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Reentry Programs in Massachusetts

Here are 40 non-profits organizations that assist ex-offenders finding employment in Massachusetts:

  • 1. All-Inclusive Support Services

    The After Incarceration Support Systems Program assists ex-offenders in all aspects of their lives (depending on their needs) as they transition from incarceration to community. Ex-offender can utilize AISS for case management. Case management includes referrals to community agencies, Lifeskills, Spectra, assisting with food, clothing, housing, identification, advocacy, and employment.

    736 State Street, Springfield, 01109

    413-781-2050

  • 2. Boston TenPoint Coalition

    The Community Re-Entry Initiative provides mentoring and basic services such as job placement and skills training to ex-offenders.

    2010 Columbus Avenue, Roxbury, 02119

    617-524-4331

  • 3. Boston Uncornered

    Boston Uncornered redirects the entrepreneurial, networking and leadership skills of gang involved youth (we call Core Influencers) from violence and incarceration to obtain a college credential and family-sustaining wage?driving positive change in our neighborhoods. With the skills and opportunities to turn away from the ?street corners? for good, we empower Core Influencers to use their influence, leadership abilities and networks to shift social norms in the neighborhoods?decreasing crime and increasing educational attainment and employment for all.

    222 Bowdoin Street, Dorchester, 02122

    617-944-1086

  • 4. Cambridge Employment Program (CEP)

    The Cambridge Employment Program (CEP), an adult employment program offered by the Office of Workforce Development, provides career counseling to Cambridge residents age 18 and older, empowering them to reach their employment goals. Our staff can help you: Develop or improve your resume and cover letter Identify your skills and decide on realistic next steps for your career path Learn effective job search strategies and complete online job applications Practice and improve your interview skills

    51 Inman Street, Cambridge, 02139

    617-349-6200

  • 5. Community Work Services

    We offer a comprehensive solution to the development of a skilled workforce; a win-win for businesses and those we serve. Through evaluation, work readiness training, rapid job placement and post placement supports, we alter the course of people's lives. We work in close partnership with business to create customized, employer-based training designed to develop the skills and characteristics that employers require. CWS provides in-house attorney consultations to our participants to overcome legal obstacles that can interfere with successfully obtaining employment.

    174 Portland Street, Boston, 02114

    617-720-2233

  • 6. Dismas House

    For over 30 years, Dismas House has been a beacon of hope for former prisoners in greater Worcester, providing an important platform for healthy reentry from prison to those most in need of recovery, decent work, and housing. Dismas? trademark family-style atmosphere creates the right environment for former prisoners to successfully become whole with our communities. A small, but dedicated staff, interns from area colleges, and committed community volunteers join with former prisoners as they work to rebuild their lives. A blend of foundation support, a small amount of government funding, and private donations help sustain Dismas programs. We rely on the community for support ? for everything from grocery cards, to towels, toiletries, and sheets. And we need volunteers from the community to share meals at our programs, volunteer as a mentor, and help in our fundraising and awareness efforts. We hope you might become the newest member of the Dismas Family!

    , Worchester, 01603

    508-799-9389

  • 7. East Boston Neighborhood Health Center

    East Boston Neighborhood Health Center?s mission is to promote and sustain healthy communities, families, and individuals by providing accessible, person-centered, compassionate, high-quality health care services to all who live and work in our service area, regardless of ability to pay, while upholding diversity, equity, and inclusion at the core of all that we do.

    10 Grove Street, East Boston, 02128

    617-569-5800

  • 8. Justice Resource Institute

    JRI is a leader in social justice, with over 100 diverse programs meeting the needs of underserved individuals, families and communities. We are committed to excellence, delivering targeted services that support the dignity of each person.

    160 Gould Street, Needham, 02494

    781-559-4900

  • 9. LUK inc.

    To challenge and inspire youth, adults, and families to realize their unique potential through community-based prevention, intervention, education, and support services. Case management?one-on-one support Linkages with high school/GED/continuing educational services Finding a job Job skills training Housing applications Connections to area services Supervised apartment program Sponsor homes Life skills training

    545 Westminster Street, Fitchburg, 01420

    978-345-0685

  • 10. LUK inc. - Boylston

    To challenge and inspire youth, adults, and families to realize their unique potential through community-based prevention, intervention, education, and support services. Case management?one-on-one support Linkages with high school/GED/continuing educational services Finding a job Job skills training Housing applications Connections to area services Supervised apartment program Sponsor homes Life skills training

    140 Shrewsbury St., Boylston, 01505

    774-614-5972

  • 11. LUK inc. - Fitchburg

    To challenge and inspire youth, adults, and families to realize their unique potential through community-based prevention, intervention, education, and support services. Case management?one-on-one support Linkages with high school/GED/continuing educational services Finding a job Job skills training Housing applications Connections to area services Supervised apartment program Sponsor homes Life skills training

    99 Day St., Fitchburg, 01420

    978-345-0685

  • 12. LUK inc. - Webster

    To challenge and inspire youth, adults, and families to realize their unique potential through community-based prevention, intervention, education, and support services. Case management?one-on-one support Linkages with high school/GED/continuing educational services Finding a job Job skills training Housing applications Connections to area services Supervised apartment program Sponsor homes Life skills training

    251 Main St., Webster, 01570

    508-640-0011

  • 13. LUK inc. - Worcester

    To challenge and inspire youth, adults, and families to realize their unique potential through community-based prevention, intervention, education, and support services. Case management?one-on-one support Linkages with high school/GED/continuing educational services Finding a job Job skills training Housing applications Connections to area services Supervised apartment program Sponsor homes Life skills training

    40 Southbridge St., Worcester, 01608

    508-762-3000

  • 14. LUK inc. - Young Adult Resource Center

    To challenge and inspire youth, adults, and families to realize their unique potential through community-based prevention, intervention, education, and support services. Case management?one-on-one support Linkages with high school/GED/continuing educational services Finding a job Job skills training Housing applications Connections to area services Supervised apartment program Sponsor homes Life skills training

    11 Elm St., Fitchburg, 01420

    800-579-0000

  • 15. More Than Words - Boston

    More than Words is a social enterprise that empowers youth ages 16-21 who are in the foster care system, court-involved, homeless or out-of-school youth to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business. The MTW model is premised on the belief that an actual job, one which provides a hands-on, real-world training combined with high expectation, accountability and opportunities for personal development, is the best way to equip youth with marketable skills critical for success in school, work, and life. What began with a pile of books by the side of the road in 2004 is now a successful business with a codified model, theory of change, and a proven track record of success in both social impact and business metrics.

    242 East Berkeley St, Boston, 02118

    781-788-0035

  • 16. More Than Words - Waltman

    More than Words is a social enterprise that empowers youth ages 16-21 who are in the foster care system, court-involved, homeless or out-of-school youth to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business. The MTW model is premised on the belief that an actual job, one which provides a hands-on, real-world training combined with high expectation, accountability and opportunities for personal development, is the best way to equip youth with marketable skills critical for success in school, work, and life. What began with a pile of books by the side of the road in 2004 is now a successful business with a codified model, theory of change, and a proven track record of success in both social impact and business metrics.

    56 Felton Street, Waltham, 02453

    781-788-0035

  • 17. New North Citizens Council Inc.

    Provides services for In -School Youth between the ages of 14-21

    2455 Main Street, Springfield, 01107

    413-746-4885

  • 18. Notre Dame Education Center

    NDEC offers a year-round Youth Services Program consisting of a High School Diploma Program (for students aged 16-21) and a HiSET Program (for students aged 16-24). Diploma classes meet in the afternoon (1:00 - 5:30) and HiSET classes meet in the morning (11:00 - 1:00). NDEC incorporates school to work activities such as a workforce skills curriculum, career and higher education counseling and placement, internships/job shadowing, and a summer computer training into its programs.

    200 Old Colony Ave, South Boston, 02127

    617-268-1912

  • 19. Old Colony YMCA - Brockton

    Non-Profit Organization

    320 Main Street, Brockton, 02301

    508-583-2155

  • 20. Old Colony YMCA - East Bridgewater

    635 Plymouth Street East, Bridgewater, 02333

    508-378-3913

  • 21. Old Colony YMCA - Easton

    25 Elm Street North, Easton, 02356

    508-238-9758

  • 22. Old Colony YMCA - Middleboro

    61 E Grove Street, Middleboro, 02346

    508-947-1390

  • 23. Old Colony YMCA - Plymouth

    2 Greenside Way South, Plymouth, 02360

    508-927-3100

  • 24. Old Colony YMCA - Stoughton

    Non-Profit Organization

    445 Central Street, Stoughton, 02072

    781-341-2016

  • 25. Old Colony YMCA - Taunton

    71 Cohannet Street, Taunton, 02780

    508-823-3320

  • 26. PAACA

    Non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of substance abuse. Offereing adult and youth services.

    360 Coggeshall St, New Bedford, 02746

    508-997-9051

  • 27. Pine Street Inn

    No matter how they arrive at Pine Street Inn, our goal is to move men and women out of homelessness as quickly as possible, and to ensure long-term stability and success. This journey is different for every individual, but through both innovative and time-tested programs ? coordinated with citywide efforts ? Pine Street staff support men and women on a pathway toward greater independence.

    444 Harrison Avenue, Boston, 02118

    617-892-9100

  • 28. Project Place

    Project Place promotes a community of hope and opportunity for individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty by providing the skills, education and resources needed to obtain and sustain employment and housing.

    1145 Washington Street, Boston, 02118

    617-542-3740

  • 29. SER Jobs for Progress, Inc.

    Community Based Organization

    164 Bedford Street, Fall River, 02720

    508-676-1916

  • 30. South Middlesex Opportunity Council - Framingham

    South Middlesex Opportunity Council will improve equity, wellness and quality of life for diverse individuals and families by providing advocacy, education, and a wide range of services; building a community of support and inclusion; and creating awareness to combat poverty through partnerships and coalitions with other organizations.

    7 Bishop Street, Framingham, 01702

    508-872-4853

  • 31. South Middlesex Opportunity Council - Worcester

    Occupational Skills Training Follow-up

    237 Chandler Street, Worcester, 01069

    508-620-2677

  • 32. Springfield Partners for Community Action

    Springfield Partners for Community Action?s mission is to utilize and provide resources that assist people in need to obtain economic stability, ultimately creating a better way of life.

    721 State Street, Springfield, 01109

    413-263-6500

  • 33. Suffolk County - Re-Entry Task Force

    The Boston Reentry Initiative includes an emphasis on mentoring, information sharing, treating addiction and employment opportunities for inmates after release.

    20 Bradston Street, Boston, 02130

    617-635-1000

  • 34. United Teen Equality Center

    UTEC is a non-profit organization that focuses on the most disconnected youth in Lowell, MA

    35 Warren Street, Lowell, 01852

    978-856-3902

  • 35. Valley Opportunity Council

    This program is designed to help participants earn their high school equivalency while also increasing their workforce readiness. ? This program provides adult education classes three times per week, case management services for every student, teaches students the skills needed for employment and independent living, provides stipends for the students while they are in class and offers paid, subsidized work experiences in the Holyoke/Chicopee area.

    35 Mt. Carmel Avenue, Chicopee, 01013

    413-552-1554

  • 36. Volunteers of America Massachusetts - North Essex County Technical Training Program

    Through our powerful integrated behavioral health model, VOAMASS brings together vast resources from a diverse team of caring staff to help each client meet their personal goals. Our team develops individualized strategies to help our clients successfully navigate their lives and relationships and address issues like behavioral health, housing and employment.

    493 S. Union St., Lawrence, 01843

    978-416-2020 ext. 405

  • 37. Wellspring Multi-Service Center

    Hi-Set and Hull High School diploma preparation program, incorporates work readiness programming and job search/placement services, includes occupational training in print, thrift shop and furniture repair shop

    814 Nantasket Ave, Hull, 02045

    781-925-3211

  • 38. Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) of Malden

    The YWCA of Malden will offer year round programming for in-school youth, ages 14-21. This program, WorkSmart, will provide career and job preparedness services to students of Malden High School, primarily those in the high school?s Teen Parenting Program, but also youth who are at risk of dropping out of school because they are homeless or about to become homeless.

    54 Washington St., Malden, 02148

    781-322-3760

  • 39. Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) of Western Massachusetts

    Provides services for Out- of-School- Youth between the ages of 16-24

    1 Clough Street, Springfield, 01108

    413-732-3121

  • 40. YouthBuild - Boston (YBB)

    YouthBuild Boston (YBB) was founded in 1990 with the goal of providing underserved young people with the support and credentials needed to successfully enter the trades. While YBB promotes the core values of youth development and community service. It stands out as an innovative non-profit offering a hands-on approach to building trades training. Students are put on a career path through highly successful programs, from construction training to sustainable landscape design. Not only do these programs provide opportunities in vocational education, but also academic instruction, counseling and other life skills that readily strengthen and prepare students for the workforce upon graduation.

    27 Centre Street, Boston, 02119

    617-445-8887

Data is retrieved from CareerOneStop. Last update on February 2023

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