098
E-Mail: eww1840@aol.com
Description: www.gatewayonline.org

Jason Bishop
Contact Name: Jason Bishop – Lead Navigator Phone: 806-594-6221
Address: 3011 68th Street City: Lubbock
State: TX ZipCode: 79413
E-Mail: jason@journeylubbock.org
Description: Lead Navigator

Mercy Heart
Contact Name: Roger Hollar Phone: 817-281-3361
Address: 4805 NE Loop 820 City: Fort Worth
State: TX ZipCode: 76137
E-Mail: roger@mercyheart.org
Description: www.mcercyheart.org A ministry to families of inmates.

Mercy Heart – Burleson
Contact Name: Roger Hollar Phone: 817-295-0134
Address: 500 NE Alsbury Blvd. City: Burleson
State: TX ZipCode: 76097
E-Mail: roger@mercyheart.org
Description: www.mercyheart.org 1st meeting on July 26, 2007 at Alsbury Baptist Church

Mercy Heart – Burleson
Contact Name: Roger Hollar Phone: 817-295-0134
Address: 500 NE Alsbury Blvd. City: Burleson
State: TX ZipCode: 76097
E-Mail: roger@mercyheart.org
Description: www.mercyheart.org First meeting is on July 26, 2007 at Alsbury Baptist Church.

Mercy Heart – East Arlington
Contact Name: David Glaze Phone: 817-277-6721
Address: 415 New York Avenue City: Arlington
State: TX ZipCode: 76010
E-Mail: roger@mercyheart.org
Description: www.mercyheart.org Meets on 1st & 3rd Saturdays (6pm) at Highland Baptist Church.

Mercy Heart – Wills Point
Contact Name: Roger Hollar Phone: 903-848-4011
Address: 30487 State Highway 64 City: Wills Point
State: TX ZipCode: 75169
E-Mail: roger@mercyheart.org
Description: www.mercyheart.org Starts September of 2007 meeting at Brookside Baptist Church

Pastor Bernie Silva
Contact Name: Pastor Bernie Silva Phone: 817-379-7665
Address: 456 Ridgeview Circle City: Keller
State: TX ZipCode: 76248
E-Mail: berniesilva417@yahoo.com

Realization Ministries
Contact Name: Rev. Ray Phone: 971-344-1850
Address: 4110 Green Vista Place City: Round Rock
State: TX ZipCode: 78665
E-Mail: revray@realizationministries.com
Description: A ministry of support and love.

Restorative Justice Ministry Network of Texas
Contact Name: Emmett Solomon Phone: 936-291-2156
Address: 1229 Avenue J, Suite 360 City: Huntsville
State: TX ZipCode: 77340
E-Mail: esolomon@sbcglobal.net
Description: The Network of Welcome Back

San Antonio Baptist Association
Contact Name: Wendell Skinner Phone: 210-525-9954
Address: 5807 I-10 West City: San Antonio
State: TX ZipCode: 78201
E-Mail: wendells@sanantoniobaptist.org
Description: www.sanantoniobaptist.org Willing to minister to those living in San Antonio, Texas

Temple Baptist Church
Contact Name: Robby Ballew Phone: 817-496-4011
Address: 6824 Randol Mill Road City: Fort Worth
State: TX ZipCode: 76120
E-Mail: rballew@templebaptistchurch.net
Description: www.templebaptistchurch.net

The Journey
Contact Name: Jason Bishop Phone: 806-549-6221
Address: 3011 68th Street City: Lubbock
State: TX ZipCode: 79413
E-Mail: jason@journeylubbock.org
Description: Jason Bishop is the Lead Navigator. Willing to minister to those living in ZIP CODES 79401 to 79424.

The Journey
Contact Name: Jason Bishop Phone: 806-549-6221
Address: 3011 68th Street City: Lubbock
State: TX ZipCode: 79413
E-Mail: jason@journeylubbock.org
Description: www.journeylubbock.org Ministers to families in ZIP 79401-79424

Walker County Cowboy Church
Contact Name: Mark Terry Phone: 936-662-4333
Address: 1229 Avenue J City: Huntsville
State: TX ZipCode: 77340
E-Mail:
Description:
Welcome Back Church
Contact Name: Rev. Hank Byrd Phone: 713-819-2258
Address: 3101 Southmore Blvd. City: Houston
State: TX ZipCode: 77004
E-Mail: cwamhope@aol.com
Description: Major ministry of Houston area that trains and starts Life Transformation Groups, ex-offender churches and ministers to ex-offenders and their families.




This list has been compiled by the Harris County Housing Resource Center. If a resource is not listed correctly or you know of one we should include, please email us.
 

Cossaboom YMCA   (713) 643-2804
7903 South Loop E.    
Houston, TX  77012    Men only.
     
De George At Union Station (Veterans Only)   (713) 224-1418
1418 Preston Avenue    
Houston, TX  77002    
     
Downtown Branch YMCA    (713) 758-9250
1600 Louisiana    
Houston, TX  77007    
     
The Launch Pad    (713) 661-8882
2656 South Loop West, Suite 578   (713) 667-4629 Fax
Houston, TX  77054   Men only
     
Moe’s Place   (832) 752-4138
2004 Crocker    
Houston, TX  77006    
     
The Women’s Home   (713) 521-3150
607 Westheimer    
Houston, TX 77006   Women only


Quick Resources for Emergency Help
 
Baytown Community Development  (281) 420-5390  
Christian Community Service Center  (713) 871-9741
Emergency Aid Coalition  (713) 522-0667
Gulf Coast Community Services  (713) 393-8730
 Texas Low Income Housing Counselor

Specialized Housing – Ex-Offenders and Parolees
 
This list has been compiled by the Harris County Housing Resource Center. If a resource is not listed correctly or you know of one we should include, please email us.
 

Cossaboom YMCA   (713) 643-2804
7903 South Loop E.    
Houston, TX  77012    Men only.
     
De George At Union Station (Veterans Only)   (713) 224-1418
1418 Preston Avenue    
Houston, TX  77002    
     
Downtown Branch YMCA    (713) 758-9250
1600 Louisiana    
Houston, TX  77007    
     
The Launch Pad    (713) 661-8882
2656 South Loop West, Suite 578   (713) 667-4629 Fax
Houston, TX  77054   Men only
     
Moe’s Place   (832) 752-4138
2004 Crocker    
Houston, TX  77006    
     
The Women’s Home   (713) 521-3150
607 Westheimer    
Houston, TX 77006   Women only


Quick Resources for Emergency Help
 
Baytown Community Development  (281) 420-5390  
Christian Community Service Center  (713) 871-9741
Emergency Aid Coalition  (713) 522-0667
Gulf Coast Community Services  (713) 393-8730
 Texas Low Income Housing Counselor

HDHHS Community Re-Entry Network Program (CRNP)

For additional information, including enrollment information, call 832.393.5503 or email hdhhs.reentry@houstontx.gov.


Mission Statement: To work in partnership with the community to assess, plan, and implement effective strategies to reduce recidivism, increase public safety and successfully  assist and support ex-offenders in their transition into productive, contributing members of the Houston Community. 


The City of Houston Department of Health and Human Services has developed an innovative program and support system for those that have been incarcerated.  The core program components are case management, job readiness/development and life skills education classes and training to stabilize the participant’s ability to be independent and self-sufficient.  Community Re-Entry Network Program (CRNP) works closely with community agencies to assist participants in getting their needs met.
If you have been through the Criminal Justice System and you want to work hard on yourself, be a provider for your family, become a more productive citizen and give back to your community; then you just might want to give us a try. You have tried others and it just hasn’t worked for you. Contact us at 832-393-5467 or email us at Hdhhs-reentry@houstontx.gov or go to our website http://www.houstontx.gov/education/prisonerreentry.html.  We are also on Facebook as Houston Re-entry and Twitter @COH_CRNP. 
For additional information, including enrollment information, call 832.393.5503 or email hdhhs.reentry@houstontx.gov.
Program Components:

We offer a twelve week program which includes:
Two weeks of courses focused on (see curriculum schedule):           

Learning and Cognition
Mental and Physical Health
Life Skills

Two weeks of courses focused on:

Job Readiness (see curriculum schedule)
Computer Skills
Resume Development
Interview Skills


Eight weeks of evening courses focused on:

Peer Support:
Courses taught by lead facilitator and clients who have successfully completed the program.

[a meeting of cnrp]

Counseling:

Case Management
Resource Referrals
Family Reunification
Other Support Services

Volunteerism (see past volunteer efforts)

Interested in becoming a part of our program? (see additional information) 


New client orientation takes place every other Monday at 8:00 am. 
Bring a photo ID and proof of income (if you have a proof of income, if not, just bring the ID)

Phone #’s coming soon

Ex-Offender Reentry Programs in New Jersey

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Are you experiencing challenges as a former offender, such as trying to reenter the community in a positive way, but you keep coming up short? If so, you don’t have to succumb to the pressures of negative behavior or the rejection you may receive from prospective employers or landlords. There is help available if you need a job, a place to live, and counseling. Your road to social recovery is just one phone call away. Listed below are organizations that have programs specifically for former offenders. 


United States Department of Veteran Affairs:

A Guidebook for Reentry Veterans in New JerseyUnited States Department of Veteran Affairs: A Guidebook for Reentry Veterans in New Jersey – This 29 page booklet provides a list of resources and checklists to help former offenders apply for benefits, obtain legal help, financial assistance, substance abuse counseling and treatment, mental health services, healthcare, employment, housing, and discharge upgrades. For detailed contact information you can download a copy of the publication here.


Reentry Coalition of New Jersey

The Reentry Coalition of New Jersey program is open to former offenders in need of rehabilitation. The coalition consists of agencies, which have partnered together to assist former offenders by providing halfway house services, assessment, substance abuse treatment, work release programs, outpatient parole services, and mental health services. For more information about this program, visit here.


Stages to Enhance Parole Success

The Stages to Enhance Parole Success program provides housing placement, life skill development, substance abuse counseling, career training, education, job placement, financial management, and transitional support services. If you would like to sign up for this program visit the State of New Jersey State Parole Board website here or call (609) 292-4257. 


Reentry Substance Abuse Program (RESAP)

This program provides housing for parolees who need substance abuse treatment. Plans are also created to assist former offenders with maintaining reintegration status. To inquire about this program visit the State of New Jersey State Parole Board website here.


Ready4Work

Ready4Work is a national program that is available to former offenders who want to make a fresh start. However, restrictions apply to former offenders who have committed violent and sexual crimes. You must reside in Duval, Clay, St. Johns or Nassau County. Stipulations also apply regarding release status. You must be newly released, on probation, recently charged or arrested within the last year. For detailed information, contact Volunteers of America Delaware Valley at (856) 854-4660. 


Essex County Day Reporting Center

This reentry program is for former women offenders. However, this program is limited to 20 women. Transitional housing is offered only to ten women at a time. Selected women are permitted to stay in this transitional housing facility until graduation and permanent housing is secured. This program also includes life skill training, employment placement assistance, nutrition planning, and parenting skill development. For contact information, visit here.


Jersey City Employment and Training Program

The Jersey City Employment and Training Program offers direct job placement through One-Stop Employment Services. Former offenders who were released from the Hudson County Correctional Facility can apply for these services. For more information you may visit the Jersey City Employment and Training Program here or call (201) 795-8800.


Legal Services of New Jersey

Legal Services of New Jersey’s legal department provides assistance to former offenders who want information about record expungement, record sealing, or counseling regarding other legal matters. You may visit here to obtain contact information. 


National Hire Network

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has provided resources for former offenders such as the Federal Bonding Program


Newark Office of Reentry

The Newark Office of Reentry provides transitional jobs in landscaping and light construction through the Transitional Jobs Program. The Opportunity Reconnect Program also offers former offenders who are seeking employment. Housing, clothing, family services, and legal assistance are available through the Opportunity Reconnect Program. Gateway ID is another program provided for former offenders who need to obtain identification cards. For more information visit here 


One Stop Career Center

One Stop Career Center in New Jersey currently has eight career centers, which assist former offenders. If you need assistance with education you may also obtain information from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development regarding its Learning Link program. You may visit Jobs4Jersey.com for more information. 


Privacy Rights Clearinghouse

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse provides useful information on what steps to take when you’re ready to reenter the workforce. If you click hereyou’ll find an article, which focuses on six things you can do to help yourself regain employment security.


Residential Community Release Program

The Residential Community Release Program is available to offenders who are pending release and will be placed on probation. Former offenders are permitted to participate in the Work Release program. Individuals are required to maintain employment or complete a residential drug treatment program. For more information contact:


Office of Community and Drug Programs
Division of Programs and Community Services New Jersey Department of Corrections
Whittlesey Road P. O. Box 863
Trenton, NJ 08625.

The Essex County Smart Book: A Resource Guide for Going HomeThe Essex County Smart Book: A Resource Guide for Going Home can be downloaded here. This is a comprehensive guide for ex-offender reentry in Essex county and is free to download.


The Fortune SocietyThe Fortune Society organization provides housing, employment services, mental health, family services, substance abuse treatment, and education for former offenders. The Single Stop Benefits Assessment and Referral Program also assist former offenders with obtaining Food Stamps and Medicaid. No appointment is necessary to inquire about services, click here for more information. 


The New Jersey Association on Correction

The Millicent Fenwick House from the New Jersey Association on Correction helps former women offenders who have children. This residential program offers substance abuse counseling, vocational training, legal assistance, and other treatment that will increase the wellbeing of women who are reentering society. If you would like more information about this program you can review information on the National Directory of Programs for Women with Criminal Justice Involvement here.


Volunteers of America Delaware Valley Reentry ServicesVolunteers of America Delaware Valley Reentry Services is a residential program that provides client treatment and support to improve the lives of former offenders. For more information visit the Volunteers of America website.
Work First Program New Jersey – Former offenders can seek employment through this program which is provided through the Department of Human Services. For more information contact your local DHS office or locate one here.

Transitioning back into society can be challenging when trying to establish yourself on your own. However, the organizations listed above have worked hard to make a way for you to obtain the benefits and resources you need to live a successful life. When you contact these organizations, you’ll be saving time.

Free Services and Programs for People Formerly Incarcerated

America Works, Inc.
www.americaworks.com
6810 Third Avenue, Ground Floor Brooklyn, NY 11220 / Phone: 718.833.5042 / Offers job readiness training and job placement for ex-offenders and low-income individuals in New York City.

Bowery Residents’ Committee (BRC)
www.brc.org
131 West 25th Street, 12th Floor New York, NY 10001 / Phone: 212.803.5700 / Helps recently-released individuals—particularly those with mental health needs—find housing and other services. 

Brooklyn Workforce Innovations (BWI)
www.bwiny.org
621 DeGraw Street Brooklyn, NY 11217 / Phone: 718.237.2017 / Offers free vocational training and job training in a variety of industries. Train to become a network cable technician, woodworker or cabinetmaker, production assistant in the film and television industry or commercial driver. Most require a valid driver’s license, but BWI’s “New York Drives” program provides free driving instruction and job readiness training.

The Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES)
www.cases.org
346 Broadway, Third Floor New York, NY 10013 / Phone: 212.732.0076 / Provides alternative sentencing options for young adults and mentally ill offenders; connects parolees with community-based treatment options; and helps young people enter the educational system after detention. 

Center for Community Alternatives 
www.communityalternatives.org
25 Chapel Street, Seventh Floor Brooklyn, NY 11201 / Phone:
718.858.9658 / Provides young offenders approaching release with post-release case management, employment and educational services, and legal assistance via the Re-entry Clinic. Special programs for HIV-positive and at-risk women.

Center for Employment Opportunities
www.ceoworks.org
32 Broadway, New York, NY 10004 / Phone: 212.422.4430 / Provides job readiness and placement services to men and women returning from prison to NYC. The Neighborhood Work Project offers immediate, paid, short-term employment and prepares participants with needed skills to reenter workforce.
 
The College Initiative
www.collegeinitiative.org
29-76 Northern Boulevard Long Island City, NY 11101/ Phone: 347.669.2864 / Affiliated with the Fortune Society, the College Initiative assists formerly incarcerated men and women in the metropolitan area in beginning or continuing their education at public universities and private colleges. College preparation classes, assistance with financial aid forms, tutoring, and one-on-one educational counseling and guidance are provided. 

The DOE Fund Ready, Willing and Able Program (Three Locations)
www.doe.org
Three Locations:
520 Gates Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11216 / Phone : 718.628.3223 ; Harlem: 2960 Frederick Douglass Boulevard New York, NY  10039 / Phone : 212.690.6480 ; Peter J. Sharp Center for Opportunity: 89 Porter Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11237 / Phone: 718.417.2500 / Provides ex-offenders with employment, mentoring, job training, substance abuse counseling, housing and other services to assist participants in overcoming joblessness and homelessness. Must be referred by probation or parole officer.

Exodus Transitional Community
www.etcny.org
2271 Third Avenue, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10035 / Phone: 917.492.0990 / Offers workshops about attitudes, life skills, employment assessment and basic computer skills. Ex-offenders have mock interviews, develop resumes and are sent out on job interviews. Provides assistance to ex-offenders who committed violent crimes as well as other ex-offenders.

Exponents
www.exponents.org
151 West 26th Street, Third Floor New York, NY 10001 / Phone: 212.243.3434 / Provides drug abuse treatment, HIV counseling, life skills training, mentoring, outreach and risk reduction services, and hosts a Former Prisoner Symposium five times per year that teaches life skills and job readiness.
Fifth Avenue Committee

Developing Justice
www.fifthave.org
621 DeGraw Street Brooklyn, NY 11217 / Phone: 718.237.2017 /Offers vocational training, housing assistance and peer counseling services to ex-offenders and those with a pending criminal case. Also organizes Community Justice Workshops for family and friends of offenders. 

The Fortune Society
www.fortunesociety.org
39 West 19th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10011 / Phone: 212.206.7070 / Provides counseling, tutoring and job placement, and serves as a referral agency for drug/alcohol addiction programs and other social services. Offers HIV services and information about housing in shelters. Intake services available at the counseling department in Manhattan at 53 West 23rd Street on the 7th Floor, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Individuals must show up at 8 AM. Provides assistance to ex-offenders who committed violent crimes as well as other ex-offenders.
 
Getting Out & Staying Out (GOSO)
www.gosonyc.org
91 East 116th Street New York, NY  10029 / Phone: 212-831-5020 / Assists ex-offenders age 16-24 by providing counseling and giving referrals for mental health and drug treatment needs, anger management, and emergency housing. 

Greenhope Services for Women, Inc.
www.greenhope.org
435 East 119th Street New York, NY 10035 / Phone: 212.996.8633 / Residential and day treatment and counseling for substance abuse for women parolees. Also offers vocational counseling, training and workshops for female ex-offenders.

Hour Children
www.hourchildren.org
13-07 37th Ave Long Island City, NY 11101 / Phone: (718)-433-4724 / Supports children of incarcerated women and empowers currently or formerly incarcerated women to find education and employment. Provides childcare, housing, counseling and matching services.

Legal Action Center
www.lac.org
225 Varick Street New York, NY 10014 / Phone: 212.243.1313 / Provides legal assistance to ex-offenders and others who feel discriminated against in employment. Will help in the process of obtaining and correcting “rap sheets.” Extensive information available on Web site.

MFY Legal Services, Inc.
www.mfy.org
299 Broadway, Fourth Floor New York, NY 10007 / Phone: 212.417.3700 / Free legal services to those in need, including ex-offenders.

New York City Justice Corps (Two Locations)
nycjusticecorps.org/
Harlem
Joseph Rice, Program Manager, Phipps CDC at Dempsey Multi Service Center / 127 West 127th Street, Room 123
New York, NY 10027 / Phone: 917.243.7000
Bronx

Deymis Baquero, Phipps Community Development Corporation / 1409 Fulton Avenue, Bronx, NY 10456 / Phone: 347.329.4004
Recruits recently incarcerated residents age 18 to 24 from Harlem and South Bronx for a program which includes case management and job readiness programs. Places them in internships in their field and provides ongoing support once they have joined the workforce fulltime.

New York Public Library’s Connections
www.nypl.org/help/community-outreach/correctional-services-program
An online directory of organizations that help with the adjustment back into the community. Includes counseling, substance abuse, housing, job training and education services. Hard copies of the directory are available at many Brooklyn Public Library locations.

Osborne Association (Several Locations)www.osborneny.org
Brooklyn
175 Remsen Street, Suite 800, Brooklyn, NY 11201 / Phone: 718.637.6560
Bronx
809 Westchester Ave., Bronx NY, 10455 / Phone: 718-707-2600
Offers programs on adopting healthy lifestyles, reconnecting families, achieving economic independence and workforce development, including job placement assistance. Also offers programs for children of incarcerated parents. 

Palladia Parole Transition Program (PTP) www.palladiainc.org
1806-1808 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10029 / Phone: 212-348-7548
A 90 to 120 day residential treatment program for men with drug-related felony convictions. Provides substance abuse and counseling services, plus assistance in finding permanent housing. Admission is by referral through the New York State Division of Parole.

Providence House
www.providencehouse.org
703 Lexington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11221 / Phone: 718.455.0197
Provides temporary housing for women on parole and their children, and includes referrals for permanent housing and job training.

Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center www.salvationarmyarc.org
62 Hanson Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217 / Phone: 718.622.7166
Substance abuse rehabilitation and counseling for ex-offenders and others.

Streetwise Partners
www.streetwisepartners.org
594 Broadway, Suite 510, New York, NY 10012 / Phone: 646.705.0029
Builds mentoring relationships between low-income individuals age 18-50—including ex-offenders—and volunteer business professionals to develop workplace skills and experience. Online application and basic computer skills required.

STRIVE
www.strivenewyork.org
240 East 123rd Street, New York, NY 10035 / Phone: 212.360.1100
A 3-4 week program focused on developing the proper attitude, communication skills and basic computer skills for employment, followed by assistance with placement into full-time employment.

Women in Need, Inc.
www.women-in-need.org
115 West 31st Street, 7th floor, New York, NY 10001 / Phone: 212.695.4758
Offers transitional housing, alcohol and substance abuse counseling to homeless and disadvantaged women and their families, including ex-offenders. Also provides referrals for employment services and training.

Women’s Prison Association (WPA) Re-entry Services
www.wpaonline.org/services/reentry.htm
Headquarters: 110 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10003 / Phone: 646-292-7740
Contact: Yolanda Johnson-Peterkin, Director of Program Operations for Reentry Services / Phone: 718-637-6877
Provides a variety of services for female ex-offenders, such as job readiness programs, HIV counseling, peer mentoring, and assistance in finding housing.

Little Rock, Arkansas


Re-Entry Services
The City of Little Rock Re-Entry Program is designed to provide services and opportunities to those with a history of non-violent convictions and incarceration to transition into the Little Rock community and improve their quality of life. The Re-Entry Program specifically provides the following services to those who plan to reside in Little Rock upon release:
o Provides three services through contracts with private providers:
o Pre-release Programming
o Employment Placement
o Employment Placement for Disabled Adults

And provides two services through various Departments within the City of Little Rock (public sector)
o Sidewalk Program
o Re-Entry Employment Readiness Training

Pre-Release Programming
• Services include administering of needs assessment, counseling, development of reentry plan, case management services, and preparation for employment and reintegration into the community.  

Employment Placement
• Services include: recruitment and assessment, job preparation, training, job placement, case management services, and employment retention services.  

Employment Readiness Training Program
• The Department of Community Programs provided program oversight and monitoring responsibilities for the creation of a Re-Entry Sidewalk Program within City government, handling coordination between the training department (CLR Public Works) and program participants. The program was proven to be successful and the Sidewalk Program received the 2013 Arkansas Business City of Distinction Award for workforce development.  
• Since the implementation of the Sidewalk Program, the Department has developed and implemented the Re-Entry Employment Readiness Training Program through partnerships with several City of Little Rock departments: Public Works, Fleet Services, Little Rock Zoo, Parks and Recreation, Housing and Neighborhood Programs, and the Little Rock Police Department. Trainees are hired into entry level training positions within City departments, and provided with up to nine (9) months of job training.  

Pre-Release Services:

Quality Living Center – Male & Female Program

3925 Asher Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72204
(501) 663-3490
Contact: Dino Davis, Director
qlc3925@yahoo.com                                                             


Employment Placement Services:


Our House, Inc.
302 E. Roosevelt
Little Rock, AR 72204
(501) 374-7383    
Zac Hale, Coordinator  
zhale@ourhouseshelter.org
                                                                      
Goodwill Industries of Arkansas 
1110 W. 7th St.
Little Rock, AR 72201 
(501) 372-5100     
Contact: Gerren Frazier, Coordinator      
gfrazier@goodwillar.org                                  

Goodwill Industries of Arkansas (For Disabled Adults)
1110 W. 7th St.
Little Rock, AR 72201  
(501) 372-5100
Contact: Tim Green
tgreen@goodwillar.org


To enroll in one of these programs, please call our office at (501) 399-3420. 
To refer someone to this program, please email programreferral@littlerock.org.   
  






Pathway to Freedom, Inc.Pathway to Freedom, Inc. – A Christian faith-based program that offers many services such as education, that takes a three phase approach. The first phase works to educate, the second tests the individual’s in real-life settings, and the third is local support for ex-offenders after they are released.


Wrightsville Hawkins Unit for Males
P.O. Box 1010
22522 Asher Road
Wrightsville, AR 72183
Phone: 501-897-0764
Fax: 501-897-0873







Central Arkansas ReEntry Coalition

CARE Coalition – This is the Central Arkansas ReEntry Coalition, or CARE. Their mission is to “empower returning citizens for a productive life through advocacy, education, and collaboration.” It works with many different groups to help ex-offenders reentry society.

ph: 501-444-CARE
centralarkansasreentry@gmail.com

Goodwill Industries of Arkansas – Goodwill’s Transitional Employment Opportunity, or TEO, program helps people returning from incarceration. This program offers job services, both training and placement.Corporate Office:1110 W. 7th Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
877-372-5151


InnerChange Freedom Initiative – A faith-based reentry program based on the teachings of Jesus Christ. This program is aimed at reducing the rate of recidivism in Arkansas.


General Contact InformationFor all general inquiries call 1-800-206-9764
For Angel Tree inquiries call 1-800-55-ANGEL (2-6435)
For local volunteer opportunities call 1-800-251-7411

Employers

1. Company: Coreslab Structure (Ariz) Inc.

Contact: Thomas Blackshear (Father Thomas) or Niemann Spears/hiring manager

Telephone Number: 602-469-2318 (Mr. Thomas) 602-769-1375 cell for Mr. Spears

Type of work: Construction

Notes: Need people reliable with transportation and motivated  

2. Company: Logicall

Contact: Maxine Vinson mvison@logicall.net

Telephone Number: 602-483-5555

Type of work: inbound calls

Notes: All ways hiring $10-$20 per hour

3. Company: Asurion Recruitment Team

Contact: Will Juarez

Telephone Number: 262-289-2389

Type of work: Call center

Notes: Need customer service knowledge 

4. Company: AZCR Staffing

Contact: Kaila Minehan

Telephone Number: 406-491-5601

Type of work:Call center

Notes: 

5. Company: First Impression Security Door

Contact: Tricia Rush or Director Bob is willing to come speak to members about 

interviewing and what to say. Was willing to work with Frantz Beasley on board of directors

Telephone Number: 480-339-6140 

Type of work: Sales

Notes: violent crime or crime against kids 

Bob Neckes 

HR Director 

Office: (480) 320-4954 X100 

Mobile: 480-263-0354 

Fax: (480) 633-3228 

ROBERTNECKES@FISD.BIZ

6. Company: Haskins Electric LLC

Contact:  Charles B. Haskins

Telephone Number: 623-937-3999 or 602-708-7502

Type of work: Apprenticeship 

Notes: 

7. Company: Home Depot

Contact:  Eric Ehlers

Telephone Number: Eric_Ehlers@homedepot.com

Type of work: Call center, supervisor 

Notes: 

8. Company: Revana

Contact: Mary Ann lopez

Telephone Number: 480-446-1443

Type of work: Recruiter

Notes: 

9. Company: 3-G Construction Co, Inc

Contact: Russ laRose-Trainer

Telephone Number: Cell-(602) 904-0158 (602) 569-0900

Type of work: Construction 

Notes: 

10. Company: AAA landscape

Contact: George Mcneely Human Resource Mgr

Gmcneely@aaalandscape.com

Telephone Number:(602) 437-2690  (602) 575-2032

Type of work: Landscaping

Notes: 

11. Company: Erickson Framing AZ LLC

Contact: Gilbert Pacheco

Telephone Number: 480-627-1103 Phone Cell 480-273-6046

Type of work: Framing, Carpenter

Notes: 

12. Company: Workforce Solutions labor Ready

Contact: 

Telephone Number: 480-839-4350

Type of work: Day labor

Notes: Tempe office-1340 E Broadway Suite, Tempe AZ

13. Company: Contact: ASURION

Telephone Number: Send resume to asurionjobs@gmail.com

Type of work: Call center

Notes: $14.50

14. Company: DK Advocates

Contact: Micaela Corponi

Telephone Number: (602) 277-5787 ext. 212

Type of work: 

Notes: Work site specialist Helping prepare ex Offenders for employment /job training 

/resume preparation

15. Company: Call Center Converys

Contact: Gregory

Telephone Number: Gregory 480-754-8404 or Crystal Kennedy 469-624-5920 ext. 8272019 

Type of work: 

Notes: 

16. Company: AWEE Works 

Contact: 

Telephone Number: 602-223-4333

Type of work: 

Notes: Changing lives through the dignity of work

17. Company: Veterans Workforce

Contact: Janet Waters

Telephone Number: 602-771-0627 jwaters@azdes.gov

Type of work: 

Notes: 

18. Company: Community Kitchen

Contact: 

Telephone Number: 602-343-3183

Type of work: Cooking

Notes: Offers culinary training at no cost

19. Company: Waffle House-Restaurant

Contact: Andrew Pope

Telephone Number: 480-432-4263

Type of work: Restaurant 

Notes: 

20. Company: Erickson Construction

Contact: Gilbert Pacheco 

Telephone Number: 480-273-6046

Type of work: Carpentry/Frame/Trim

Notes: 

21. Company: HSS staffing

Contact: 

Telephone Number: 602-573-3186 or 602-849-3051

Type of work: Hotel cleaning staff

Notes: 

22. Company: AZAR Staffing

Contact: 

Telephone Number: 602-870-3515

Type of work: 

Notes: 2601 West Dunlap Ave Suite 4

23. Company: Creditsafe

Contact: Jamie Niijboer

Telephone Number: 480-405-9300

Type of work: N/A

Notes: 

24. Company: St Joseph the worker

Contact: 

Telephone Number: 602-417-9854

Type of work: 

Notes: Downtown Phoenix 1125 W Jackson

East Valley

Carol Reed (602) 292-4294

25. Company: Workforce Solutions labor Ready

Contact: 

Telephone Number: 480-839-4350

Type of work: Day labor

Notes: Tempe office-1340 E Broadway Suite, Tempe AZ

26. Company: TOUCHING HEARTS

Contact: 

Telephone Number: 480-905-4275

Type of work: In home care workers

Notes: 

27. Company: 

Contact: Kathleen

Telephone Number: 800-377-7486

Type of work: Call center sales agents

Notes: 1295 W Washington St Phoenix AZ

28. Company – Goodwill Industries

Career Advisor I – Kendra

1625 W. Camelback Road

Phoenix, AZ 85015

602-535-4484

Kendra.Winfrey@goodwillaz.org

www.goodwillaz.org

Community Resources/Partners 

1. Dream Center near Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix Dream Center

Church

3210 Grand Ave, Phoenix, AZ · (602) 346-8700

a volunteer driven nonprofit organization, which exists to serve the homeless, low-

income, at risk youth and struggling individuals and families by providing resources, 

opportunities and supportive services to help them realize their dream of living a self-

sufficient life.

2. Homeless Court Advocacy helps with getting misdemeanors discharge, tickets and 

warrants cleared in Maricopa County

must be clean and sober for 30 days

for more info contact: Shira Zias (602)223-3422  szias@hsc-az.org

3. Sister Ministries 

Provides clothing, Make up and Hygiene items for women (Women Help )

8802 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85021

call (602) 684-3458

 Arizona Community Information & Referral: (602) 263 8856

4. Hope’s Crossing-Inspiring encouraging & creating hope in women

(602)795-8098 Laura Bullock CEO hopecrossing.org

 

5. Men Mentoring Group “Fathers Mentoring Fathers”

 Mary Longenbaugh Job Coach-Office (602)774-3298

3146 E.Wier ave Suite 26

6. Community Workshop assisting ex offenders in with barriers to employment

(602) Derek Jeske (602) 264-9891

2400 North central ave Suite 101

7. Dress for Success (Provides business clothes for Women)

1024 E . buckeye rd Suite 165 Phoenix,Az

(602)489-7397

8. CASS 

Patricia Hernandez 

Veterans employment & benefits specialist

Office: 602.256.6945 ext.1715

Cell: 480.369.0356

phernandez@cassaz.org

9.Phoenix Job Corps Center

Nongmaithem Reeta Devi: Career Transition Services Specialist 

Office:602-322-2831

Cell: 602-350-7387

10. Maricopa County 

Harvey Smith: Smart Justice Employment Coordinator

Office: 602-506-1789

Cell: 602-527-5136

smithH005@mail.maricopa.gov

11. Mercy Maricopa Intergrated Care

Maggie kasparek: Employment and Economic Development Manager

kasparekm@mercymaricopa.org

480-316-1617

12. Department of Economic Security 

William Higgins: State Apprenticeship Program Lead

Phone: 602-542-5641

whiggins@azdes.gov

www.azwaca.org list of apprenticeship programs/companies

13. Sage Counseling

Tricia Quezada ADC Case Manager

Cell: 480-233-4935

Office: 602-357-6959

quezadat@sagecounseling.net

14. Southwest Behavior & Health services

Steven Southall: Employment Services Program Coordinator

Phone: 602-351-6921

Cell: 623-225-8787

stevenso@sbhservices.org

15. Gensis

Eboni Farmer; business account coordinator

West Valley Career Center

Cell: 602.525.3832

farmere@mail.maricopa.gov

16. Brighton College/The Paralegal Institute 

Sam Fernandez: Executive Vice President

800-354-1254 ext 402

Sam.fernandez@brightoncollege.edu

17. Maricopa Skill Center

Rainie Dionne

Manger of Workforce Development

dionne@gatewaycc.edu

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