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Reentry Programs in North Carolina

Here are 20 non-profits organizations that assist ex-offenders finding employment in North Carolina:

  • 1. Barnabas House of Northeastern North Carolina

    Barnabas House is a Christian residential program that prepares released inmates and others who have life controlling addictions to reintegrate into society and to become productive members of the community.

    PO Box 1205, Elizabeth City, 27906


  • 2. Central Carolina Community College - YouthBuild

    Central Carolina YouthBuild provides guidance and opportunity for local youth who have previously been met with barriers to achieving goals. Through YouthBuild, students will earn their GED or Adult High School Diploma, along with an industry-recognized credential in construction, culinary or nursing. Students will engage in leadership activities so that upon graduation from YouthBuild they are on a clear path to post-secondary education and gainful employment leading to individual, family and community impact.

    145 Olive Farm Drive, Sanford, 27332


  • 3. Community Success Initiative

    CSI provides small group trainings and individual mentoring in general life skills, leadership, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and areas related to transitioning back into family and community life.

    1830-B Tillery Place, Raleigh, 27604


  • 4. Delancey Street Foundation

    Delancey Street is a residential self-help organization for former substance abusers, ex-convicts, homeless individuals. The average resident has been a hard-core drug and alcohol abuser, has been in prison, and is unskilled.

    811 N. Elm Street, Greensboro, 27401


  • 5. Durham JobLink Ex-Offender Program

    The Durham JobLink Ex-Offender Program provides intensive screening and evaluation for offenders based on their individual needs, workshops to provide assistance with professional development, i.e. resume and employment history, preparing an application, job interviewing skills, utilizing community resources, job retention, and soft skill development to offenders that are job ready.

    807 E Main Street, Durham, 27701


  • 6. EDSI - Helping Youth

    Youth work with a Career Advisor to create a Career Pathway Plan toward sustainability in a field that capitalizes on the youth?s unique talents. Our cohort program design allows youth to move through the program as a group, learning teamwork skills and providing support to each other as they share similar experiences. We target youth who may face substantial barriers to employment: those who are in the foster system, at risk of dropping out of school or facing poverty and other challenges. Our In-School and Out-of-School Youth programs help clients gain the skills they need for high-demand jobs in their communities. We provide training, workshops, field trips, mentoring and internships that allow youth to explore new areas and find out what they are good at.

    1649 Old Louisburg Road, Raleigh, 27604


  • 7. Exodus Homes

    Exodus Homes is a faith-based United Way agency, offering transitional and permanent supportive housing for homeless recovering addicts, alcoholics, and formerly incarcerated people returning to our community from treatment programs and prison.

    610 4th St. SW, Hickory, 28602


  • 8. Goodwill Career Connections - Peters Creek Parkway

    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.

    2760 Peters Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, 27127


  • 9. Goodwill Career Connections - University Parkway

    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.

    2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem, 27115


  • 10. Harnett County JobLink Center

    1137 E Cornelius Harnett Blvd, Lillington, 27546


  • 11. InStepp

    The Employment Re-entry Assistance Program, (ERA) program provides job placement assistance, training and mentoring to women offenders in Durham County

    400 W. Main Street, Durham, 27701


  • 12. Jones County Career Resource Center

    Under WIOA, comprehensive youth services include the following elements: Tutoring, study skills training, instruction and evidence-based dropout prevention and recovery strategies that lead to completion of the requirements for a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent (including a recognized certificate of attendance or similar document for individuals with disabilities) or for a recognized postsecondary credential; Alternative secondary school services, or dropout recovery services, as appropriate; Paid and unpaid work experiences that have academic and occupational education as a component of the work experience, which may include the following types of work experiences: (i) Summer employment opportunities and other employment opportunities available throughout the school year; (ii) Pre-apprenticeship programs; (iii) Internships and job shadowing; and (iv) On-the-job training opportunities; Occupational skill training, which includes priority consideration for training programs that lead to recognized postsecondary credentials that align with in-demand industry sectors or occupations in the local area involved, if the Local WDB determines that the programs meet the quality criteria described in WIOA sec. 123; Education offered concurrently with and in the same context as workforce preparation activities and training for a specific occupation or occupational cluster; Leadership development opportunities, including community service and peer-centered activities encouraging responsibility and other positive social and civic behaviors; Supportive services; Adult mentoring for a duration of at least 12 months, that may occur both during and after program participation; Follow-up services for not less than 12 months after the completion of participation; 10. Comprehensive guidance and counseling, which may include drug and alcohol abuse counseling, as well as referrals to counseling, as appropriate to the needs of the individual youth; Financial literacy education; Entrepreneurial skills training; Services that provide labor market and employment information about in-demand industry sectors or occupations available in the local area, such as career awareness, career counseling, and career exploration services; and Activities that help youth prepare for and transition to postsecondary education and training. Contact ECWDB or a WIOA Youth Training Provider in your county today to learn more about how we can help connect you to a good job, training and a bright future. For more information on the WIOA Young Adult Program, check out the video WIOA Young Adult Orientation by clicking here.

    509 Highway 58 North, Trenton, 28585


  • 13. Leading into New Communities

    Re-entry involves any program, initiative, or partnership that addresses the issues necessary to ensure that people returning from incarceration successfully transition and maintain a crime free existence post release. The mission of the Leading into New Communities Re-entry Task Force is to provide intervention and support services to prevent individuals from returning to prison and/or jail.

    222 Division Drive, Wilmington, 28402

    910-762- 4635

  • 14. OIC of Wilson - SOAR

    The SOAR program applies a comprehensive “reentry” strategy to address a range of challenges to help formerly incarcerated young adults make a successful transition back into their communities. This program takes a surgical approach to reduce recidivism using the evidence-based model, Integrated Re-entry, and Employment Strategies (IRES) to place participants on a sustainable career path, while working to prevent future involvement with the justice system.

    801 Reid St. East, Wilson, 27893


  • 15. Passage Home - Raleigh

    Passage Home is a nationally recognized faith-based nonprofit community development corporation that has been serving Wake County, NC for over 17 years. Our programs are focused in four main areas: housing and support services, economic development, youth development, and neighborhood revitalization.

    513 Branch St., Raleigh, 27601


  • 16. Project Reentry

    Project Reentry offers a variety of services. Post-release services provide short-term personal and vocational support for participants as they adapt to life after prison and work toward self-sufficiency.

    1398 Carrollton Crossing Drive, Kernersville, 27284


  • 17. Richmond Community Support Center (RCSC)

    The NEXTGEN Program provides a comprehensive year-round approach to youth services which blend youth developmental activities like leadership and mentoring with those of the traditional employment and training system. The NEXTGEN Program is designed to help at risk youth, 16-24 years old, be successful at school and in employment. Individuals who believe they may qualify are encouraged to apply for WIOA services. Upon acceptance into the NEXTGEN program an individual would be offered a mix of services that may include: tutoring/study skills training, internships and job shadowing, adult mentoring, leadership development and case management. In addition, the NEXTGEN program provides the possibility of summer employment opportunities when approval and funding permits.

    412 Maple Ave, Burlington, 27216


  • 18. Stepup Ministries

    StepUp Ministry is a community of diverse faiths that partners with adults and children in the shared goal of stable lives through Jobs and Life Skills training. We primarily assist low-income, homeless, jobless and underemployed individuals and their children, with special resources for veterans.

    1701 Oberlin Road, Raleigh, 27608


  • 19. Suit Up Charlotte

    Suit Up helps people acquire the life-changing skills and attitudes needed to overcome challenging circumstances, find sustained employment, and become valuable contributors to their families,their employers, and their communities.

    2801 Crisman St., Charlotte, 28202


  • 20. The Center for Community Transitions - Life Works!

    The Center for Community Transitions is a non profit organization with a mission to improve the quality of life in Charlotte-Mecklenburg by restoring offenders to their families and the community, helping them find work and reducing recidivism.

    5301 Wilkinson Blvd., Charlotte, 28208


Data is retrieved from CareerOneStop. Last update on July 2021