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Reentry Programs in Connecticut

Here are 30 non-profits organizations that assist ex-offenders finding employment in Connecticut:

  • 1. Career Resources - Reentry Services

    We at Career Resources understand the barriers to employment that are placed on justice involved citizens that are returning to their communities. We are dedicated to helping such citizens find and retain employment with programs such as Entry Point Staffing and Fathers For Life.

    1000 Lafayette Blvd, Bridgeport, 06604

    203-334-5627

  • 2. Career Resources, Inc.

    Career Resources offers many programs that aim to foster work readiness skills such as professionalism, time management, interpersonal skills, and more. We at Career Resources understand the barriers to employment that are placed on justice involved citizens that are returning to their communities. We are dedicated to helping such citizens find and retain employment with programs such as Entry Point Staffing and Fathers For Life. It takes more than occupational skills to obtain employment ? we know it takes practical support as well. Career Resources has services such as VITA (a free tax assistance program) and Everyone Works which provides job search assistance to people with disabilities.

    1000 Lafayette Blvd, Bridgeport, 06604

    203-953-3277

  • 3. Children's Community Programs of Connecticut

    The Children?s Community Programs of Connecticut is a multiservice agency founded in 1999 whose mission is to provide diverse and creative support services to children and families throughout Connecticut. Every family is our focus.

    843 Whalley Ave., New Haven, 06515

    203-786-6403

  • 4. Community Partners in Action

    Reentry and Employment Services are specifically for people returning to the Hartford area after a prison stay. This programs offers basic needs assistance, stabilizing support, ?employability? skills, job hunting preparation and career certification training. then supplies the resources to help meet their needs and/or interests, and process them for placement into employment and/or educational/vocational training. Referrals are open to offenders and ex-offenders.

    110 Bartholomew Ave, Hartford, 06106

    860-566-2030

  • 5. Community Renewal Team

    As the designated community action agency for both Hartford and Middlesex Counties, the Community Renewal Team (CRT) is dedicated to helping people take steps toward healthy and economically stable futures. Since 1963, our 501(c)3 nonprofit organization has partnered with local elected officials, providers, funders, businesses and the community to address challenges like hunger, homelessness, unemployment and poverty. Together, we increase access to education, affordable housing, mental health services and much more for thousands of individuals and families throughout Central Connecticut each and every year.

    330 Market Street, Hartford, 06101

    860-560-5600

  • 6. Community Solutions

    CSI offers a portfolio of services to thousands of adults referred through contracts with all branches of the state and federal criminal justice systems, as well as social service agencies.

    175 Addison Road, Windsor, 06095

    860-683-7100

  • 7. EASTCONN - Youth Employment & Training Program

    Established in 1980, under Connecticut General Statute 10-66a, EASTCONN is one of Connecticut?s six, public, non-profit, Regional Educational Service Centers. EASTCONN was formed when two small, eastern Connecticut public service agencies merged in order to more effectively provide regional, affordable education programs and services to the region?s smaller, often under-resourced, schools and communities. Initially, EASTCONN started with a small staff, but quickly grew as it demonstrated its expertise across a range of programs and services, including K-12 professional learning, special education, adult education and early childhood. Today, EASTCONN employs more about 640 staff who work in specialties like early childhood, K-12 student programs (magnet high schools, autism, clinical day treatment, psychological-behavioral consultation, related services, transition programs), adult education, employment and training, teaching and learning, organizational support services, technology solutions, and student transportation, among others. Entrepreneurial by design, EASTCONN provides high-quality, competitively priced educational and related services to the 33 towns and 36 school districts in northeastern Connecticut that comprise the EASTCONN region. The agency is governed by a Board of Directors, who are also members of locally elected Boards of Education. Agency funding comes from the fees EASTCONN charges for its programs, schools and services, supplemented by competitively awarded grants and contracts.

    376 Hartford Turnpike, Hampton, 06247

    860-455-0707

  • 8. EMERGE Connecticut, Inc.

    EMERGE Connecticut, Inc. is a self-sufficient social enterprise committed to assisting formerly incarcerated people successfully integrate back into their families and communities. ??

    830 Grand Avenue, New Haven, 06511

    203-562-0171

  • 9. Family ReEntry - Main Office

    The FES Program is a statewide initiative funded by the Department of Children and Families and designed to work with disenfranchised or difficult to engage fathers. Family ReEntry was awarded the Pre-Release and the Region 1 FES Program. As a pre-release support, incarcerated fathers whose children are involved with DCF services are identified and referred for service. Staff meet with fathers in the various prisons to connect and engage, and also assist with the reentry process. FES Pre-Release helps to encourage men to understand their role as a father and connects these men to the community based Father Engagement Services located in the communities where they will return to following their incarceration.

    75 Washington Avenue, New Haven, 06604

    203-838-0496

  • 10. Family ReEntry - New Haven

    The FES Program is a statewide initiative funded by the Department of Children and Families and designed to work with disenfranchised or difficult to engage fathers. Family ReEntry was awarded the Pre-Release and the Region 1 FES Program. As a pre-release support, incarcerated fathers whose children are involved with DCF services are identified and referred for service. Staff meet with fathers in the various prisons to connect and engage, and also assist with the reentry process. FES Pre-Release helps to encourage men to understand their role as a father and connects these men to the community based Father Engagement Services located in the communities where they will return to following their incarceration.

    50 Fitch Street, New Haven, 06515

    203-519-7167

  • 11. Family ReEntry - Norwalk

    The FES Program is a statewide initiative funded by the Department of Children and Families and designed to work with disenfranchised or difficult to engage fathers. Family ReEntry was awarded the Pre-Release and the Region 1 FES Program. As a pre-release support, incarcerated fathers whose children are involved with DCF services are identified and referred for service. Staff meet with fathers in the various prisons to connect and engage, and also assist with the reentry process. FES Pre-Release helps to encourage men to understand their role as a father and connects these men to the community based Father Engagement Services located in the communities where they will return to following their incarceration.

    9 Mott Avenue, Norwalk, 06850

    203-838-0496

  • 12. Family ReEntry - Waterbury

    The FES Program is a statewide initiative funded by the Department of Children and Families and designed to work with disenfranchised or difficult to engage fathers. Family ReEntry was awarded the Pre-Release and the Region 1 FES Program. As a pre-release support, incarcerated fathers whose children are involved with DCF services are identified and referred for service. Staff meet with fathers in the various prisons to connect and engage, and also assist with the reentry process. FES Pre-Release helps to encourage men to understand their role as a father and connects these men to the community based Father Engagement Services located in the communities where they will return to following their incarceration.

    232 North Elm Street, Waterbury, 06702

    203-519-7167

  • 13. Goodwill of Western and Northern Connecticut

    Goodwill Career Connections Centers offer free, personalized services to aid in your job search including resume-writing assistance, skills assessment, career counseling, access to computers, help with interviewing skills and job placement services.

    165 Ocean Terrace, Bridgeport, 06605

    203-368-6511

  • 14. Human Resources Agency of New Britain

    Since 1964, the Human Resources Agency of New Britain has been dedicated to increasing economic self-sufficiency among individuals and families. We provide a wide variety of services that support our citizens at every phase of life, from early childhood education, to employment and training, to elderly assistance. Our mission is to respond to the causes and conditions of poverty while building stronger individuals, families, and communities.

    180 Clinton Street, New Britain, 06053

    860-225-8601

  • 15. Marrakech, Inc

    We assist individuals who face barriers to securing employment, connecting to necessary supportive services, accessing housing, and participating fully as contributing members of the community. The individuals we serve are encouraged to strive for long-term goals such as a higher level of self-sufficiency and greater acceptance by the community in which they live.

    Six Lunar Drive, Woodbridge, 06525

    203-398-2970

  • 16. Milford Employment and Training

    Milford Employment and Training offers a variety of programs funded by the City of Milford, Community Development Block Grants along with various state and federal funding through The Workplace, Inc and Workforce Alliance. Milford Employment and Training has been in existence for over 25 years. Our Primary training program is Certified Nursing Assistant. Our services include job search assistance, resumes, and work experience for youth. Milford Employment and training functions as a source of information about local, state and federal social service programs and services throughout the area. Staff disseminated information and direct referrals are made whenever it is appropriate. Milford Employment and Training works directly with Human Services Development and Youth and Family Services Agency, the Department of Social Services and the Department of Labor in Bridgeport, New Haven and Derby.

    70 West River Street, Milford, 06460

    203-783-3200

  • 17. New London Youth Affairs

    EASTCONN, in collaboration with New London Youth Affairs and Norwich Human Services, engages and prepares in-school youth from the Windham, Danielson, Norwich and New London area (aged 16-19, a high school juniors or seniors who meet the WOIA eligibility guidelines and have barriers to employment). The program provides a continuum of services using a case management model within a pipeline structure identifying career pathways for the delivery of year-round services. The premise of this program is linked to keeping the participant in school while providing direction and focus toward the world of education and work after high school graduation. Due to the individualization of the program, the year-round component of the program includes, but is not limited to: Academic Support, Career Assessment and Transition Planning Career exploration and labor market information in the form of career inventories, field trips and job shadowing, to explore emerging industry fields along with visits to colleges, technical schools and businesses to promote further education Job placement/internship/work based learning opportunities Portfolios documenting all components of the COOL Directions Pipeline program Financial Literacy, Basic Skills in Reading and Math and Life Skills Training Youth Mentorship with a caring adult Leadership and team building skill development

    111 Union Street, New London, 06320

    860-442-4994

  • 18. Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board - Danbury

    The NRWIB provides crucial resources for job seekers and employers in order to promote a more highly-skilled workforce and match the unemployed with good jobs at good wages.

    185 Main Street, Danbury, 06810

    230-730-0451

  • 19. Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board - Torrington

    The NRWIB provides crucial resources for job seekers and employers in order to promote a more highly-skilled workforce and match the unemployed with good jobs at good wages.

    59 Field Street, Torrington, 06790

    860-496-3500

  • 20. Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board - Waterbury

    The NRWIB provides crucial resources for job seekers and employers in order to promote a more highly-skilled workforce and match the unemployed with good jobs at good wages.

    249 Thomaston Ave, Waterbury, 06702

    203-574-6971

  • 21. Norwich - Human Services

    Mission Our mission is to provide immediate services to residents in crisis and to develop and administer services that help people become self sufficient and reach their maximum potential. Description of Services For more than 70 years, Norwich Human Services has provided social services to Norwich residents. Our department is an umbrella agency encompassing four divisions: Adult and Family Services Rose City Senior Center Youth and Family Services Recreation Department

    75 Mohegan Rd, Norwich, 06360

    860-823-3791

  • 22. OIC of New London County

    OIC`s Project Employment provides training and employment support services to ex-offenders and their families as they re-integrate into the community and assist other social relationship.

    106 Truman Street, New London, 06320

    860-447-1731

  • 23. Opportunities Industrialization Center of New Britain, Inc.

    Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) of New Britain is a non-profit (501(C)(3) nonprofit organization providing community services through federal, state and local funding sources. We are committed to helping those with barriers to self-sufficiency through our Young Adult Workforce Development initiatives as well as provide youth career awareness and readiness programming to middle and high school students.

    114 North St, New Britain, 06051

    860-224-7151

  • 24. Stride Program For Incarcerated Mothers and Fathers

    STRIDE is designed to provide participants with job readiness, job search, job placement, and job retention skills and support that will promote access to higher paying, personally relevant jobs. Participants receive one-on-one counseling and group support as well as pre and post-release case management services. In addition, community transition plans address barriers and needs regarding housing, transportation, clothing and family reunification. The STRIDE Program serves a targeted group of incarcerated men and women, both pre- and post-release, from four correctional facilities in Connecticut: Bridgeport Correctional Center in Bridgeport; Niantic Annex Correctional Institution in Niantic; York Correctional Institution in Niantic and Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center in Uncasville.

    742 Upper Maple Street, Danielson, 06239

    860-932-4000

  • 25. The WorkPlace

    The WorkPlace serves as the workforce development board for Southwestern Connecticut, helping prepare people for careers and strengthening the workforce for employers. Our many programs and partnerships ? including job training, career services and employment ? have made a difference in the lives of thousands. We have been an advocate and community partner, working to address the region?s present and future workforce issues.

    1000 Lafayette Blvd, Bridgeport, 06604

    203-610-8500

  • 26. Urban League of Greater Hartford

    Urban League of Greater Hartford, Inc. (ULGH) is a community based, not-for-profit 501(c) (3). Urban League provides programs and services in the areas of: Adult Education; Youth Development; Workforce Development and Training; Economic Empowerment; and Health and Wellness.

    140 Woodland Street, Hartford, 06105

    860-527-0147

  • 27. Waterbury Youth Services

    Waterbury Youth Services (WYS), the authorized Youth Service Bureau in the Greater Waterbury area, helps youth learn the skills they need to be more successful at home, in school and throughout the community. As a community-based agency, WYS responds to the needs of children, youth and their families, through a variety of programs which enhance their quality of life. WYS provides programming in the areas of: mentoring, after school programming, youth employment and leadership, truancy and juvenile justice prevention and intervention, services to homeless youth, residential services, community outreach and summer camp. WYS abides by CYSA's statement on racism. The mission of WYS is: Guiding youth to discover their unique talents and potential for success- one life at a time.

    83 Prospect Street, Waterbury, 06702

    203-573-0264

  • 28. Western Connecticut Regional Adult & Continuing Education

    WERACE (Western Connecticut Regional Adult and Continuing Education) is a regional program that provides FREE State mandated Adult Education services to adults 17 years of age and older. We provide a full range of free adult education programs, including high school completion, GED preparation, ESL instruction and Citizenship. We serve adults who live in the towns of Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury, Easton, New Fairfield, Newtown, Redding and Ridgefield. WERACE programs address basic literacy needs, and teach the necessary skills to transition to higher education, training or employment. The mission of WERACE is to promote learning as a lifelong process. We strive to provide learners with the necessary tools to be successful citizens, workers, family members, and parents in today's world.

    10 Crosby Street, Danbury, 06810

    203-797-4731

  • 29. Women and Families Center

    The Women and Families Center began its history in 1889 as the YWCA of Meriden. The agency provided daycare and a variety of recreational and social activities for women and children in a small number of surrounding communities. Today, the Women and Families Center is a multi-faceted human service agency providing services throughout Middlesex County and the Greater New Haven area. We?ve expanded our programs to include more services for both women and men as well as better opportunities for lower income families and individuals to achieve goals like a stable living environment, career skills, and a safe haven to thrive rather than just survive.

    169 Colony Road, Meriden, 06451

    203-235-9297

  • 30. Workforce Alliance

    Workforce Alliance puts young people to work across the region in the summer and year round. Youth ages 14 to 21 may apply to participate in a program linked to the town where they reside. Please see below for town-by-town details. Eligibility is determined by family household income and other special needs such as a documented disability. Workforce Alliance collaborates with a group of concerned organizations to link parolees and ex-offenders with employment, training and support services. Our partners include the Police Department, individual probation officers, Department of Corrections and a host of community-based agencies.

    560 Ella T. Grasso Blvd., New Haven, 06519

    203-867-4030 ext. 210

Data is retrieved from CareerOneStop. Last update on February 2023