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Reentry Programs in Maine

Here are 4 non-profits organizations that assist ex-offenders finding employment in Maine:

  • 1. LearningWorks - Youthbuild

    Our LearningWorks YouthBuild (LWYB) program serves teens and young adults who have struggled to find their way in the traditional education system. Since 1994, we have helped high school dropouts aged 16-24 successfully transition to adulthood through an alternative education model that includes HiSET exam preparation, construction skills training, leadership development, job skills, and life skills. Through LWYB, these young adults obtain important certifications including NCCER, OSHA-10, ServSafe, and more. Almost all advance toward postsecondary education or career-oriented employment. In addition to the program itself, we offer one year of follow-up services to our graduates to support their transition to continued education and the workforce.

    181 Brackett Street, Portland, 04102


  • 2. New Beginnings

    The Outreach Program serves youth ages 14-21 who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless throughout Androscoggin, Kennebec, and Franklin Counties with comprehensive case management; referrals to local and state agencies; assistance with placements and housing needs; connection to local educational and employment programs.

    134 College Street, Lewiston, 04240


  • 3. Preble Street - Teen Center

    Preble Street Teen Center is the hub of services for homeless and runaway youth, providing immediate access and an acclaimed service coordination model. As the core component of Preble Street Teen Services, the Teen Center helps to meet immediate needs � providing warmth and safety, nutritious meals, clothing, and crisis intervention � while building positive relationships with young people, enhancing their self-esteem and offering them the opportunity to develop life skills that promote stability and independence.

    343 Cumberland Avenue, Portland, 04101


  • 4. Volunteers of America - Maine Coastal Regional Reentry Center

    The Juvenile Detention Alternatives Program (JDAP) is a collaboration between Volunteers of America Northern New England and Youth Alternatives. This state-wide program reduces the likelihood that young people will commit additional crimes, and will maintain community safety

    14 Main Street, Brunswick, 04011


Data is retrieved from CareerOneStop. Last update on February 2023