Resources for Those Who Are Returning Home

With trying to find employment, housing, legal help, and support, reentry after incarceration can be challenging. The following online resources provide information and services aimed at assisting justice-involved individuals with the many facets of reentry. Our organization, Homeboy Hotline, maintains and updates our list of reentry programs in various states regularly. If you operate or know of a reentry program that is not listed or if there are any outdated links, please contact us. 

Job Training

Goodwill Industries

Goodwill Industries provides job training, employment placement services, and other community-based programs for people who have barriers to their employment.

Two Locations:


Phone: (520) 623-5174

Address: 1940 E. Silverlake, Suite 405
Tucson, Arizona 85713




Phone: 602-535-4000

Address: 2626 W. Beryl Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85021




Arizona Western Apprenticeship Coordinators Association (AZWACA)

Apprenticeship presents an opportunity to learn a skilled trade by on-the-job paid training plus college credit related classroom training. The WACA programs are registered and monitored by the state of Arizona for competency and all registered programs meet minimum US Department of Labor standards. Upon completion, each apprentice receives a certificate of completion from the state of Arizona, the US Department of Labor and the Community College District.

Phone: (602) 542-5641

Address: 1789 West Jefferson Phoenix, AZ 85007



Community Kitchen

The Community Kitchen is a life skills and food service training program for those with barriers to employment. We offer culinary training at no cost.  Students gain the skills to get jobs offering livable wages, benefits, and opportunities for advancement through hands-on food service training as well as classroom studies. 

Phone: 602-343-3183

Address: 3003 W Thomas Rd Phoenix, AZ 85017



Maricopa Skill Center

Maricopa Skills Center provides career training in various fields, including cosmetology, healthcare, business and technology, and skilled trades.

Phone: (602) 238-4300

Address: 1245 E Buckeye Phoenix, AZ 85034


Phoenix Job Corps Center

Phoenix Job Corps Center provides on-the-job training and help you. Find the career that's right for You. 

Phone: (602) 254-5921

Address: 518 S 3rd St Phoenix, AZ 85004-2506



Smart Justice-Maricopa County 

Maricopa County's Smart Justice Program is designed to help those with criminal justice backgrounds find employment. Smart Justice can help you by providing one on one career guidance, resume and interview support, coaching on how to explain convictions during the interview process, connecting you with employers, providing job leads, job training and more.

Phone: 602-372-1839

Address: 301 West Jefferson Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85003




Brighton College/The Paralegal Institute 

Provides career certification programs & learning solutions for every type of enterprise.

Phone: 602-212-0501

Address: 10446 N. 74th Street
Suite 100
Scottsdale, Arizona 85258




DK Advocates

Work site specialist Helping prepare ex Offenders for employment /job training/resume preparation.

Phone: (602) 277-5787 ext. 212

Address: 1502 E Broadway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85719




Re-Entry Services


Sage Counseling

Provides evidence-based services to the criminal justice system and court-referred clients.  We utilize Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, the Stages of Change Model, Interactive Journaling, and empirically-validated assessment tools.  Almost all of our clients are under court supervision, in a diversion program, incarcerated, or referred by the Arizona Department of Child Safety.

Phone: (480) 649-3352

Address: 1830 S Alma School Rd,
Suite 101 Mesa, AZ 85210




Dress for Success

Providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. 

Phone: (602)489-7397

Address: 1024 E . Buckeye road Suite 165 Phoenix, Az



Fathers Matter

Father Matters is a men mentoring group. We are a community development organization, committed to building stronger, healthier communities by supporting, encouraging, and enlightening today’s fathers and families.

Phone: 602-774-3298

Address: 3146 E. Wier Ave. Suite 26
Phoenix, AZ 85040



Hope’s Crossing

Inspiring encouraging & creating hope in women.

Phone: (602) 795-8098 

Address: 1632 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix Arizona 85015



Phoenix Dream Center

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.

Phone: 602-346-8700

Address: 3210 Grand Ave, Phoenix, AZ  85032



Sister Ministries 

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

Phone: (602) 684-3458

Address: 8802 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85021



Southwest Behavior & Health Services

SB&H offers an array of programs to meet the unique needs of the communities we serve. These include outpatient mental health treatment and psychiatric services including medication monitoring; assistance for persons with addictions; intensive inpatient care for persons in crisis; residential housing, in-home and supported housing services; prevention services, community outreach and school-based counseling; services throughout the lifespan for members with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD); and four opioid replacement clinics throughout the state.

Phone: 602-265-8338

Address: 3450 N. 3rd Street Phoenix, Arizona 85012


Job Training 

Little Rock

The City of Little Rock Re-Entry Program

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.

Phone: 501-371-4510

Address: 500 W Markham St. / Little Rock, Arkansas 72201



Goodwill Industries of Arkansas 

Goodwill provides services to individuals who are reentering the workforce and community after a period of incarceration. Our staff understands the challenges and offers a supportive environment. 

Phone: (501) 372-5100 

Address: 1110 W. 7th St. Little Rock, AR 72201 



Re-Entry Services

Little Rock

Central Arkansas Re-Entry Coalition

CARE Coalition – This is the Central Arkansas Re-entry 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.

Phone: 501-444-CARE



Our House, Inc.

Our House empowers homeless and near-homeless families and individuals to succeed in the workforce, in school, and in life through hard work, wise decision-making, and active participation in the community.

Phone: 501-374-7383

Address: 302 E. Roosevelt
Little Rock, AR 72204



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.

Phone: 501-897-0764

Address: Wrightsville Hawkins Unit for Males P.O. Box 1010 22522 Asher Road



Quality Living Center – Male & Female Program

Quality Living Center Inc provides addiction care and rehab services such as Inpatient Drug Rehab, Short-Term, and others to people living in the Little Rock, Arkansas area so that they overcome their substance use disorders and achieve full sobriety. It has services - such as Cognitive/behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Telemedicine Therapy, and others - which follow its philosophy of the programs that work most effectively. This is because Quality Living Center Inc believes that complete sobriety can only be achieved through highly individualized care.

Phone: (501) 663-3490

Address: 3925 Asher Avenue Little Rock, AR 72204





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.

Phone: (501) 842-0375

Address: 2400 State Farm Road Tucker AR, 72168











Job Training 


Open Gate 2 – College of Alameda

From Incarceration to Graduation

Phone: Mildred McKinney 1(510) 292-1181
Jorge Cabral 1(510)395-0634
Todd Pickens 1(510) 992-9007



American Indian Employment Program

Phone: (408) 369-3620

Address: 2450 South Bascom Avenue
Campbell, CA  95008


Los Altos Hills

Foothill College Career Center

Phone: (650) 949-7229

Address: 12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022



Private Industry Council  (PIC)

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.

Phone: 510-768-4400

Address: 13th and Broadway Oakland, CA. 94612




Breaking Barriers to Employment

Breaking the Barriers to Employment Monthly 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 incarcerated friendly employers and services, along with current listings of job openings in the Sacramento area.

Phone: (916) 583-1215

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


Sacramento Works One-Stop Career Center

Address: 7000 Franklin Blvd Ste 540 Sacramento, CA 95823

Phone: (916) 391-1603



San Francisco

Project Rebound

A program assisting formerly incarcerated individuals wanting to enter San Francisco State University.

Address: 1650 Holloway Avenue, M-102 San Francisco, CA - 94132

Phone: (415) 405-0954



Western  Addition Community Center

Provides job training 

Phone: 415-431-2206

Address: 1003 Turk St. Ste. A
San Francisco, CA. 94102


San Jose

Alliance Vocational Services (AVS)

We assists people with mental illness who wish to re-enter the job market.

Phone: (408) 938-8500

Address: 150 South Autumn Street
San Jose, CA 95110


Ascent Employment Program

Phone: (408) 257-8302

Address: 4900 Mitty Way
San Jose, CA 95129


Center for Training and Careers, Inc. (CTC)

Phone: (408) 251-3165

Address: 1600 Las Plumas Avenue
San Jose, CA 95133



Central County Occupational Center/Program (CCOC)

Phone: (408) 723-6400

Address: 760 Hillsdale Avenue
San Jose, CA  95136



Cross-Cultural Community Services Center

Provides youth and adults ages 16 and older with job training and placement services

Phone: (408) 223-6628

Address: 2268A Quimby Road
San Jose, CA 95122


Evergreen Valley College Career Center

Phone: (408) 274-7900, ext. 6620

Address: 3095 Yerba Buena Road
San Jose, CA 95135


Santa Rosa

Sonoma County Job Link

An employment and training one-stop center open to the public.

Phone: 707-565-5550

Address: 2245 Challenger Way,
Santa Rosa, CA 95407



State of California

CA Employment Development Department-
Workforce Services Branch

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.

Phone: 916-654-6206

Address: 722 Capitol Mall MIC 50
Sacramento, CA 95814

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.

Phone: 1-866-593-0173



Legal Assistance


The East Bay  Law Center

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.

Phone: 510.548.4040

Address: 2921 Adeline St., Berkeley, CA




Legal Services for Prisoners with Children

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

Phone: 408-842-6484

Address: 7800 Arroyo Circle Gilroy, CA 95020



Los Angeles 

Neighborhood Legal Services of LA County

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.

Phone: 800-433-6251

Address: 13327 Van Nuys Boulevard  Pacoima, CA 91331




National Center for Youth Law

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.

Phone: 510-835-8098

Address: 405 14th Street, 15th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612



Oakland Mayor's Office

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

Phone: 510-776-7125


Social Justice Law Project

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.

Phone: 510-893-1146

Address: 510 16th Street, Suite 201
Oakland, CA 94612




Legal Services for Prisoners with Children

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.

Phone: 916-393-7401

Address: 6853 65th Street Sacramento, CA 95828


Prisoners Rights Union – PRU

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.

Phone: (916) 442-2240

Address: 2308 J Street, Sacramento, CA 96816 

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


Voluntary Legal Services of Sacramento

Free help to prepare the legal documents and facilitate all other aspects of the expungement 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.

Phone: (916)324-6202

Address: Career Center, 915 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 



Legal Services for Prisoners with Children

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

Address: 421 Monterey Street Salinas, CA 93901

Phone: 831-424-0665



San Francisco

Legal Barriers to Employment Project

Legal advocate working on helping ex-offenders overcome barriers to employment.

Phone: 800-551-5554

Address: 50 Fell Street, 1st Floor  San Francisco, CA 94102



Legal Services for Prisoners with Children

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.

Phone: (916) 255-7036

Address: 1540 Market Street, Suite 490, San Francisco, CA 94102


One Justice

One Justice works with lawyers and law students to empower California’s ex-offenders who need legal help just to meet essential life necessities. One Justice makes sure the help is there when and where it is needed.

Phone: 415-834-0100

Address: 433 California Street, Suite 815, San Francisco, CA 94104


San Francisco Public Defender

Get your record expunged in San Francisco. Offering a Clean Slate Program.

Phone: 415-553-9329 Ask for Ms. Bella tell her you were referred by Fleetwood from The Homeboy Hotline.


Application download


San Jose

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children

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

Phone: 408-534-5360

Address: 701 Vine St.
San Jose, CA. 95110



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

Phone: 831-678-0448

Address: 930 Los Coches Drive
Soledad, CA 93960



State of California

California Department of Justice-Criminal Record Repository

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.

Phone: 916-227-3835

Address: Record Review Unit, P.O. Box 903417
Sacramento, CA 94203



State Public Defender – California Public Defender Association (CPDA)

Help with expungement of criminal record

Phone: 916-362-1686

Address: 3273 Ramos Circle, Suite 100  Sacramento, CA 95827




Legal Services for Prisoners with Children

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

Phone: 831-728-4551

Address: 10 Blanca Lane Watsonville, CA 95076




Re-Entry Services


Options Recovery Service and Transitional Housing

Must complete a drug, alcohol and nicotine testing. Men and women can stay for a year or more.

Phone: 510-666-9552

Address: 1931 Center St. Berkeley, CA. 94704



Deaf Counseling, Advocacy and Referral Agency (DCARA)

Phone: (408) 369-3658

Address: 2350 South Bascom Avenue
Campbell, CA 95008



Adelante Familia

Phone: (408) 846-3918

Address: 190 Leavesley Road
Gilroy, CA 95021



Men Of Valor Academy

Men of Valor Academy provides residential housing, employment, education and mentor-ship services to adult males on probation.

Phone: (510) 567-1308

Address: 6118 International Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94621



Root and Rebound Re-Entry Program

Address: 1730 Franklin Street, Suite 300 Oakland, CA 94612

Phone: 510-279-4662




Bridge Network

Provide a safe place for at-risk youth and connect them with resources
and healthy relationships that offer and afford them opportunities to positively change their life situation.

Phone: (916) 244-1406

Address: 7851 35th Ave, Sacramento, CA 95824 



Friends-Care (formerly known as Friends Outside)

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

Phone: (916) 446-3838

Address: 5890 Newman Ct., Sacramento, CA 95819 


Learning Anger Under Good Health – L.A.U.G.H.

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.

Phone: (916) 878-6511

Address: 7224 Florin Mall Drive,
Sacramento, CA 95823 


Restoration House

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.

Phone:  (916) 454-2068

Address: 4141 Soledad Ave, Sacramento, California 95820


Sacramento Community Based Coalition

Sacramento Community Based Coalition (SCBC) mission is to provide the tools for successful re-entry.

Phone: (916) 228-3377


Address: 10170 Missile Way, Sacramento, CA



We Fall Down,…..But we Get Up

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.

Meetings every Saturday at 12:00 noon 

Phone: Tauheedah Hasan (916) 613-7601

Address: 3000 Auburn Blvd. Sacramento, Calif. 95821


San Francisco

2-1-1 Bay Area

211 San Francisco provides help through free access to the database of health and social services for referrals to resources such as finance and employment.



Bayview Hunters Point Multipurpose Senior Services, INC.

Phone: 415-822-1444

Address: 1706 Yosemite Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94124


Child Support Help for EX Offenders Upon Release

Phone: Mary Mora (415) 356-2871


Address: 617 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105



Department of Child Support Services 

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.

Phone: Thomas Wolfe (415) 356-2759 or 1 866 901-3212


Hospitality House

Phone: 415-749-2100

Address: 290 Turk Street
San Francisco
CA. 94102


Recovery Survival Network

We have been assisting ex-offenders, the homeless, veterans, adults, young adults, at-risk-youth, and people re-entering society from residential drug / alcohol treatment programs, and the criminal justice system. Our main purpose is to connect ex-offenders seeking survival skills training programs and providers combined with our peer-to-peer recovery and support services.

Phone: Kevin Henley 415-574-6517

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



San Francisco Public Defender's Office

Do you want to get your record expunged in San Francisco? Contact us about our clean slate program. 

Phone: 415-553-9329 Ask for Ms. Bella tell her you were referred by Fleetwood from The Homeboy Hotline



Saved By Grace

Reentry assistance programs for ex-felons in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Address: PO Box 12715 4830 Mission St SF CA 94112 #104 (B)

Phone: (415) 955-7713



Tenderloin Tech Lab

Phone: 415-592-2766 or 415 592-2782

Address: 150 Golden Gate 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102


Western Addition Community Center 

Phone: Gary Johnson 415-431-2206  

Address: 1003 Turk St. Ste. A
San Francisco, CA. 94102



Support Groups


Friday Night Support Group

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!”

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


Parolee Drug and Alcohol Support Group

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.

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

Phone: 916-641-1521


San Francisco

Reentry Council of the City and County of San Francisco

The Reentry Council coordinates local efforts to support justice-involved and formerly incarcerated people.

Phone: 415-241-4254

Address: 945 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA 94103



State of California

Help For Felons

List of All Reentry Programs in California



San Jose

African American Community Service Agency

Phone: (408) 292-3157

Address: 304 North Sixth Street
San Jose, CA  95112



Re-entry Services

County Services

Fulton County Government Services

Fulton County offers a myriad of services for more than a million residents. 

Phone: 404-612-4000

Address: 141 Pryor St. SW Atlanta, GA 30303



Reentry Project Inc (Cobb County)

Our main goal is to impact the number of newly released ex-offenders who will otherwise return to correctional custody without our help by presenting a viable assistance in the areas of critical needs such as housing, employment, transportation, counseling, general education, health care, social support services, legal and mental health during the critical adjustment period. Program is based in Cobb County serving Cobb and neighboring Dekalb, Fulton, Douglas & Paulding Counties.

Address: P.O. Box 52, Austell GA 30168-4355




State Services

Georgia Reentry Programs and Assistance Information

The Georgia Reentry Programs and Assistance Information provides an informational listing of re-entry programs and services for the state of Georgia.



The Greater Gwinnett Reentry Alliance

GGRA is an alliance of service providers, government agencies, and impacted citizens

Phone: (678) 251-4118

Address: 1475 Buford Drive, Ste. 403 #715
Lawrenceville, GA 30043



The Lionheart Foundation

Empowering trauma-impacted populations through transformative social and emotional programming. We are a national non profit organization. 

Phone:  781-444-6667

Address: PO Box 327 Dedham, MA 02027



Re-entry Programs

Re-entry Programs is a nationwide database of services that help incarcerated people get back in to society.










Job Training 

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 for more 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.

Phone: 609-292-2000

Address: Department of Labor
1 John Fitch Plz,
Trenton, NJ 08611




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. 



Legal Assistance


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. 

Phone: (732) 572-9100

Address: P.O. Box 1357
Edison, NJ 08818-1357



Re-Entry Services

The Fortune Society

The 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.

Phone: (212) 691-7554

Address: Main Office 29-76 Northern Boulevard
Long Island City, NY 11101



United 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.




Volunteers of America Delaware Valley Reentry Services

Volunteers of America Delaware Valley Reentry Services is a residential program that provides client treatment and support to improve the lives of former offenders. 

Phone: (856) 854-4660

Address: 531 Market Street Camden, NJ 08102



Essex County

The Essex County Smart Book

A Resource Guide for Going Home. The 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.




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. 


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. 

Phone: (201) 259-8142

Address: 1008 Broad St, Newark, NJ, United States, New Jersey



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. 

Phone: (609) 396-8900

Address: 986 S Broad St Trenton, NJ 08611



New Jersey Department of Corrections

Our mission at the NJDOC is to protect the public by operating safe, secure, and humane correctional facilities. We do this through effective treatment of offenders and by providing services that promote successful reentry into society.

Phone: 609-292-4036

Address: Whittlesey Road P. O. Box 863
Trenton, NJ 08625



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. 

Office: 986 S. Broad Street Trenton, NJ 08611

Mailing Address: PO Box 518 Berlin, NJ 08009




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. 

Phone: (609) 292-4257. 

Address: New Jersey State Parole Board
Division of Community Programs
P.O. Box 862
Trenton, NJ 08625



Stages to Enhance Parole Success (S.T.E.P.S)

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. 

Phone: (609) 292-4257. 

Address: New Jersey State Parole Board
Division of Community Programs
P.O. Box 862
Trenton, NJ 08625


Job Training 


America Works, Inc.

Offers job readiness training and job placement for ex-offenders and low-income individuals in New York City.

Phone: 718-33-5042

Address: 6810 Third Avenue, Ground Floor Brooklyn, NY 11220



Brooklyn Workforce Innovations (BWI)

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.

Phone: 718-237-2017

Address: 621 DeGraw Street Brooklyn, NY 11217



Long Island City

The Fortune Society

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.

Phone: (212) 691-7554

Address: 29-76 Northern Boulevard Long Island City, NY 11101



Hour Children

Supports children of incarcerated women and empowers currently or formerly incarcerated women to find education and employment. Provides childcare, housing, counseling and matching services.

Phone: (718)-433-4724

Address: 13-07 37th Ave Long Island City, NY 11101



New York City

The Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES)

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. 

Phone: (212) 553-6606

Address: 2090 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard
8th Floor
New York, NY 10027



Center for Employment Opportunities

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.

Phone: 212-422-4430 

Address: 32 Broadway, New York, NY 10004



Exodus Transitional Community

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.

Phone: 917-492-0990

Address: 2271 Third Avenue, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10035 




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.

Phone: 212-360-1100

Address: 240 East 123rd Street, New York, NY 10035




Legal Assistance

New York City

Legal Action Center

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.

Phone: 212-243-1313

Address: 225 Varick Street New York, NY 10014



MFY Legal Services, Inc.

Free legal services to those in need, including ex-offenders.

Phone: 212.417.3700

Address: 299 Broadway, Fourth Floor New York, NY 10007




Re-Entry Services


Osborne Association

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.

Two Locations
Address: 175 Remsen Street, Suite 800, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone: 718-637-6560

Address: 809 Westchester Ave., Bronx NY, 10455 

Phone: 718-707-2600



Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation

Substance abuse rehabilitation and counseling for ex-offenders and others.

Phone: 718-622-7166

Address: 62 Hanson Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217 




Phipps Neighborhood

Phipps Houses is the oldest and largest not-for-profit developer, owner, and manager of affordable housing in New York City. Its social services affiliate, Phipps Neighborhoods, provides children, youth and families in low-income neighborhoods the opportunities they need to thrive through comprehensive workforce and education programs, and access to community and economic empowerment services. 

Phone: 212-243-9090

Address: 902 Broadway
12th & 13th Floor
New York, NY 10010




Center for Community Alternatives 

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.

Phone: 718-858-9658

Address: 25 Chapel Street, Seventh Floor Brooklyn, NY 11201



The DOE Fund Ready, Willing and Able Program (Three Locations)

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.

Three Locations:

Address: 520 Gates Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11216

Phone: 718.628.3223

Address: Harlem: 2960 Frederick Douglass Boulevard New York, NY  10039

Phone: 212-690-6480

Address: Peter J. Sharp Center for Opportunity 89 Porter Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11237

Phone: 718-417-2500



Developing Justice

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. 

Phone: 718-237-2017

Address: 621 DeGraw Street Brooklyn, NY 11217 



Providence House

Provides temporary housing for women on parole and their children, and includes referrals for permanent housing and job training.

Phone: 718-455-0197

Address: 703 Lexington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11221 



New York City

Center for Court Innovation (CCI)

The Center for Court Innovation exists to achieve a justice system that is fair, effective, and humane. We work with both government and communities to develop and run programs that have reduced the use of incarceration, increased equity, and strengthened neighborhoods by increasing safety and economic opportunity. 

Phone: 646-386-3100

Address: 520 8th Avenue
18th Floor
New York, NY 10018




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.

Phone: 212-243-3434

Address: 151 West 26th Street, Third Floor New York, NY 10001



Getting Out & Staying Out (GOSO)

Assists ex-offenders age 16-24 by providing counseling and giving referrals for mental health and drug treatment needs, anger management, and emergency housing. 

Phone: 212-831-5020 

Address: 91 East 116th Street New York, NY  10029



Greenhope Services for Women, Inc.

Residential and day treatment and counseling for substance abuse for women parolees. Also offers vocational counseling, training and workshops for female ex-offenders.

Phone: 212-996-8633

Address: 435 East 119th Street New York, NY 10035 




New York Public Library’s Connections

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.



Palladia Parole Transition Program

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.

Phone: 212-348-7548

Address: 1806-1808 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10029  



Streetwise Partners

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.

Phone: 646-705-0029

Address: 594 Broadway, Suite 510, New York, NY 10012



Women in Need, Inc.

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.

Phone: 212-695-4758

Address: 115 West 31st Street, 7th floor, New York, NY 10001



Women’s Prison Association (WPA)

Provides a variety of services for female ex-offenders, such as job readiness programs, HIV counseling, peer mentoring, and assistance in finding housing.

Phone: 718-637-6877

Address: 110 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10003 


Emergency Help

Baytown Community Development  

Phone: (281) 420-5390  


Christian Community Service Center 

Phone: (713) 871-9741


Emergency Aid Coalition  

Phone: (713) 522-0667


Gulf Coast Community Services  

Phone: (713) 393-8730



Job Training 

Fort Worth

WorkForce Solutions

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. 

WorkForce Solutions for Tarrant County-Northside & Westside Workforce Center

2100 N Main St., Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX 76164-8572

Phone: 817-626-5262

WorkForce Solutions for Tarrant County – Eastside Workforce Center

Phone: 817-531-7800

Address: 4701 E Lancaster St.
Fort Worth, TX 76103-3835

WorkForce Solutions for Tarrant County-Resource Connection Workforce Center

Phone: 817-531-5670

Address: 1400 Circle Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76119



HDHHS Community Re-Entry Network Program (CRNP)

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.

Phone: 832.393.5503





Re-Entry Services


Cossaboom YMCA-Men only.

Phone:  (713) 643-2804

Address: 7903 South Loop E. Houston, TX  77012   


De George At Union Station (Veterans Only)

Phone: (713) 224-1418

Address: 1418 Preston Avenue Houston, TX  77002  


YMCA-Downtown Branch

Phone: (713) 758-9250

Address: 1600 Louisiana    
Houston, TX  77007


The Launch Pad- Men Only 

Phone: (713) 661-8882

Address: 2656 South Loop West, Suite 578   
Houston, TX  77054 


Moe’s Place  

Phone: (832) 752-4138

Address: 2004 Crocker Houston, TX  77006  


The Women’s Home-Women Only

Phone: (713) 521-3150

Address: 607 Westheimer    
Houston, TX 77006



Support Groups 


Mercy Heart

Phone: David Glaze 817-277-6721

Address: 415 New York Avenue City: Arlington, TX 76010




Cowboy Way Church

Phone: Dan Haby, Jr. 817-832-5865

Address: 1465 E Renfro St. City: Burleson, TX  76028


Mercy Heart 

A ministry to families of inmates.

Phone: Roger Hollar 817-295-0134

Address: 500 NE Alsbury Blvd. Burleson, TX 76097



Fort Worth

Mercy Heart

A ministry to families of inmates.

Phone: Roger Hollar 817-281-3361

Address: 4805 NE Loop 820 Fort Worth, TX 76137



Temple Baptist Church

Phone: Robby Ballew 817-496-4011

Address: 6824 Randol Mill Road Fort Worth,
TX 76120





Covenant Fellowship

New starts (small groups and churches) for ex-offenders and their families.

Address: PO Box 10769 Huntsville, TX 77340




Bellaire Baptist Church

A support group for families of offenders and for offenders themselves.

Phone: Paul Lively 806-795-1219

Address: 5514 34th Street Lubbock,
TX 79407



The Journey 

Jason Bishop is the Lead Navigator. Willing to minister to those living in ZIP CODES 79401 to 79424.

Phone: Jason Bishop 806-549-6221

Address: 3011 68th Street City: Lubbock, TX 79413




Fellowship of Believers Baptist Church

Ministers to families in ZIP CODES: 77058, 77061, 77062, 77573, 77581.

Phone: Pastor Julian Davis III 713-941-5800

Address: 9004 Airport Blvd #404 Houston, TX  77061



Welcome Back Church

Major ministry of Houston area that trains and starts Life Transformation Groups, ex-offender churches and ministers to ex-offenders and their families.

Phone: Rev. Hank Byrd 713-819-2258

Address: 3101 Southmore Blvd. Houston, TX 77004




First Baptist Church

Phone: 936-291-3441
Address: 1229 Avenue J Huntsville, TX  77340


Ministry Network of Texas

Phone: Emmett Solomon 936-291-2156

Address: 1229 Avenue J, Suite 360 Huntsville,
TX 77340



Walker County Cowboy Church

Phone: Mark Terry 936-662-4333

Address: 1229 Avenue J City: Huntsville, TX 77340



Jason Bishop Lead Navigator

Phone: 806-594-6221

Address: 3011 68th Street Lubbock, TX 79413



Marble Falls

First Baptist 

Ministers to ex-offenders and their families.

Phone: Weldon French Phone: 830) 693-4381

Address: 501 12th Marble Falls, TX 78654




Citipointe Church

Ministers to families in ZIP Codes of 75002, 75040, 75041, 75044, 75048, 75074, 75075, 75080, 75081, 75082, 75083, 75085, 75086, 75088, 75094, 75248.

Phone: Pastor Gary Taylor 972-491-7044

Address: 4201 Greenfield Drive City: Richardson, TX 75082



Round Rock

Realization Ministries

A ministry of support and love.

Phone: Rev. Ray 971-344-1850

Address: 4110 Green Vista Place Round Rock, TX  78665



San Antonio

BRCC Prison Ministry

A support group for families of offenders and for offenders themselves.

Phone: Neal & Diane 210-523-8141

Address: 7506 Alverstone Way San Antonio, TX 78250



San Antonio Baptist Association

Willing to minister to those living in San Antonio, Texas

Phone: Wendell Skinner 210-525-9954

Address: 5807 I-10 West San Antonio, TX  78201





Burning Hope Baptist Church

Church that ministers to ex-offenders and families.

Phone: Jim Parrish 936-594-3623

Address: P. O. Box 1972 Trinity, TX 75862



Wills Point

Mercy Heart 

Phone: Roger Hollar 903-848-4011

Address: 30487 State Highway 64 Wills Point, TX 75169




Gateway Community Church

Phone: Eric Williams 972-442-3140

Address: 1100 McCreary Wylie,
TX 75098