Re-entry

Re-entry Help

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AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program

800 Grant Street, Suite 201, Denver CO 80203

Denver Metro

Denver

AARP's Senior Community Service Employment Program helps low-income, unemployed individuals aged 55+ find work. Their help can increase your skills, build self-confidence, and place you with a local nonprofit or public agency where you will earn a modest salary. AARP Foundation will also help the job seeker 55 and older who has been justice-involved. Call to learn more and get started with their help.

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Advocates for Change

PO Box 103392, Denver CO 80250

Denver Metro, Southeast

Denver, Colorado Springs

Advocates for Change is a nonprofit advocacy group formed by families and loved ones of those charged and/or convicted of a sex offense. They believe that some of the best support comes from individuals and family members who have been through similar struggles. General meetings are held in Denver and Colorado Springs on a regular basis that offer informative speakers and a place to meet others who may have helpful information to offer. Meeting schedule and locations are posted on the website.

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Aging and Disability Resources Colorado

locations are statewide--call for help finding resources

Statewide

Colorado has a network of twelve Aging and Disability Resources Colorado (ADRC) offices that provide information and help with accessing resources in these areas of need. Call the number below and enter your zip code. You'll be routed to the ADRC for your area of the state. It's that easy!

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Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado

24/7 helpline provides resource information

The Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado is the premier source of information and support for Coloradans living with dementia and their families and caregivers. The Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) is available around the clock, 365 days a year. Through this free service, specialists and master’s-level clinicians offer confidential support and information to people living with dementia, caregivers, families and the public.

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Anti-Recidivism Coalition

Statewide

The Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) empowers formerly and currently incarcerated people to thrive by providing a support network, comprehensive services, and opportunities to advocate for policy change.

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Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers

Statewide

The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers is an international organization dedicated to making society safer by preventing sexual abuse. ATSA promotes sound research, effective evidence-based practice, informed public policy, and collaborative community strategies that lead to the effective assessment, treatment, and management of individuals who have sexually abused or are at risk to abuse.

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Breakthrough

1644 Platte St, Ste. 400, Denver, CO 80202

formerly Defy Colorado

Denver Metro

Denver

We are a 501c3 non-profit organization that prides itself in transforming the lives of people with criminal histories and the community’s perception of the incarcerated population. Our holistic approach includes an in-facility career education program, community engagement, re-entry support, a fair opportunity hiring program, and criminal justice advocacy initiatives. We believe in humans, and in our shared humanity because we know that every person deserves to be seen, heard, and challenged to rise above their past to break through to a better tomorrow. We believe in humans and our shared humanity. A person is more than their past—and we can redefine our futures for the better. Change doesn’t just happen; it’s made. Through compassion, connection, and community, we empower individuals who have been incarcerated to embrace new possibilities and realize their true potential. Because old limitations and outdated perceptions are meant to be challenged. At this time, Breakthrough only offers services to our program graduates. If you are a Breakthrough (formerly Defy Colorado) graduate and released from prison, please contact us to learn more about the type of help we offer on the outside.

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Clean Slate Initiative

The Clean Slate Initiative is a national bipartisan coalition advancing policies to automatically clear all eligible criminal records across the United States. Check out their website for partner resources!

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Coloradans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty

Statewide

The mission of Coloradans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (CADP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing smart alternatives in order to abolish capital punishment. It consists of concerned citizens, religious leaders, political leaders, criminal defense lawyers, and relatives of murder victims. Click on website to learn more and sign up for their newsletters.

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Colorado-CURE

southern chapter

Statewide

Colorado-CURE is a nonprofit that works to provide information and support to thousands of prisoners and their families and loved ones in Colorado. Contact Michael Dell at SpikeCo558@gmail.com for the latest info on meeting plans.

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Colorado-CURE

northern chapter

Northeast

Colorado-CURE is a nonprofit that works to provide information and support to thousands of prisoners and their families and loved ones in Colorado. Northern Colorado-CURE contact is Nick Boyd at nick1951mihi@hotmail.com for current info on meeting plans.

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Colorado-CURE

state chapter

Statewide

Colorado-CURE is a nonprofit that works to provide information and support to thousands of prisoners and their families and loved ones in Colorado. Contact Dianne Tramutola-Lawson at Dianne@ColoradoCURE.org for the latest info on meeting plans. State chapters usually meet on the 4th Wednesday of the month, but are just starting up via Zoom.

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Colorado-CURE

western slope chapter

Statewide

Colorado-CURE is a nonprofit that works to provide information and support to thousands of prisoners and their families and loved ones in Colorado. Contact JoLynn Dorman at josmela@gmail.com for the latest info on meeting plans.

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Colorado’s Agencies on Aging

Statewide list of agencies to call for help--we provide link to all phone numbers and map!

Statewide

Colorado has fourteen Agencies on Aging across the state. Each Agency on Aging provides help and information about resources in their area. CLICK ON THE PDF LINK FOR THE MAP AND LIST OF AGENCIES WITH THEIR NUMBERS. Click on the website link to go to the Colorado Department of Human Services

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Common Justice

Statewide

Common Justice develops and advances solutions to violence that transform the lives of those harmed and foster racial equity without relying on incarceration. The Common Justice model is restorative-justice based and works at the local and national level.

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Community Outreach Service Center

2515 California Street, Denver CO 80205

Denver Metro

Denver

Community Outreach Service Center provides food, clothing, information about resources, job information, and drug and alcohol counseling. On Friday food is distributed next door at Agape Church from 11am to 1pm.

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CommunityWorks–AuroraWorks

10139 East Colfax Avenue, Aurora CO 80010

Denver Metro

Aurora

AuroraWorks provides career preparation & placement. Participants who complete their job seeker workshop are matched with an employment coach who provides individualized job search assistance to include resume preparation, e-mail setup if needed, interview coaching, job leads, and community referrals for housing, transportation, healthcare, counseling, childcare, food and other support services. In addition, they provide life skills assistance to help address other issues related to success--financial management, time management, conflict resolution, anger management, parenting, reconciliation, and interpersonal communication skills. Call or email through the website link to get started.

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CommunityWorks–ColoradoSpringsWorks

1652 S. Circle Drive, Colorado Springs CO 80910

WAGEES Community Partner

Southeast

Colorado Springs

Through CommunityWorks, ColoradoSpringsWorks provides career preparation & placement. Participants who complete their job seeker workshop are matched with an employment coach who provides individualized job search assistance to include resume preparation, e-mail setup if needed, interview coaching, job leads, and community referrals for housing, transportation, healthcare, counseling, childcare, food and other support services. In addition, they provide life skills assistance to help address other issues related to success--financial management, time management, conflict resolution, anger management, parenting, reconciliation, and interpersonal communication skills. Call or email through the website link to get started.

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CommunityWorks–DenverWorks

985 Santa Fe Drive, Denver CO 80204

Denver Metro

Denver

Through CommunityWorks, DenverWorks provides career preparation & placement. Participants who complete their job seeker workshop are matched with an employment coach who provides individualized job search assistance to include resume preparation, e-mail setup if needed, interview coaching, job leads, and community referrals for housing, transportation, healthcare, counseling, childcare, food and other support services. In addition, they provide life skills assistance to help address other issues related to success--financial management, time management, conflict resolution, anger management, parenting, reconciliation, and interpersonal communication skills. Call or email through the website link to get started. DenverWorks is also able to provide free Lifeline phones.

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CommunityWorks–PuebloWorks

320 West 10th Street, Pueblo CO 81003

Southeast

Pueblo

Through CommunityWorks, PuebloWorks provides career preparation & placement. Participants who complete their job seeker workshop are matched with an employment coach who provides individualized job search assistance to include resume preparation, e-mail setup if needed, interview coaching, job leads, and community referrals for housing, transportation, healthcare, counseling, childcare, food and other support services. In addition, they provide life skills assistance to help address other issues related to success--financial management, time management, conflict resolution, anger management, parenting, reconciliation, and interpersonal communication skills. Call or email through the website link to get started. PuebloWorks is also able to provide free Lifeline phones.

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Connections Prison Ministry

Connections Prison Ministry, PO Box 64261, Colorado Springs CO 80962

Statewide

Connections Prison Ministry (CPM) is a faith-based nonprofit ministry with the ultimate purpose of sharing Jesus through relationships with individuals and their families who struggle with incarceration. As relationships are built, CPM offers assistance with resources for employment, transportation, housing, cellphones, clothing, food, basic household supplies, mentorship, counsel and connections to the local church. Incarcerated men and women in most Colorado prisons can request a “Connections Prison Ministry” application through the facility Chaplain’s office. Family members and friends can also download and print a copy from the website and mail it to an incarcerated person. Completed applications should be mailed to Connections Prison Ministry, PO Box 64261, Colorado Springs CO 80962. It's best if Connections is contacted with an application prior to someone's release from prison.

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Denver Dream Center

2839 W 44 Avenue, Denver CO 80211

Denver Metro

Denver

Denver Dream Center provides multiple programs that revolve around helping returning citizens become prosocial members of the community. The THRIVE program, which is a re-entry ministry that helps men return to their community, is a great opportunity to have reentry support. They offer bible studies, and a number of other programs. For their clients, they provide help re-establishing family connections, help getting a job, and connections to health care. They also offer volunteer opportunities, character development classes, and a food, clothing and household item bank called Dream Closet. Their Families in Transition (FIT) program supports single moms.

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Denver Indian Center, Inc.

4407 Morrison Road, Denver CO 80219

Denver Metro

Denver

The Denver Indian Center Inc. (DICI) is an urban cultural gathering center for the American Indian/ Alaska Native community of the Denver Metro area, but it is also a community center for everyone. All are welcome. DICI provides programs that support the Native youth and community, including the justice-involved, with a food bank, a fantastic Workforce Program, Fatherhood Program, COVID-19 resources, and more. DICI has partnered with Metro Volunteer Lawyers in the past to deliver monthly free legal clinics and hopes to also provide those again soon.

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Denver Justice Project

The Denver Justice Project (DJP) seeks to end mass incarceration, transform law enforcement, and seek racial justice. Click on the pdf link to see their booklet "Know Your Rights."

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Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Statewide

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation helps people with a disability prepare for and find employment. Offices are located throughout Colorado, so click on the website to see the complete list of locations and phone numbers. Call to make an appointment. Many of the offices are located inside Workforce Centers. Click on Success Stories on their website to learn more about the services they provide.

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Doing His Time Prison Ministries

4045 Wadsworth Blvd, Ste 310, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Denver Metro

Wheat Ridge

Doing His Time Prison Ministry provides faith-based re-entry help for men and women coming out of incarceration. Their 72 Hour Fund provides people on probation or parole with clothes, boots, bus tokens, backpacks with hygiene items, ID document help, and job opportunities. Their Barn-a-Bus program provides low-cost/no-cost transportation for family members to get to and from correctional facilities. You can reserve a seat on the bus by calling the number listed. For all services, please call for an appointment. Walk-ins are okay, but appointments are preferred.

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Empowerment Program–WAGEES Women’s Pilot Program

1600 York Street, Denver CO 80206

WAGEES Community Partner

Denver Metro

Denver

WAGEES Programs provide re-entry services to people who have been, or are about to be, released from a correctional facility. Through this program, The Empowerment Program and Stout Street Health Center work together to provide medical, behavioral health, and vocational support services, free of charge. Current Re-Entry Services include case management, supportive services, integrative health services, medications, MAT Program, and healthcare. Within a month of your release, you may ask your DOC Case Manager to contact the WAGEES Women's Pilot Program, or you can call after your release. Use the numbers below.

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Focus Reentry

PO Box #4751, Boulder CO 80306

Denver Metro

Boulder

Focus Reentry provides mentors for men and women incarcerated in the Boulder County Jail before, during, and after their release and reentry into the community. Focus is currently providing services by appointment. Call Jane or Lindsay at the numbers below. They might be able to help you with a phone, backpack, help getting ID documents, signing up for benefits, and other resource connections.

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Freedom Fellowship

PO Box 726, Fort Collins, CO 80522

Northeast

Fort Collins

Freedom Fellowship has a ministry that's been going into several prisons. They will help people returning to this area. You must leave a message at the number and they’ll call you back. Their counselor may be able to help you find resources, and they also offer Sunday afternoon services.

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Good News Jail & Prison Ministry

Good News places Christian chaplains in prisons and jail throughout the country. They've just launched a virtual gathering feature on their website. Click on the website link to go to that page. Then scroll down the page to the bottom for links to Canon City for Arrowhead Correctional Center and La Plata County Jail.

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Hope House of Sterling

212 N. 3rd Street, Sterling CO 80751

Northeast

Sterling

Hope House of Sterling provides a safe and healthy haven for men, women, and families in northeast Colorado. Their Division Campus is for women and families and fully furnished. Their 3rd Street Campus is for single men and provides shared bedrooms with a shared kitchen and dining area. They are a WAGEES community partner and work with people coming out of DOC as well as with people on probation (and other situations on a case-by-case basis). Services include case management, connections to resources, classes, group therapy, faith-based services, life skills, and much more. You will need to fill out an application to be accepted. Call to learn more and to ask for an application.

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Human Rights Defense Center

Statewide

The Human Rights Defense Center is a non-profit organization that advocates on behalf of the human rights of people held in U.S. detention facilities. They provide Prison Legal News as well as other information about advocacy and litigation. Click on Email List on their website to sign up for their free newsletter.

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Jobs of Hope

1324 10th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80631

Northeast

Greeley

Jobs of Hope, Inc. was founded in 2013 for the purpose of providing support for men seeking to reenter the community and obtain a better quality of life. They write: "We are a faith-based non-profit focused on working to help gentlemen coming out of incarceration and/or gang-involvement leave behind years of legal problems. We believe that through Jesus’ love, case management, life skills training, assistance with employment and education we can be a bridge for our participant to reconnect with their families and community and vice-versa, to help our community engage with our participants and share our vision of seeing their potential to become positive and productive members of society." Call the number below or email info@jobsofhope.org and ask for an appointment to get started. If you don't have a phone or computer, you can also drop in and make an appointment for a later date. Jobs of Hope has transitional housing for clients of the Jobs of Hope program who are residents of Weld County. Call to learn more about The House of Hope.

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K. Project Freedom

Statewide

K. Project Freedom helps men and women coming out of prison. Their goal is to help as many people as they can to be successful after getting out. You can call them at any time of the day or night, and they will try to help. This is a new and small organization, but their heart is big, and they will try to help with what you need, including help finding a job, transportation, hygiene items, clothing, and much more. Founder Kalena Rodriguez says you can call her even if it's just to talk because you're afraid of relapsing.

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Lessons for Life Ministries

Southeast

Colorado Springs

Lessons for Life works with people during and after incarceration to aid in their personal journey with God. This includes evangelism, discipleship, and leadership. Call for more information or you may email gary@garyskinner.com.

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Life-Line

1240 W Bayaud Avenue, Denver CO 80223

Denver Metro

Denver

Life-Line works with people of all ages who struggle with substance abuse and/or are transitioning out of gangs or incarceration. They provide counseling, mentoring, case management, pro-social activities, life skills, resource connections, career exploration and job readiness training. Life-Line is a WAGEES grant provider of re-entry help for people coming out of prison. They specialize in programs that support fatherhood, gang disengagement, substance abuse, and aggression replacement.

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Loaves & Fishes Ministry

241 Justice Center Road, Canon City CO 81212

WAGEES Community Partner

Southeast

Canon City

Loaves & Fishes Ministry in Fremont County provides a food pantry, emergency shelter, housing assistance, transportation, connections to medical and mental health care, and financial assistance. Loaves & Fishes is a WAGEES grant recipient and provides re-entry services for people leaving prison in Colorado in Fremont, Chaffee, Lake, and Summit counties.

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National Council

100R Warren Street, Roxbury MA 02119

Statewide

The mission of the National Council is to end incarceration of women and girls. They do this by providing a membership platform of technical support, complex coalition building, and comprehensive resources that assist local initiatives to organize toward the shared goal of shifting from a criminal legal system to one based on human justice.

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Offender Alumni Association

Statewide

From their website, the Offender Alumni Association describes its mission as creating "a network of former offenders who inspire each other to reduce recidivism, develop healthy relationships within their communities, and provide opportunities for social, economic, and civic empowerment." Based in Alabama.

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ParadigmONE

888 Garden of the Gods, Suite 100, Colorado springs, CO 80907

WAGEES Community Partner

Southeast

Colorado Springs

ParadigmONE is located inside the parole office at 888 Garden of the Gods. They provide re-entry help, housing connections to sober living houses for men and women, mentors and peer coaching, assistance with employment connections, bus passes, and connections to other community resources. The easiest way to get into the program is to get a referral from your parole officer. You can also just walk in but it may take a little longer to get services. ParadigmONE also offers housing through their Transitional Safety Zone Program (TSZ), which provides a safe sober place to stay until you can provide a clean UA/BA and successfully transition into sober living. ParadigmONE also offer access to their recovery community center, which includes fitness classes, yoga, boxing, music, art, and much more.

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Project Avary

Online community for children with Incarcerated Parents

Statewide

Project Avary is a nonprofit that provides support for kids with an incarcerated parent. The program, which has a six-week commitment, is open to kids ages 8 to 18, and it's free. Small groups meet up together online, along with counselors who all have lived experience with parental incarceration. The meetings are a unique opportunity of connecting with other kids with the same experience of having a parent currently or formerly in prison. Groups are one hour long and held after school hours. To learn more and apply for the program, click on the website link where you'll see the link to their application. You can also call Danielle at 720-600-4925 if you have any questions.

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Reentry Coordinator for Boulder’s DA Office

1777 6th Street, Boulder CO 80302

Denver Metro

Boulder

If you have a case with the Boulder DA's office, Deb Smith will help you navigate resources. This is an innovative program for a district attorney's office to provide, so just because it's inside a DA's office, don't be afraid to reach out to get help. Deb can help you navigate resources like housing, treatment, and more. She can also help you navigate the system. Call the number below or email Deb at dsmith@bouldercounty.org to set up an appointment.

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REFORM Alliance

The mission of the REFORM Alliance is to dramatically reduce the number of people who are unjustly under the control of the criminal justice system – starting with probation and parole. They are working to change laws, policies, hearts and minds. Click on their website to learn more and to connect. Their Facebook page is a good way to follow the group.

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represent Us

Statewide

represent Us brings conservatives, progressives, and everyone in between to work on state and local laws that fix our broken elections system. They work to end political corruption, extremism and gridlock.

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Saint Francis Center Employment Services

1400 N. Williams Street (inside Althea Center), Denver CO 80218

Denver Metro

Denver

Saint Francis Center Employment Services works with individuals who are currently experiencing homelessness and those that are currently or previously justice involved. They address barriers to employment, providing comprehensive case management and workforce development. They also offer a rapid re-housing program, direct support, and transportation assistance. Guests are welcome to utilize their full service computer lab. All resources are available to guests once they have completed a one time orientation, held every Tuesday and Thursday at 9:00 am. Please call to get started.

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Schools Not Prisons

Statewide

#SchoolsNotPrisons is an online community leading a campaign to end mass incarceration. The organization uses art, music, culture and activism as a means of messaging and partnering with communities that are hardest hit by mass incarceration. You can subscribe to their mailing list via their website, take action by submitting your story, and learn about their events. Their Facebook page is a good way to follow the group.

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Second Chance Center

224 Potomac Street, Aurora, CO 80011

WAGEES Community Partner

Denver Metro

Aurora

Second Chance Center provides formerly incarcerated people and their network with education, resources, and support to successfully re-enter the community and cultivate a rewarding life. Services provided include mentoring, cognitive restructuring, pre-release and post-release planning, housing connections, employment services, transportation, addiction counseling, relationship counseling, fitness training, mental health services, food and clothing, and art therapy.

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Second Chance Center in the City

1391 Delaware Street, Denver CO 80204

Denver Metro

Denver

Second Chance Center in the City is located at 1391 Delaware St. right across the street from the city jail and next door to Subway. They are dedicated to helping individuals who are released from Denver city or county jail connect to better housing, employment opportunities, industry approved training, vocational training, transportation assistance, behavioral health assistance (mental health, substance use treatment), food relief, care management, mentoring, sober living, harm reduction services, and many other services. If you have been released from Denver city or county jail within the last year they can help you! Business hours and phone number are listed below. You do not need an appointment to see them!

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Second Chances Denver

3500 South Logan Street, Englewood CO 80113

Denver Metro

Englewood

Second Chances Denver helps women coming out of jail and prison learn valuable job skills and receive life skills guidance and technology education from volunteer coaches and peer mentors in a safe community. Their focus area includes Englewood, Sheridan, Littleton, and western Centennial. To get started, you must call the number below or email Claire at claire@secondchancesdenver.org. Their focus is women, especially single mothers and grandmothers.

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Servicios de la Raza–Main Office

3131 West 14th Avenue, Denver CO 80204

WAGEES Community Partner

Denver Metro

Denver

Servicios de la Raza is a bilingual nonprofit that provides many different programs, including health enrollment; basic emergency services such as food and clothing, mental health program, HIV/Aids services, services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and an apprenticeship program for people wanting a job in the trades. Servicios is a WAGEES grant recipient and provides a re-entry program for people leaving prison in Colorado.

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Side By Side

statewide

Side By Side provides post-release coaching as you're coming out of jail or prison. Coaching helps you identify your biggest goals, overcome any challenges you're facing, and identify the actions you need to take to achieve your vision for your life. It's all one-on-one and individualized to your life and goals. You can contact Side By Side at 720-712-1592 or info@sbstogether.org. If they don't answer, leave a voicemail and Side By Side will get back to you as soon as possible!

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Small Town Project

208 N Main Street, Rocky Ford CO 81067

Southwest

Rocky Ford

Small Town Project provides a shared workspace with the use of computers, Fiber-Internet, printers, and fax machines. They provide technical assistance to help with job search, resume building, career exploration, small business startup, and access to other local resources. They also provide a food pantry with healthy foods and organic hygiene products. Small Town Project is open to all people in southeast Colorado regardless of income, place of residence or citizenship status. WAGEES Southeast Health Group in La Junta refers people to Small Town Project for their services.

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Southeast Health Group WAGEES

711 Barnes Avenue, La Junta CO 81050

Southeast

La Junta

Southeast Health Group is a WAGEES grant provider of re-entry services. They cover six counties in southeast Colorado: Crowley, Kiowa, Otero, Bent, Prowers, and Baca. Services include goal-setting, connections toward those goals such as employment, recovery, housing, ID documents, clothes, shoes and tools for work, education, and more. Call to make an appointment. Southeast Health Group WAGEES also has a sober living house.

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The Don’t Look Back Center

14211 E 4th Avenue, Aurora CO 80011

Denver Metro

Aurora

The Don't Look Back Center provides a number of different programs for disadvantaged women & transwomen including therapy for addiction and trauma, care management for client wellness and autonomy, a transgender outreach program T.O.P. specifically for transwomen, CCAR certified recovery coaches, acu-detox treatments, and DUI education and therapy. Women & transwomen who've been in the justice system as well as self referals are very welcome. The Don't Look Back Center also provides House of Rahab, a shared living program where women and transwomen may find a safe haven together. The house provides life skills, cooking, HIV education / prevention, art therapy, naloxone classes, and a 12 step program. It costs $700 per month with a $50 administrative fee. Call to find out more about any of their services. The Center is located in Building 3, Suite 305.

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The Empowerment Program

1600 York St, Denver CO 80206

WAGEES Community Partner

Denver Metro

Denver

The Empowerment Program provides education, employment assistance, health, housing referrals, and support services for women who are in disadvantaged positions due to incarceration, poverty, homelessness, HIV/AIDS infection, and/or involvement in the criminal justice system. Call to make an appointment for their orientation which is held every Wednesday at 1:30pm. All services are free. LGBTQ friendly. Safety, support, trauma-informed help, relapse prevention, peer educators: they're all at Empowerment. EP is also a WAGEES grant provider of re-entry services for women coming out of prison.

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The Freedom Institute–Grand Junction

2867 Orchard Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81501

Western Slope WAGEES Community Partner

Northwest

Grand Junction

The Freedom Institute helps people in Grand Junction, Montrose, Rifle, Gunnison, and surrounding areas. They call their program Western Slope WAGEES. Services include job search assistance, access to computers, clothing & hygiene, bus passes, IDs, career and education mentoring, housing assistance, and a transitional housing program. The Freedom Institute has several locations in the area. Call for more information.

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The Freedom Institute–Montrose

147 East Main Street, Montrose CO 81401

Western Slope WAGEES Community Partner

Southwest

Montrose

The Freedom Institute in Montrose helps men and women in Montrose, Delta, San Miguel, Ouray, Hinsdale & Gunnison counties who are on parole and returning to the community. Services include job search assistance, access to computers, clothing & hygiene, bus passes, IDs, career and education mentoring, housing assistance, and a transitional housing program. They also call their program Western Slope WAGEES.

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The Language Project

Sponsored by The Marshall Project

Statewide

The Language Project, sponsored by The Marshall Project, helps everyone understand the importance of what we call people when we're discussing those who are involved in the system. Words matter, and not using people-first language further dehumanizes people who are incarcerated, or formerly incarcerated. Click on the website link to read their new style guidance.

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The Marshall Project

Statewide

The Marshall Project is a nonprofit journalism website that provides criminal justice news from many different locations, all on one email delivered directly to you. Click on their website to subscribe for their free newsletter.

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The Pinon Project

210 E Main Street, Cortez CO 81321

WAGEES Community Partner

Southwest

Cortez

The Pinon Project is a family resource center that provides help with family programs (parenting support, check and connect for youth, helping at-risk children, fatherhood programs, support group for parents with children with challenging behaviors and diagnosis, safe care for infant care, supervised visitation and emergency services for those facing eviction or a utility crisis). As a WAGEES grant recipient, they can refer you to help with finding a job, housing, education, peer group, and other programs in the area. COVID-19 UPDATE: They are providing support by phone and virtual classes. You may call for help with community resources.

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The Reentry Initiative (TRI)

402 Kimbark Street, 2nd floor, Longmont CO 80501

Denver Metro

Longmont

The Reentry Initiative (TRI) provides pre-release training and transitional planning inside Denver Women’s Correctional Facility. For women who complete TRI’s program, TRI provides transportation the day of release, help getting essentials the first 72 hours, and help connecting to reentry resources such as housing and employment. TRI provides housing to women graduating from their pre-release program at their 3-bedroom apartment in Longmont. TRI is also a recipient of the WAGEES Grant, which funds TRI’s Longmont Welcome Back Center located at 402 Kimbark on the second floor of Central Longmont Presbyterian Church. At this center, TRI serves both men and women referred by Longmont Parole. Call the number listed to make an appointment. Referrals may be made to Info@reentryinitiative.org.

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The Road Called STRATE

14211 E. 4th Avenue, Aurora, CO 80011

Denver Metro

Aurora

The Road Called STRATE is one of the oldest re-entry organizations in Denver and has been providing re-entry services for 25 years. They provide peer support, mentoring, employment preparation and job referrals, help getting identification documents, family reunification, fatherhood program, motherhood program, help for special needs clients, help with high school equivalency preparation, and community service. Call for an appointment.

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The Rock Found

1542 7th Ave, Greeley, CO 80631

Northeast

Greeley

The Rock Found is a nonprofit 501c3 and a partner of WAGEES grant (Work and Gain Employment and Education Services). They provide a variety of resources and services for medium to high-risk individuals that have been released from the Department of Corrections on parole. The Rock Found offers felon friendly employment resources and connections, certification and education navigation and assistance, addiction recovery support and connections, parenting classes, self-wellness groups and more. The Rock Found also has sober living/ transitional housing options for both men and women, for individuals that are able and willing to gain and maintain full time employment. For more information you may contact the Program Manager Amanda Lucas at 970-352-9571 or email amanda.lucas.trf@gmail.com.

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Together Colorado

Statewide

Together Colorado is a nonpartisan, multi-racial and multi-faith community nonprofit organization. They have a criminal justice organizing campaign that we link to directly with the website link. Click on this to learn more and sign up for their emails.

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Voice of the Experienced (VOTE)

VOTE, or Voice of the Experienced, is a grassroots organization founded and run by formerly incarcerated people, their families, and their allies. They work to restore civil rights to people impacted by the criminal justice system.

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Women Against Registry

Statewide

The vision of WAR is to abolish the sex offender registries across this nation. Women Against Registry also seeks to restore Life, Health and Freedom to all individuals who have been injured by the requirements of registration, especially innocent family members.

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Woodmen Valley Chapel Prison Ministries

290 E Woodmen Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80919

Southeast, Statewide

Colorado Springs

Woodmen Valley Chapel Ministry helps with all kinds of re-entry needs in the Colorado Springs area and statewide. They are faith-based and can refer you to many community resources, including help with employment. Call and leave a message and Howie or Taylor will call you back. You may also email Taylor.Rolse@woodmenvalley.org or Howie.Close@woodmenvalley.org.

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