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Reentry Programs in Minnesota
42 groups specialize in helping people with criminal records in Minnesota

Here are non-profits organizations that assist ex-offenders finding employment in Minnesota

  • 1. 180 Degrees

    180 Degrees, Inc. serves men re-entering communities from correctional facilities in our residential half-way house program.

    236 Clifton Avenue So., Minneapolis, 55403

    612-813-5006

  • 2. 180 Degrees - St. Paul

    180 Degrees' Youth Vocational Program provides job readiness training to at-risk youth in its Emergency Youth Shelters and Transitional Living Programs. YoVoPro addresses employment and training disparities for those who face barriers to employment due to poverty, learning disabilities, and racial inequity. YoVoPro combines hard skills such as resume writing with soft skills like interview techniques to give students the necessary tools to acquire and retain employment for the first time. Career Coaches for YoVoPro also serve as a resource to help students navigate post-secondary education options (apprenticeships, college, training, etc). Upon completion of YoVoPro, students will feel confident in their abilities to enter the work force and compete at a higher level.

    1301 E 7th Street, Saint Paul, 55106

    651-332-5500

  • 3. 180 Degrees - Youth Vocational Program

    180 Degrees' Youth Vocational Program provides job readiness training to at-risk youth in its Emergency Youth Shelters and Transitional Living Programs. YoVoPro addresses employment and training disparities for those who face barriers to employment due to poverty, learning disabilities, and racial inequity. YoVoPro combines hard skills such as resume writing with soft skills like interview techniques to give students the necessary tools to acquire and retain employment for the first time. Career Coaches for YoVoPro also serve as a resource to help students navigate post-secondary education options (apprenticeships, college, training, etc). Upon completion of YoVoPro, students will feel confident in their abilities to enter the work force and compete at a higher level.

    236 Clifton Avenue South, Minneapolis, 55403

    612-813-5000

  • 4. ATTIC Correctional Services, Inc.

    Re-entry Services works with county clients to address employment, transportation, childcare, housing, and family issues. Reach-in services are also available to offenders in correctional centers as they plan their re-entry back into the community.

    1821 University Ave, St. Paul, 55104-4353

    651-209-1688

  • 5. AccessAbility

    Our Career and Educational Pathways (CEP) program provides services to support adults with criminal backgrounds seeking second chances as they reenter the community.

    360 Hoover Street NE, Minneapolis, 55413

    612-331-5958

  • 6. AccessAbility, Inc - Project Connect

    The diverse needs of people with barriers to employment and community inclusion are served through three main programs at AccessAbility, Inc.: Day Training and Habilitation, Project Connect, and Extended Employment.

    360 Hoover Street NE, Minneapolis, 55413

    612-331-5958

  • 7. American Indian OIC - WIN Program

    The Workforce Investment Program is a comprehensive job placement program which focuses on skills necessary to successfully transition into the world of work.

    1845 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, 55404

    612-341-3358

  • 8. Amicus Services

    AMICUS is a Minnesota not-for-profit organization with over 40 years of experience in improving public safety by helping inmates and ex-offenders through positive relationship-building, restorative justice practices and individualized transition services.

    3041 4th Ave. So., Minneapolis, 55408

    612-877-4250

  • 9. Better Futures Minnesota

    Better Futures reduces the economic and social costs of high-risk adults, primarily men of color, with histories of imprisonment, substance abuse, mental illness, chronic unemployment, and homelessness. We believe every man engaged in Better Futures is important, valuable and has the potential to achieve a better future.

    2620 Minnehaha Avenue South, Minneapolis, 55406

    612-455-6133

  • 10. Catholic Charities Opportunity Center

    Employment services for homeless and near-homeless individuals in search of employment.

    740 East 17th Street, Minneapolis, 55404

    612-204-8300

  • 11. Central Minnesota Jobs and Training Services

    Our mission is to strengthen Central Minnesota communities through leadership in workforce excellence.

    406 7th Street East, Monticello, 55362

    800-284-7425

  • 12. Central Minnesota Re-Entry Project

    Through innovative programming, CMNRP helps ex-offenders reshape their lives, reach their goals, and make successful transition from prison into community life.

    22 Wilson Ave NE Ste 26, St. Cloud, 56379

    320-656-9004

  • 13. Chicanos Latinos Unidos en Servicio - Minneapolis

    Employment services are designed to identify and address a variety of barriers that prevent the Latino job seeker from obtaining and retaining meaningful employment. CLUES employment staff also attempts to tackle some of the tougher challenges facing clients seeking employment.

    720 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, 55407

    612-746-3500

  • 14. Chicanos Latinos Unidos en Servicio - St. Paul

    Employment services are designed to identify and address a variety of barriers that prevent the Latino job seeker from obtaining and retaining meaningful employment. CLUES employment staff also attempts to tackle some of the tougher challenges facing clients seeking employment.

    797 East 7th Street, St. Paul, 55106

    651-379-4200

  • 15. Damascas Way Re-Entry Center - Golden Valley

    Damascus Way seeks to provide a structured, caring, spiritually-oriented environment that will enable men involved in the correctional system to remain crime- and chemical-free, while assisting them in meeting their individual goals.

    5730 Olson Memorial Highway, Golden Valley, 55422

    763-545-6558

  • 16. Damascas Way Re-Entry Center - Rochester

    Damascus Way seeks to provide a structured, caring, spiritually-oriented environment that will enable men involved in the correctional system to remain crime- and chemical-free, while assisting them in meeting their individual goals.

    1449 4th Ave. S.E., Rochester, 55904

    507-292-1700

  • 17. EMERGE - The North 4 Program

    EMERGE Workforce delivers training, career counseling, job placement and ongoing support for participants in an effort to develop their wage-earning and wealth-building potential and increase access to professional development. North 4 creates new pathways to success for gang or clique involved young men between the ages of 16-24 who live in North Minneapolis. The men learn leadership, workplace, and life skills, gain access to individual and group support, and opportunities to engage with the community.

    1834 Emerson Ave N, Minneapolis, 55411

    612-529-9267

  • 18. East Side Neighborhood Services

    Experienced career development counselors give you personalized help to find a job.

    1700 2nd Street NE, Minneapolis, 55413

    612-781-6011

  • 19. Elevated Career Services

    The mission of Elevated Career Services is to provide training, professional development, and employment services for those in need. We recognize that each individual?s needs are different, which is why we customize our services to meet the needs of our clients. Our goal is to help you act, and take charge of your career! We provide services for job seekers, students, entry level, mid-level, and professional workers.

    445 Minnesota Street, St. Paul, 55101

    651-256-9538

  • 20. FreedomWorks

    The Welcome Back Center is a safe, stable environment where men are supported as they tackle reentry issues unique to former prisoners. FreedomWorks helps men develop a plan to find employment, learn financial responsibility, and become productive citizens.

    2929 Emerson Ave N, Minneapolis, 55411

    612-522-9007

  • 21. Goodwill Easter Seals

    Our core programs provide employment services specifically designed for people with barriers to work. Through training, individuals gain the skills, attitudes and work behaviors needed to assist them in finding and keeping employment.

    553 Fairview Avenue N., St. Paul, 55104

    651-379-5800

  • 22. HIRED - Career Pathways

    HIRED was originally founded to provide employment counseling and support to ex-offenders, and the agency continues to develop programs to help clients with criminal convictions gain skills and find employment.

    217 Fifth Avenue North,, Minneapolis, 55401

    612-808-9500

  • 23. HIRED, Inc - Bloomington

    Intensive, one-to-one instruction on workplace skills and the job search process.

    1701 American Blvd E, Bloomington, 55425

    952-346-4083

  • 24. HIRED, Inc. - Minneapolis

    Intensive, one-to-one instruction on workplace skills and the job search process.

    1200 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, 55411

    612-529-3342

  • 25. Henry High School

    Patrick Henry High School is a diverse community that values and supports the experiences of inquiry and learning through meaningful opportunities that bring intercultural understanding to our students, and our staff.

    4320 Newton Ave North, Minneapolis, 55412

    612-408-8319

  • 26. Inter-County Community Council

    Inter-County Community Council provides a variety of services designed to help gain employment or enhance your current employment opportunities. The employment and training programs provide services to residents and businesses in Northwest Minnesota through the following programs; Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA), Minnesota Youth Program (MYP), Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), and State Dislocated Worker Program. Our Employment Case Managers provide job training and assessments for career exploration and additional employment services within our seven county service area. We provide people with career counseling and direction to determine the appropriate career paths and what actions are needed to achieve their goals. Employment and training programs provide an opportunity to make a difference in each and every person that receives services. We provide training opportunities that will help individuals gain the knowledge and experience to obtain employment.

    207 Main St, Oklee, 56742

    888-778-4008

  • 27. Merrick Community Center

    Trained staff help assess work-related skills and interests and match them to available jobs. Staff help with the initial contact and follow-up with job seekers until the right match is found.

    1669 Arcade Street N., St. Paul, 55130

    651-771-9339

  • 28. Minneapolis Urban League

    Minneapolis residents who are 22 years old or older, will develop their careers by finding meaningful employment at a livable wage or enrolling in training for advancement opportunities.

    2100 Plymouth Avenue N., Minneapolis, 55411

    612-302-3100

  • 29. North Community High School

    1500 James Ave N, Minneapolis, 55411

    612-220-5983

  • 30. Northwest Private Industry Council

    ? The Northwest Private Industry Council provides administration, oversight, and strategic direction of workforce development programs in Northwest Minnesota. By coordinating robust services, we help connect jobseekers, students and young adults to employers and businesses in the area.

    1301 Hwy 1 E, Thief River Falls, 56701

    218-683-8060

  • 31. Project for Pride in Living, Inc.

    PPL operates several businesses and job training initiatives designed to help adults with barriers to successful employment. Our job training programs succeed in preparing individuals for positions that pay a good starting wage, provide medical benefits, and opportunities for promotion.

    1035 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, 55404

    612-455-5101

  • 32. RS EDEN

    RS EDEN is a community corrections residential program for men and women and their children. There are three locations: Metro, West, and Ashland..

    1931 West Broadway, Minneapolis, 55411

    612-287-1600

  • 33. Soar Career Solutions

    Participants benefit from mentoring, case management, employment services, and support with issues such as housing and transportation.

    205 West 2nd Street, Duluth, 55802

    218-722-3126

  • 34. Summit Academy OIC

    OIC is a network of employment and training programs located across the United States and abroad bound together by a common goal: to serve the economically dependent and the un/under-employed.

    935 Olson Memorial Hwy., Minneapolis, 55405

    612-377-0150

  • 35. The Salvation Army - Minneapolis Harbor Light Center

    The Minneapolis Harbor Light Center provides emergency assistance, shelter, housing, chemical dependency treatment, transitional housing, health care services and spiritual support to its clients.

    1010 Currie Avenue, Minneapolis, 55403

    612-767-3100

  • 36. Tree Trust - YouthBuild

    Our mission is to transform lives and landscapes by engaging people to build skills for meaningful careers, inspiring people to plant trees, and making our community a greener, healthier place to live.

    2231 Edgewood Avenue S., Saint Louis Park, 55426

    612-590-2347

  • 37. Twin Cities RISE!

    The mission of Twin Cities RISE! is to provide employers with skilled workers--primarily men from communities of color in the Twin Cities area--by training under- and unemployed adults.

    1301 Bryant Ave N, Minneapolis, 55411

    612-338-0295

  • 38. Women Planting Seeds

    Women Planting Seeds offers the only program in the Twin Cities that specifically targets women coming out of incarceration. Our goal is to empower women, men and youth to live independent of systems, build healthy lifestyles and obtain sufficient employment for successful living.

    PO Box 6834, Minneapolis, 55406

    612-558-5721

  • 39. WomenVenture

    WomenVenture is a leader in providing the technical tools and emotional support to help you start and grow your business, find a new job, or develop a new career path.

    2021 E Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 55413

    612-224-9540

  • 40. Workforce Development Inc. - Rochester

    Workforce Development, Inc. serves people through career planning and pre-vocational skill training. One area of focus of Workforce Development, Inc. is working with populations dealing with multiple barriers to achieving meaningful employment.

    2070 College View Road East, Rochester, 55904

    507-252-6524

  • 41. Youth Employment Services - Duluth

    DWD?s Youth Employment Services (YES) Duluth program provides employment and education support to eligible youth and young adults that reside in Duluth and are ages 16 to 24 at time of enrollment.

    402 W 1st St, Duluth, 55802

    218-302-8400

  • 42. YouthLink - Youth Opportunity Center

    At YouthLink, we offer young people a safe and supportive environment full of resources to help them build their independence.

    41 N 12th St, Minneapolis, 55403

    612-408-8527

Data is retrieved from CareerOneStop. Last update on July 2021