Explore The world of Re-entry



The process of leaving prison can be very difficult, especially for ex-offenders and felons that have had to serve lengthy sentences. Reentry programs for ex-offenders can be very helpful for those that need a helping hand once outside prison. Below we have a comprehensive list of reentry programs for ex-offenders by state to help those needing it.



If you know of any prisoner reentry programs that are not listed, please email us at info@hopeforfelons.com. We can use your help because It’s very hard for us to track down every organization within the United States.


Click on your state to see programs.

Ex-offender reentry programs are proven to help recidivism rates among all ex-offenders regardless of sex, race or creed. Many ex-offenders have a very hard time on the outside after serving their sentences. Ex-offenders have difficulties finding jobs, adequate housing or even attaining photo identification. These difficulties lead to more problems and often cause the ex-offender to get into trouble again.

The purpose of ex-offender reentry programs are to mitigate these problems to allow the offender to concentrate on adjusting to life on the outside. Many programs offer short term housing, job assistance and often have other spiritual and therapy aspects within the program.

Reentry programs also allow ex-offenders to befriend others that are in their same position. This offers a support system that can be helpful and also promotes a team environment.  Some reentry programs are coed while other may only be for male or female ex-offenders.

Even if you feel that you do not need the help of a reentry program it may be wise to at least investigate any programs that are in your area.  We wish you all the best and hope that you are able to find a program that meets your needs.


The Foundry Ministries –  The Foundry helps ex-felons re-enter society by helping people find jobs, housing, and support. They have programs that range up to six months.

Emergency Food, Clothing and Shelter

United Way of Alabama – Here you can find help with food, clothing, shelter and other social services.

American Red Cross – Emergency relief and referrals for medical care.

SNAP Food Assistance – Alabama’s food assistance program.

Alabama Food Banks – A complete list of most food banks in Alabama.

Firehouse Shelter – 1501 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203 (MEN ONLY)

The Love Lady Center – A very powerful organization for women who are released from prison. Love Lady is a very reputable center that provides support and helps ex-offenders.

Alabama Department of Corrections – Alabama is one of the few states with an exceptional pre-release program. Please check into this as it is free of cost and very effective for curbing recidivism rates.

Aid To Inmate Mothers – An organization that specializes in helping mothers behind bars and with ex-offender reentry.

Renascence – This is a very nice “halfway house” that provides an excellent re-entry program for ex-offenders. Please check this one out!

Shepherd’s Fold – Helps ex-offenders with jobs, finances and spiritual needs. Anti recidivism campaigns and teachings.

Life Source – Help with drug and alcohol addiction.

Aid To Inmate Mothers – An organization that specializes in helping mothers behind bars and with ex-offender reentry.

Fountain House – Housing and reentry services for women. This is an extremely nice “halfway house”. You must be willing to get your GED and accept full-time employment. This looks like a great place.

YWCA Central Alabama – Their website states “Our focus is on four main areas: affordable housing, quality child development programs for children of homeless and working poor families, domestic violence services, and social justice programming.” They provide the following services – Child Care/Day Care/After School Programs, Clothing, Domestic Violence, Homeless Services/Shelters, Housing, Legal Assistance, Social Services

Alabama Justice Ministries Network – This organization offers a wide variety of help. Check out their CPR program.

Legal Documents & Felons’ Rights

Social Security Administration – Here you can get a Social Security card/number and apply for SSI/disability if needed.


Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles – This Alabama state agency helps you restore voting rights and deals with pardons.


Alabama Department of Public Safety – Apply for a state ID or find a driver’s license center.


Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Program – This program provides men and women with housing, food, work, and much more.

Emergency Food, Clothing and Shelter

United Way of Alabama – Here you can find help with food, clothing, shelter and other social services.

American Red Cross – Emergency relief and referrals for medical care.

SNAP Food Assistance – Alabama’s food assistance program.

Alabama Food Banks – A complete list of most food banks in Alabama.

Firehouse Shelter – 1501 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203 (MEN ONLY)

Free or Low Cost Healthcare Clinics and Pharmacies

East Alabama Mental Health Center – Offers a sliding scale of fees based on income.


St. Michael’s Medical Clinic – Free Medical Clinic


Lister Hill Clinic – 1000 Adams Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama 36104 – Allen McDaniel, RPh – (334) 263-2301, ext. 220


Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy – 571 Dauphin Street, Mobile, Alabama 36602 – Jonathan Adler, Administrator Phone: (251) 432-4145

 M-POWER Ministries – 4022 4th Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama 35222 Phone: (205) 595-5959

Health Link – 115 Vaughan Memorial Drive, Selma, Alabama 36701 Phone: (334) 874-8383

 Catholic Social Services (CSS) – 455 Narrow Lane Road, Montgomery, Alabama (334) 288-0598

Medical Outreach Ministries – 1301 East South Boulevard, Montgomery, Alabama (334) 281-8008


Good Samaritan Clinic – 3800 Watermelon Road, North Ford, Alabama 35473 (205) 343-2212



Alaska Department of Corrections: Reentry – Learn about Alaska’s reentry program.

Alaska Native Justice Center – Adult reentry services for ex-offenders.

Partners For Progress – They provide comprehensive reentry support including employment services, transitional housing assistance, counseling, and mentoring.


Catholic Charities – Helping with reentry for ex-offenders, housing, and employment services.

Old Pueblo Community Services – (OPCS) Welcomes men, women, and families reentering the community from incarceration, military service, hospitalization, treatment– people with a strong desire to change the course of their lives. This is a wonderful organization for ex-offenders.

Traditions – Ex-offender reentry help with jobs and housing.

ViVRE – Housing assistance

CASS – Emergency shelter and job placement services

The Potters House – The Potter’s House Substance Abuse Center is an outpatient substance abuse Treatment Program.


Arkansas Community Correction – ACC offers a wide variety of help and programs for those reentering society.

Our House – Our House has three housing programs that are designed to encourage sustainability. All residents must be willing and able to find and maintain a full-time job.

Arkansas Reentry Coalition – Great resource page. Ani recidivism information.

Goodwill – Career and training help.

City Of Little Rock –  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:


Timelist Group – A variety of great services are offered in northern and southern California.

California Reentry Program –  General help with reentry

CRCN – General reentry information and resources

California Reentry Institute – Pre and Post Release Program for inmates serving in the California Department of Corrections.

Volunteers of America –  Community based reentry programs

Center Force – Centerforce specializes in providing health and family support services to incarcerated men and women.

Prison Fellowship – Resources for ex-felon reentry

A Brighter Day – Free housing, new start program

Families Forward – Irvine, CA – They have housing programs, food assistance, and also help with jobs.

Roots Clinic – Oakland, CA – Helps ex-offenders with chronic health issues.

Colorado Department Of Corrections – Information about parole and reentry.

Colorado Gives – Reentry help and ani-recidivism programs

FOCUS – FOCUS Reentry is a mentoring program whose mission is to reduce recidivism and enhance community safety.

EMERGE Connecticut – This organization reached out to us to have them added to our list. They look like a top-notch organization that truly helps people. Their website states “EMERGE Connecticut, Inc. is a Transitional Workforce Development Program with the goal of providing recently released ex-offenders in the Greater New Haven area with the opportunity to end the pattern of recidivism.”

Family Reentry – Looks like one of the best reentry organizations in Connecticut.

Project Fresh Start – City of New Haven, CT only.

Delaware Center for Justice: Reentry – State-sponsored reentry information.

VOA: Delaware Valley – Volunteers of America Delaware Valley’s Re-Entry Services Division has a proven record of commitment, experience, versatility, and competence in operating community reintegration programs.

Sojourners’s Place – Reentry assistance.

Florida Department of Corrections – Reentry program for ex-offenders.

Project 180 – Reentry help and support.

Jacksonville Reentry Center – Reentry Information

Women at the well – Job placement and hygiene kits for women.

NewLife-Second Chance Outreach, Inc – Columbus, GA – Local jobs and job-related services such as training and development.

Department of Corrections: Reentry – State-run reentry program and transitional services information.

State Board of Pardons and Paroles: Reentry – State-run program information

Transitional Housing Information – State-run program

Prison Fellowship – Spiritual help for ex-felons/ex-offenders

Department of Corrections: Reentry – State-run reentry program information

Offender Resources Idaho – Reentry information

City Of Chicago: Reentry Program –  Some reentry information for felons

Reentry Illinois – Some information but seems outdated. Still may be useful though.

Safer Foundation – Help with GED exams, housing, jobs, and career skills for ex-offenders.

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois – Reentry Services for Returning Citizens is a multi-faceted statewide program that supports people released from prison.

Hire Network – Information about jobs for felons.

IDES –  Re-entry Employment Service Program ran by the state of Illinois.

 Indiana Department of Corrections: Reentry – Reentry information

PACE –  Public Advocates in Community re-Entry

New Leaf – programs for people both during and after incarceration that will reduce recidivism and build their capabilities and life skills.

Churches Embracing Offenders –  Faith-based support

Brothers Keeper – Housing and support services for male ex-offenders

Aftercare for Indiana – Services for ages 16 – 24 ONLY

YWCA – Help for women only

Dismas House – Housing and reentry program

Iowa Department Of Corrections: Reentry – Information about state-run programs

Reentry Aftercare – Educational and career support

Shelter Listings – A long list of halfway houses, shelters, and places that help those in need

Second Chance – Search for housing and programs

Oxford House – A Great reentry program with housing

Catholic Charities –  Many different services for ex-felons/felons.

Center for Women in Transition, Inc. – “The Center for Women in Transition facilitates one-on-one mentoring partnerships between female non-violent ex-offenders.”

Love Inc of Columbia – Low-income family help

Department Of Corrections: Reentry – State-run reentry program

Greater Louisville Reentry Coalition – “The Greater Louisville Reentry Coalition is an organization established in Louisville, Kentucky, specializing in offender reentry and related issues.”

Goodwill Of Kentucky – Reentry programs, careers, and general help

Louisiana Department of Corrections: Reentry – State-run reentry program information

Lafayette Parish Sheriffs Office: Reentry – Reentry programs information

Goodwill Ind. – Great reentry program with career assistance

Department Of Corrections: Reentry For Women – A great program that is state-run and funded.

Restorative Justice – This reentry program offers a wide variety of services and help.

Catholic Charities – A great reentry program for ex-offenders

Dismas House – “Dismas House is a supportive community that provides transitional housing and services to former prisoners.”


Department Of Corrections: Reentry – State-run reentry program information

Goodwill Ind – “Goodwill Industries offers a broad range of employment programs and services to fulfill a diverse set of community needs.”


Goodwill/Easter Seals – “Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota is well-positioned to implement comprehensive, individualized and evidence-based practices to help returning citizens find and keep a job.”

CMNRP –  “CMNRP works with the Minnesota Department of Corrections and Community Corrections in the Tri-County area regarding recently released ex-offenders.”

180 Degrees – The 180 Degrees, Incorporated skills program for offenders called SONIC stands for Skills Offenders Need In the Community.

Amicus – Many different services for ex-offenders.

Damascus Way – Services include housing and education.

Freedom Works –  Housing for men

Step Ahead – An awesome resource list.


Hattiesburg Comm Corr Center
5209 Hwy 42 Bypass
Hattiesburg, Ms 39401

Bannum Place Of Jackson
1031 Wholesale Row
Jackson, Ms 39201

Bannum Place Of Tupelo
630 A & D St
Tupelo, Ms 38801

New Way Mississippi 
916 Inge St, Jackson, MS 39203
Phone:(601) 500-5670

Crossroads Outreach Ministries in Madison, MS

Parole 2 Pride (p2p) – Columbus, MS – Help with jobs, training, and much more. This looks like a great program!


Missouri Department of Corrections: Reentry – State-run reentry program information

Corizone –  Tons of resource links regarding reentry

PowerHouse – “Providing housing, transportation, and substance abuse recovery for offenders being released from prison.”

Start Here – Reentry help

STL Reentry – Reentry information


Montana Department of Corrections: Reentry – “The Montana Department of Corrections is dedicated to reducing the rate offenders return to incarceration by utilizing collaborative interagency partnerships and national best practices for reentry.”

Gallatin Reentry – State-run reentry program


Department of Correctional Services: Reentry – State-run reentry program information

Released and Restored – Job Readiness and reentry support


Hope For prisoners –   “Helping men, women and young adults successfully reenter the workforce, their families and our community.”

Ridge House –  Very nice reentry program for men, women, and veterans.

HIRE Network – Information about jobs and bonding


Rise Again Outreach – Food and clothing assistance

Alternative Solutions Associates –  An excellent reentry program

CRJ – “transitions ex-offenders back into mainstream society and diverts at-risk youth away from crime and toward a productive and fulfilling life”


JCETP –  Help with training, legal aid, and jobs.

Reentry Coalition Of New Jersey – “The Re-entry Coalition of New Jersey is an organization committed to offender rehabilitation.”

City Of Newark: Reentry – Reentry information for people living in or around Newark,  New Jersey.

VOA – “serves the disconnected and socially disadvantaged persons re-entering society after periods of incarceration.”

Cape Hope – Serves the cape area for the homeless and helps felons when released from prison. Phone number 609-997-1794


Bernalillo County Reentry information – Information about housing and resources.


Reentry.net – Links and information about reentry in New York state

Division of Criminal Justice – Reentry Information

The Road To Reentry – Reentry resource guide for New York state

CUCS – Housing and reentry help

Supporting Housing Networks Of NY – “Supportive housing helps the formerly incarcerated reenter society. Through affordable housing, employment programs, and other social services, supportive housing dramatically reduces the likelihood of people backsliding into jails or prisons.”

Second Chance Reentry – General reentry help

Fortune Society – Programs for felons and ex-offenders in New York City


NC Department of Corrections: Reentry – General information

McCenter for Community Transitions – “The Center for Community Transitions (formerly ECO, Inc.) has been part of the community solution to crime in our area for 35 years. Every day people come to our organization to rebuild their lives and families while dealing with job and financial difficulties that result from incarceration.”

Dowell and Iredell Counties after serving active prison sentences.

Barnabas House – “Barnabas House is a Christian centered structured ministry for those who have been released from prison and with life-controlling issues designed to prepare them for a new life of faithful service.”

Community Success Initiative – “The mission of the organization is to help make the world a better place through programs that help individuals and communities be aware of personal growth and “success” principles, inspire others to reach their potential, and help to build vibrant and healthy communities.”

Exodus Homes – “Exodus Homes is a faith-based United Way agency, offering transitional and permanent supportive housing for homeless recovering addicts, alcoholics, and formerly incarcerated people returning to our community from treatment programs and prison.”

LINC Inc. – “Leading Into New Communities, Inc. (LINC, Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides transitional living and case management services to meet the immediate needs of men and women returning from prison and culturally specific youth development services for African American young men ages 16-24.”

Passage Home – “Passage Home provides holistic opportunities to strengthen families and neighborhoods that are facing severe socio-economic challenges. Passage Home’s programs and services are developed.


RCND – “The Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham (RCND) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization comprised of individuals, who as an expression of their faith and goodwill, actively seek an end to the violence that is plaguing Durham neighborhoods.”

 to break the cycle of poverty and have a lasting effect.”

North Carolina Justice Center – “The NC Second Chance Alliance is a statewide alliance of advocacy organizations, service providers, faith-based organizations, community leaders, and interested citizens that have come together to achieve the safe and successful reintegration of adults and juveniles with criminal records by promoting policies that remove barriers to productive citizenship.” 

Matthew 25 Ministries – provide safe and affordable housing for qualified ex-offenders who might otherwise end up homeless.

Project Re-entry – Project Re-entry’s mission is to improve the reintegration of former offenders, reduce criminal justice costs, and increase public safety.   Services are provided both inside NC prisons and in the community by Criminal Justice Department staff and in collaboration with our community partner: 

North Carolina of Commerce – Pathways to Re-Entry: Former Offenders in North Carolina’s Workforce System


Center Inc – “Centre Inc. is a private non-profit agency that provides rehabilitative
services to individuals to achieve social reintegration.”

ND Department Of Corrections: Reentry – Reentry information

Compassion For All – A few resources that may be helpful.


Department Of Corrections –  Reentry information

The Exit Program –  “The EXIT Program ® (Ex-offenders in Transition) is a 90-day transitional housing program that helps offenders in Ohio make a successful transition to the community upon release from prison or jail.”

Community Action Agency – “CAA assists ex-offenders in finding employment by providing services with a special focus on the unique barriers ex-offenders often face.”

Montgomery County Reentry –  Reentry programs for ex-offenders.

Cuyahoga County Office Of Reentry – “The goal of the Office of Reentry is to assist policymakers, community leaders and service providers to identify the reentry challenges facing.”

North Star Reentry – Reentry programs

Columbus Urban League – Help for low-income and in-need people.

IMPACT Community Action – Support for offenders reentering society.


Reentry.Gov –  State provided reentry information

OK Partnership For Reentry – Links and Information

Tulsa Reentry One-Stop – Reentry help for ex-offenders and felons.


Mercy Corp – Reentry transition Center

SE Works – Road to Success is an Oregon Department of Corrections program for inmates who are six, or fewer, months away from their release dates.

Worksource – This organization is a state-run employment agency that can help you find work.

VOA of Oregon –  “Portland Partners Re-entry Initiative (PPRI) is a unique transition program that helps adults who have been incarcerated make the transition from prison back to the community.”

Regional Reentry Center – A great program that consists of housing, food, and job assistance.


CRESC – Support information for ex-offenders.

Friends Over Fences – Help with training, jobs, and housing.

IMPACT – Reentry help.

Prison Society –  A list of housing organizations for Ex-offenders.

Human Rights Watch – Links and information about reentry in Pennsylvania.

RISE – Philadelphia Reentry Information

Pennsylvania Society of Prisons – A great resource.


DOC: Reentry – Information from the state.

Open Doors – “Walk-in resource center, located at 485 Plainfield Street in Providence, accepts drop-in visits from any formerly incarcerated person.”

Providence House – Reentry and parole program


Alston Wilkes Society – Statewide help for ex-offenders reentering society.

SC211 – A list of reentry programs and housing in South Carolina


None Listed


Tennessee reentry program – Many helpful links

Corizon – General reentry services

Memphis Office Of Reentry –  City run reentry program


Texas Department of Justice: Reentry – State-run reentry program information.

TORI – Texas Offenders Re-entry Initiative.

City of Houston: Reentry –  Houston, Tx reentry information.

Unlocking Doors – Reentry Brokerage® services (navigation to services, jobs, housing, and other needs)

Cornerstone – Helps with housing and employment.

Tarrant County links for reentry

Tarrant County Reentry – “We are developing and executing a long-range strategy aimed at breaking the devastating cycle of recidivism in tangible ways.”


Active Reentry – “Active Re-Entry is a community-based program which assists individuals with disabilities to achieve or maintain self-sufficient, productive lives and live independently within their own communities.”

Recourse and Reentry Center – “Our program is not a handout program but a hand-up program to assist those who are committed to working hard to better their lives.”

Compassion Works For All – A few links that may be helpful.


VABIR – Statewide reentry information and links.

Burlington Housing Authority – Help for ex-offenders in finding affordable housing.

2-1-1 – Tons of links for reentry programs, help, and housing.


VA DOC: Reentry – “The Department of Corrections is providing re-entry transition services to offenders through partnerships with local jails.”

Virginia CARES – “Virginia CARES operates a statewide network of ex-offender reentry programs to provide transitional assistance.”

City of Norfolk: Reentry – General Information and phone numbers

Adult Alternative Program – “Start your new life after prison with our effective ex-offender reentry program based in Richmond, Virginia.”


DOC Reentry – Information about the state-run reentry program

Ex-offender links by county – Very helpful

Next Steps Re-Entry Program – A pathway from prison to higher education – Snohomish County, WA. Edmonds Community College 20000 68th Ave. W Lynnwood, WA 98036


WV DOC: Reentry – State-run reentry information


None Listed


CEC – State-run reentry information


Social Security Administration – Here you can get a Social Security card/number and apply for SSI/disability if needed.


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