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Didn't know where else to put this so here it is:

I've done alot of searching for different things for my 2 sons and always seem to find the same ol' things. I found these last night, most I've never seen before. Maybe you haven't either?

Post-release resources:

Alabama:

Re-Entry Ministries, Inc.
P.O. Box 100461
Birmingham, AL 35210
(tel) 205-320-2101

This organization offers a variety of post-release services to former prisoners in Alabama. Write for details.

California:

50/50 Club
3407 W. 6th St., Ste. 410
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(tel) 213-386-1994

The 50/50 Club provides job-placement services, pre-employment screening, referrals for parolees and pre-release employment screening for prisoners. Some referrals for drug rehabilitation are available.

Also works in Orange County.

Abram Friedman Occupational Center
1646 South Olive St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(tel) 213-742-7636

This organization offers less than one year of training in 23 different vocations. You must be 18 years or older and functionally literate.

Academic Achievement Center/Educational Opportunity Program
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819
(tel) 916-278-6183

This is a system wide program of the California State University campus that provides admission and retention services to students with low-incomes.

Allied Fellowship Services
1850 Ninth Ave.
Oakland, CA 94606
(tel) 510-534-5354

Employment services available to former prisoners include employment workshops, health education, drug counseling, and a job board. There is also a residential home for men with 25 beds.

Alternative Media Network
1827 Haight St.
P.O. Box 202
San Francisco, CA 94117
(tel) 415-995-4692

Publishes a “San Francisco Survival Manual”, including a “Behind Bars” category.

Send self-addressed stamped envelope and request their catalog of other available publications.

Arriba Junto
2017 Mission, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94110
(tel) 415-863-9307

This organization offers free job and basic skills training to San Francisco residents. Spanish speaking staff is available.

Buddhist Peace Fellowship 13 Prison Project
Beit T-Shuvah - House of Return
216 S. Lake Street
Los Angeles, CA 90057
(tel) 213-413-3321

This organization offers a residential re-entry facility for Jewish former prisoners that includes drug counseling, education, and employment services.

Berkeley/Oakland Support Services
PO Box 1996
Berkeley, CA 94701
(tel) 510-649-1931

This agency offers pre-release and parole planning.

Brandon House Volunteers of America (VOA)
1716 E. San Antonia St.
San Jose, CA 95116
(tel) 408-258-6146

This organization offers emergency housing for parolees. Write or call for openings and referrals to VOA offices in other states.

California Food Policy Advocates
57 Post St., Ste. 804
San Francisco, CA 94104
(tel) 415-291-0282

Pre-release and parole planning services available only in the Bay Area. Publishes How to Get Food and Money: The People's Guide to Welfare, Health and Other Services in California , and Como Obtener Dinero y Alimentos: La Guida Popular Para el Welfare, Servicios Medicos y Otros Servicios en California . Provides information on welfare, social security, food stamps, and agencies which provide emergency aid.

Centerforce, Division of Health Programs
64 Main Street
San Quentin, CA 94901
(tel) 415-456-9980
(fax) 415-721-4902
www.caps.ucsf.edu

In addition to coordinating HIV prevention programs in several California State Prisons, Centerforce provides referrals statewide to various transitional housing and other post-release resources for prisoners with HIV/AIDS.

Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law
Immigrant Refugee
Children's Project
256 S. Occidental Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90057
(tel) 213-388-8693

This project offers a transitional living program for homeless youth between the ages of 18 and 21.

Central City Hospitality House
146 Leavenworth
San Francisco, CA 94102
(tel) 415-776-2102

This organization offers an emergency shelter/drop-in center, mail and message service, job referrals and placement, free clothing and counseling.

Community and Human Resource Agency (CHARO)
3951 Medford St.
Los Angeles, CA 90063
(tel) 213-269-0751

CHARO provides employment opportunities and vocational counseling.

Buddhist Peace Fellowship 14 Prison Project
Community Construction Training Center
4614 S. Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90062
(tel) 213-750-3090

This organization works with low income individuals and former prisoners and provides job development and vocational training.

Community Information Center
P.O. Box 1834
Sacramento, CA 95812-1834
(tel) 916-442-4995

This organization provides a public information and referral service to the Sacramento community.

They also provide referrals to more than 1,400 community programs and services in the Sacramento area.

Community Programs, Inc.
12843 Beach Blvd., Suite B
Stanton, CA 90680
(tel) 714-895-9611

Provides support services for Orange County including food, housing, transportation. Bilingual services available.

CRASH - South City Recovery Program
220 North Euclid, Suite 120
San Diego, CA 92114
(tel) 619-263-6663

This organization offers an outpatient intensive daily treatment and evening recovery program that is
available to individuals on probation and parole.

DeAnza College
Renew Program
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino, CA 95014
(tel) 408-864-8843

They offer a program for parolees returning to college. Write for more details.

East Los Angeles Skills Center
3921 Selig Place
Los Angeles, CA 90031
(tel) 213-227-0018

This organization offers a unique program for pre-release prisoners that incorporates both academic study and employment training.

Extend a Hand for Justice
4450 California Ave., Ste. K148
Bakersfield, CA 93309

This is a Christian organization dedicated to equal justice and assisting prisoners, parolees, family, and friends.

Friends Outside
303 Tisch Way, Ste. 507
San Jose, CA 95128
(tel) 408-985-8807

There are chapters nationwide that offer services to currently and formerly incarcerated people. They provide assistance in setting up parole plans, finding transitional housing, and connecting prisoners with drug treatment programs. They also contract with the California Department of Corrections to teach parenting classes in prisons, assist with child custody issues, and help with the reunification process.

Buddhist Peace Fellowship 15 Prison Project
Golden Hill Crash, Inc.
2410 E Street
San Diego, CA 92102
(tel) 619-239-9691

This organization is a therapeutic community that offers a one year residential drug rehabilitation program.

Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic
558 Clayton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
(tel) 415-487-5632

The HAFMC provides free health care to those in need.
Housing & Emergency Food Hotline Number Los Angeles Area:

(tel) 310-551-2929

This organization attempts to connect former prisoners with shelter and food in their area.

InfoLine Sacramento
828 I Street, 5th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
(tel) 916-498-1000

Infoline provides information and referrals to the Sacramento community.

L.A. Mission
303 E. 5th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(tel) 213-629-1227

This organization provides emergency housing for 4 nights (every ten days), two meals, free clothing, shower and shave.

Loaves & Fishes
P.O. Box 2161
Sacramento, CA 95812
(tel) 916-446-0874

This organization provides free noon meals, daytime hospitality shelter, health clinic, AIDS hospice, emergency school for homeless children, and overnight shelter for women and children.

Los Angeles Free Clinic
8405 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(tel) 213-653-1990

This organization offers, medical, dental, legal, and counseling services.

Los Angeles Information Hotline
(tel) 213-629-1227

This hotline offers a twenty-four hour information and referral service for social service agencies in Los Angeles County.

Metropolitan Skills Center
2801 West 6th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90057
(tel) 213-386-7269

This organization offers vocational training, English as a second language classes, high school diploma and GED classes.

Mexican American Opportunity Foundation
6252 Telegraph Rd.
Buddhist Peace Fellowship 16 Prison Project
Los Angeles, CA 90040
(tel) 213-722-7807

This organization provides training and subsequent job placement to people of low income that
reside in the service area.

Northern California Service League (NCSL)
28 Boardman Place
San Francisco, CA 94103
(tel) 415-863-2323
(fax) 415-863-1882
NCSL@jps.net
www.jps.net/ncsl

NCSL provides support services to current and former prisoners in Northern California which include
job training, life skills workshops, substance abuse counseling, parenting classes and legal referrals.

Phillips Boarding House
4912 Grisham Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90805
(tel) 310-423-7288

This boarding house provides two hot meals a day as well as laundry services. They charge parolees $20.00.

Phoenix House
11600 Eldridge Avenue
Lake View Terrace, CA 91342
(tel) 818-896-1121
www.phoenix-programs.org

This organization provides comprehensive rehabilitation services to disabled persons primarily those with severe and persistent mental illness. Services include transitional housing, vocational training, life skills development, emergency shelter, drug and alcohol testing and psycho-social educational groups. Write to find out about regional and national offices.

Project Rebound
San Francisco State University
Department of Sociology
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
(tel) 415-338-1585
(fax) 415-338-0564
rebound@sfsu.edu

Project Rebound is a special admissions program for former prisoners wanting to enter San Francisco State University.

They offer special guidelines concerning admissions and academic tutoring to new students.

Proteus, Inc.
1815 Van Ness
Fresno, CA 93721
(tel) 209- 485-5600

Proteus, Inc. participates in the statewide Jobs Plus program. They assist individuals in securing employment in Fresno county and provide employment counseling, job skills, and job placement.

San Francisco Community College District
Southeast Community College Center
1800 Oakdale Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94124

They offer on-the-streets adult education, job training, and counseling in the Bay Area.

Seventh Step Foundation - East Bay Chapter
475 Medford Ave.
Hayward, CA 94541
(tel) 510-278-0230

Buddhist Peace Fellowship 17 Prison Project

This organization has a re-entry program called Freedom House that provides parolees with housing, meals, clothing, and employment.

State of California Department of Rehabilitation
Communications Office
P.O. Box 944222
Sacramento, CA 94244-2200
(tel) 916- 445-8638

This state agency provides assistance to prisoners and ex-prisoners with documented physical, emotional, or mental disability in finding employment.

Turning Point of Central California
Rural Employment Assistance & Placement Program
1845 South Court Street
Visalia, CA 93277
(tel) 209-627-4043

This organization provides job training, occupational and remedial education and assistance with job searches. They also offer a life skills training program specifically designed for ex-prisoners who encounter barriers to employment development. Program serves Tulare County residents.

Watts Skills Center
840 East 11th Place
Los Angeles, CA 90059
(tel) 213-564-4451

This organization provides academic and vocational preparation. Classes include GED preparation, high school diploma, employment and career preparation, counseling services, and job placement assistance.

Colorado

Colorado Ex-Offender Employment
Colorado Division of Employment and Training
639 E. 18th Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
(tel) 303-830-3000

This organization provides job referrals and development for former prisoners.

Empowerment Program, Inc.
1245 E. Colfax Ave. # 404
Denver, CO 80218
(tel) 303-863-7817

Services include job training, placement and referrals, support services, housing and rental assistance for former prisoners, women on parole, and prostitutes.

Volunteers of America (VOA) - Colorado Branch
2877 Lawrence St.
Denver, CO 80205
(tel) 303-295-2165

Provides emergency services and resources to former prisoners and their families, including technical assistance, bus tokens, clothing and food. Write for more referrals to VOA offices in other states.

Connecticut

Connecticut Prison Association Resettlement Program
110 Bartholomew Ave, Ste. 3020
Hartford, CT 06106

This organization offers a variety of post-release services to former prisoners in Connecticut. Write for more details.

Buddhist Peace Fellowship 18 Prison Project
Community Partners in Action
110 Bartholomew Ave. # 3010
Hartford, CT 06106

This organization offers a variety of post-release services to former prisoners in Connecticut. Write for more details.

Florida

Transition
390 Northwest 2nd St.
Miami, FL 33128
(tel) 305-374-1987

This organization provides job training and job placement to former prisoners.

Georgia

Prison Ministries with Women, Inc.
P.O. Box 1911
Decatur, GA 30031-1911
(tel) 404-622-4314

This organization assists with post-release housing and other services for former prisoners.

Illinois

Jewish Prisoners Assistance Foundation
9401 N. Margail
Des Plaines, IL 60016
(tel) 847-296-1770

This organization provides pre- and post-release counseling for prisoners and their families, and support programs to assist with housing and employment placement.

Safer Foundation
571 West Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60661-5701

This organization offers a variety of post-release services to former prisoners in Illinois. Write for more details.

Louisiana

Community Service Center, Inc.
4000 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA 70115
(tel) 504-897-6277

This organization offers a variety of post-release services to former prisoners in Louisiana. Write for more details.

Maryland

American Correctional Association
Publications Department
8025 Laurel Lakes Ct.
Laurel, MD 20707
(tel) 301-206-5059

This organization offers a parole planning guide entitled As Free as an Eagle and sells self-help books. Write for more details about other available publications.

Minnesota

Buddhist Peace Fellowship 19 Prison Project
Amicus
100 N. Sixth St., Ste. 529-B
Minneapolis, MN 55403

This organization assists former prisoners with housing, clothing, and employment. They also offer scholarships and pre/post release programs.

Missouri

Project Cope
3529 Marcus Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63115
(tel) 314-389-4804

This project offers re-entry services to former prisoners of the St. Louis Community.

Nebraska

CEGA Services, Offender Referrals
P.O. Box 81826
Lincoln, NE 68501
(tel) 402-464-0602

This organization offers pre-release referrals for housing, employment, and substance abuse treatment programs. They charge a $15 fee for each city’s list of referrals.

Nevada

Nevada AIDS Foundation
P.O. Box 478
Reno, NV 89504
(tel) 702-329-2437

This organization attempts to find housing for prisoners upon release and maintains a food bank which is also geared towards HIV positive former prisoners.

New Jersey

H.O.P.E. for Former Prisoners, Inc.
106 Central Ave.
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(tel) 201-646-1995

Offers a variety of services for former prisoners in the New Jersey counties of Bergen and Passaic.

New Mexico

Peanut Butter and Jelly, Inc./Project IMPACT
1101 Lopez Rd., SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105
(tel) 505-877-7060

This organization offers a variety of services to reconnect incarcerated parents with their children and ease former prisoners' transition back into daily family life, including educational programs to help parents improve parenting skills.

New York

Odyssey House
309-11 East 6th St.
New York, NY 10003

Odyssey House provides advocacy, educational, and vocational services to former prisoners. There is a Family Center that provides housing for women with one or two children under the age of five.

Buddhist Peace Fellowship 20 Prison Project
Women's Prison Association
Hopper Home
110 Second Ave.
New York, NY 10003
(tel) 212-674-1163
nchoudhury@upaonline.org

This organization works with women in county, state and federal prisons throughout New York and provides a variety of services to help women transition back into the community. These services include transitional case management, two residential houses that allow women to bring their children, HIV prevention classes, life skills workshops, assistance with reunification and other custody issues.

AIDS in Prison Project of the Osborne Association
135 E. 15th St.
New York, NY 10003
(tel) 212-673-6633

This organizations assists pre-release HIV positive prisoners that intend to parole to New York with discharge planning.

Fortune Society
39 W. 19th St., 7th Floor
New York, NY 10011
(tel) 212-206-7070

The Fortune Society provides an educational program, counseling, advocacy around HIV/AIDS, and court advocacy.

Pennsylvania

Bebashi
1217 Spring Garden St., First Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(tel) 215-769-3561

This organization offers a variety of post-release services to former prisoners in Pennsylvania. Write for more details.

South Carolina

Alston Wilkes Society
3519 Medical Dr.
Columbia, SC 29203
(tel) 803-799-2490

This organization offers a variety of post-release services to former prisoners in South Carolina. Write for more details.

Texas

Manatee Publishing
4835 N. O'Connor St. # 134435
Irving, TX 75062

Manatee sells Getting Out and Staying Out a parole-planning manual available for $22.45.

Open, Inc.
P.O. Box 566025
Dallas, TX 75356
(tel) 214-271-1971

Open, Inc. sells 99 Days and a Get-Up , Man I Need a Job and other pre-release guides for $4.95 each.

Welcome House, Inc.
921 N. Peak St.
Dallas, TX 75204
(tel) 214-887-0696

This organization offers a recovery program for parolees that includes a structured drug free environment.

Vermont
Vermont Catholic Charities, Inc.
351 North Ave.
Burlington, VT 05401
(tel) 802-658-6110 x 312

This organization assists former prisoners with employment and transitional housing.

Virginia

Offender Aid and Restoration of Richmond, Inc.
1 N. 3rd St., Ste. 200
Richmond, VA 23219
(tel) 804-643-2746

Post-release services are provided to former prisoners released from a jail in the greater Richmond area and to parolees released from a state or federal prison with plans to return to the Richmond area.
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Hi, all.

Jus'Mom has put a lot of great information here. Her information gives alot of good resources in various states and localities for ex-offenders.

Thank You, Jus'Mom for the research and posting this thread!

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Thank you for sharing your info. I really appreciate you taking the time to do this.
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Thanks so much for the post....I plan on using it and found the site for the one in Florida, teach more love more. So much info, thank you again
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Someone you may want to check with is deb, she may have some thoughts as to where to go for some help. Also, I can give a call up to Richmond if you like to see if Offender Aid and Restoration folks could give me a line on organizations in Michigan.

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That would be great if you could. Deb who? I'm sure I probably know who your talking about but I'm drawing a blank.
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deb is one of the moderators she is on quite often, her user name is deb. I would look her up in the members lists. I will also send her a pm tonight after work. Hope she can help.

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Thanks Patti for the help!

This could help anyone from Michigan; I went to Michigan Works! today to check out the programs they have for ex-prisoners. They use to have an ex offender program but because of the "budget" cuts, they no longer have the program. This is what confuses me about our "government". They demand that if and when these guys get out of prison, they have to have a decent place to live, a job ect. yet they keep cutting everything that is set up to try and help them. Stupid!!!

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Hmm, got kicked off...

Anyway like I was saying, I met with one of the managers and she showed me around and explained what kind of prigrams they have and what they could help with when someone is released from prison. I've never utilised their services before so this was all new to me but it seems like a good program, and they really do seem to want to help people get jobs when they get out. She even told me that a lot of the jobs that come thru there do have benefits, you just have to look hard for them.

So, she gave me tons of info to send to Brad to fill out, and when he's about to come home she said to contact her and she will start lining up interviews for him. This is about the best info we have gotten in a lng time. She said she was impressed that I would get out and try and secur somekind of contacts for him and not wait til its down to the wire and then start looking. I told her that we are in this together and his success is also my success and his failure also mine. Which is exactly how I feel. We are married and that makes us a team, I feel it is my job to work hard to help him succeed, thats what wives do.

So , I hope this helps others. If you have one of these centers in your area, its worth checking out.

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Jus' Mom, You have done a great job of looking up information on the net. There is an organization in Houston, Tx that is putting together a website of resources for each state. you might want to send it to them. My website will hopefully go up there too. I am in Oklahoma.
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Thanks for the Florida info, you are a special person, my girlfriends son is being released soon.
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Hmm, got kicked off...

Anyway like I was saying, I met with one of the managers and she showed me around and explained what kind of prigrams they have and what they could help with when someone is released from prison. I've never utilised their services before so this was all new to me but it seems like a good program, and they really do seem to want to help people get jobs when they get out. She even told me that a lot of the jobs that come thru there do have benefits, you just have to look hard for them.

So, she gave me tons of info to send to Brad to fill out, and when he's about to come home she said to contact her and she will start lining up interviews for him. This is about the best info we have gotten in a lng time. She said she was impressed that I would get out and try and secur somekind of contacts for him and not wait til its down to the wire and then start looking. I told her that we are in this together and his success is also my success and his failure also mine. Which is exactly how I feel. We are married and that makes us a team, I feel it is my job to work hard to help him succeed, thats what wives do.

So , I hope this helps others. If you have one of these centers in your area, its worth checking out.

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Hello I am new to the group. I am looking for someone to help my freind who will be getting out in Sept.-06. He does not have any family support. And I started writing him, when my brother was in. He has no where to go. If someone could lead me in the direction to a halfway houseany place that will take a sex offender He will not be on parole arond the Houston Texas. Thank You.

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Do you have any information on Wisconsin?
Please send me anything that you can...THANKS
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Michigan Works! Address:
The Association of Michigan Works! Agencies
2500 Kerry Street - Suite 210 - Lansing, MI 48912
Phone: 517-371-1100
Fax: 517-371-1140
e-mail: info@michiganworks.org

You can always give them a try and ccall, see what they can do.
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I have no experience with these but give them a call, who knows...

Wisconsin

http://www.projectreturnmilwaukee.org/
Project Return
2821 N. 4th St., Suite 202
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Phone: 414-374-8029
Fax: 414-374-8033

Ex-Offender Employment Readiness Program - Project RETURN's services address five primary areas of need: job development, housing, family/community connections, education (including community education) and personal well-being.

New clients sign up on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00-Noon

Assessments - We perform assessments for clients who come here for the Ex-Offender Employment Program.

A Time for Change - One of the services in our CHANGES Support Groups. These support groups are for men and women in need of: Alcohol and Drug Treatment/Education, Cognitive Intervention, Relapse Prevention, Anger Management, Social Skills Training and Group Therapy.

For women in Wis:

StretcherBearers Ministries Offices
http://www.stretcherbearers.org/

940 North 23rd St Ste: 149
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233
Phone Number: (414) 416-4600
Fax Number: (414) 372-7294

StretcherBearers Ministries Mailing address

2224 West Kilbourn Ave Ste: 206
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233

• Pre-release Planning Seminar Series for incarcerated women through
collaborative effort with St. Rose Youth and Family Center at Robert E.
Ellsworth Correctional Center in Union Grove, WI. Pre-release Planning Seminar expansion is planned for this year ( 2006) to extend to additional womens' institutions in Wisconsin.
• Advocacy with parole officers and social service agencies.
• Assistance with self-guided pre-release planning through written correspondence with female inmates across the state.

• Assistance with housing; whether support through the transitional housing process or acting as liaison to gain individual housing upon release.

• Advocacy on behalf of familial unit, working together with children, youth and mothers to stabilize families.
• Access to and education on, community resources and social service agencies.
• Clothing, outerwear and food assistance upon release.
• Assistance with household goods and furniture.
• Resume assistance and employment resources.
• Managing Our Messiness, "Real Life" support group, meeting once a week to provide a safe place to discuss life's challenges.
• Programming components facilitated by ex-offenders for ex-offenders, Including small group and one on one sessions pertaining to Life Skills, Daily Living Skills, Parenting Classes and Assistance, Educational Achievement, Domestic Violence Victim Services, House Management and Housing Assistance.
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