Reintegrating into the community after serving time can be challenging. Obstacles such as stigma, discrimination, and difficulty finding employment may seem overwhelming. However, there are a number of community resources that can offer support and assistance. With the right support and resources, it is possible rebuild your life, find stability, and thrive. These organizations provide support for citizens returning from incarceration including counseling, mentoring, employment assistance and residential programs.
Individuals have different needs and each eligible participant works with the team to develop an individualized plan that may include assistance with emergency shelter, transportation, clothing, food, identification, medication, mental health, medical care, and a wide range of social service referrals are provided. Participants are also a part of the employment program, which assists with resume building, vocational skills assessments, mock interviews and job searches.
Services include the assignment of a mentor, specialized workshops, one-on-one sessions, and participation in small group sessions. Individuals then come together to be part of a group–-the Arm & Arm network. They provide a support network that fosters trust and relationships and they hold one another accountable for goals.
Helps women successfully reenter the community from incarceration. Since its founding in 1974, Guest House has helped more than 5,000 women break the vicious cycle of incarceration, reunite with their families, and reintegrate into their communities.