Re-entry

Re-entry Help
AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program

AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program

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.

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Advocates for Change

Advocates for Change

SO

Statewide

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. Email advocates4changeafc@gmail.com

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Aging and Disability Resources Colorado

Aging and Disability Resources Colorado

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! They are assisting individuals in planning for their future long-term service and support needs, providing options counseling in a person-centered, interactive decision-support process, providing coordinated and streamlined access to information and assistance, and providing personalized and consumer-friendly assistance to empower individuals to make informed decisions

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Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado

Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado

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

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

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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AuroraWorks

AuroraWorks

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, email 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. Part of CommunityWorks

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Breakthrough

Breakthrough

formerly Defy Colorado

Denver Metro

Denver

Breakthrough is 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 (chance) 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. Through compassion, connection, and community, we empower individuals who have been incarcerated to embrace new possibilities and realize their true potential. At this time, Breakthrough only offers reentry care management 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. If you are not a Breakthrough graduate, but looking for community support we encourage you to join us at Circle of Hope, a peer led program designed to support participants in fostering self-freeing beliefs, resilience, and self-care through peer support. The program aims to explore various growth topics each week, such as mindset, fear of failure, and imposter syndrome, to help participants develop a growth-oriented mindset.

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CDOC Denver Community Re-entry Center

CDOC Denver Community Re-entry Center

Denver Metro

Denver

The Colorado Department of Corrections has a Community Reentry Center that provides help preparing for and finding a job. The Community Reentry Center is for people on parole only, although they may be able to provide resource information. COVID-19 UPDATE: PEOPLE HAVE BEEN WORKING VIRTUALLY SINCE THE EPIDEMIC BUT MAY BE RETURNING TO THE OFFICE IN EARLY JUNE.

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Christ’s Body Ministries

Christ’s Body Ministries

Denver Metro

Denver

Christ's Body Ministries provides respite care, a day shelter, food, clothing, showers, laundry, and more. They also provide transitional housing for people leaving incarceration from CDOC.

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Christlife Ministries

Christlife Ministries

Southeast CO

Pueblo

Christlife Ministries provides transitional housing, parenting programs, job preparation, peer navigation for substance abuse, and life skills.

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Clean Slate Initiative

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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Coalition for Prisoners’ Rights Newsletter

Coalition for Prisoners’ Rights Newsletter

Statewide

The Coalition publishes a newsletter online that you can print off and mail into friends and family members.

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Coalition for Sexual Offense Restoration

Coalition for Sexual Offense Restoration

Statewide

CSOR provides information and support for people convicted of a sexual offense and their family members. The organization supports those who have committed a sexual offense and their families and friends through the establishment of a coalition of organizations and individuals providing different kinds of support.

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Coloradans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty

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 Criminal Justice Reform Coalition

Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition

Statewide

Denver

CCJRC is a nonprofit organization with the mission to eliminate the overuse of the criminal justice system and advance community health and safety. CCJRC advocates for holistic, effective, and just public safety strategies.

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Colorado Freedom Fund

Colorado Freedom Fund

Get help posting a cash bond

Statewide

Denver

The Colorado Freedom Fund helps people being held as a pretrial detainee who need help posting bond. Click on the website link below and you'll see the Request Help Here button.

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Colorado-CURE

Colorado-CURE

northern chapter

Northeast CO

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

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

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

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

Colorado’s Agencies on Aging

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

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ColoradoSpringsWorks

ColoradoSpringsWorks

Southeast CO

Colorado Springs

Through CommunityWorks, ColoradoSpringsWorks provides career preparation & placement. They provide a four-day training to develop soft and hard skills and goal mapping, apprenticeship programs, barbershop, clothing closet, help getting identification documents, and other supportive services. Call or email through the website link to get started. You can also just walk in. Part of CommunityWorks and a WAGEES Partner

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Common Justice

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 Connections Center (C-3)

Community Connections Center (C-3)

Denver Metro

Lakewood

C3 provides referrals, resources, and services for people who live in Jefferson County, including those who've been incarcerated. C3 provides connections to health care, substance use treatment, GED, computer lab, life skills, trade skills, documents, food, clothing, and much more. They work cooperatively and collaboratively to provide referrals, resources, and services to Jefferson County justice-involved individuals, in a single location.

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Community Outreach Service Center

Community Outreach Service Center

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 (Statewide Locations)

CommunityWorks (Statewide Locations)

Statewide

CommunityWorks empowers the unemployed and those with re-entry barriers to employment to become self-supporting through job preparation and placement. They meet individuals where they are at to help them remove barriers and find stable employment. Since 1995, CommunityWorks has provided customized hands-on training, immersive experiences and comprehensive connections to every job-seeker who walks through the doors. 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. Empowering individuals toward career pathways -- Same day admission, No entry charge.

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Connections Prison Ministry

Connections Prison Ministry

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Statewide

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. Reach out to Peter Kim at pjkim@connectionsprisonministry.org

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Denver Dream Center

Denver Dream Center

Denver Metro

Denver

The Denver Dream Center provides multiple programs that help the community in diverse ways. From Adopt-a-Block, Thrive, Street Team, FIT (families in transition), Youth, to Dream Closet, we provide assistance, resources, prayer, and love to all who pass through our doors. Whether you are reentering society from incarceration, need to reestablish family connections, a job, health care, food, clothing, or household items, we strive to meet every need while offering volunteer opportunities, character development, and assistance to all ages to help find stability.

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Denver Indian Center, Inc.

Denver Indian Center, Inc.

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

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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DenverWorks

DenverWorks

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. Part of CommunityWorks

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Discovery Café (Rifle)

Discovery Café (Rifle)

Northwest CO

Rifle

Discovery Café is an organization that offers peer to peer support and access to needed services to those who are experiencing barriers stemming from addiction, homelessness, or justice involvement. They help create a safe place so that members have a healthy form of community and assist them in building their lives back together. They network with local resources to help their members get connected with whatever they may need, paying close attention to each individual and creating member-led solutions. The founder, Gabriel Cohen, is a man in recovery who has overcome the many barriers faced after incarceration, homelessness, and addiction. He strives to give back to his community by sharing his experience and epitomizing a healthy life in recovery. The Rifle location is housed within the Rifle Branch Library. The Glenwood Springs location is in Roaring Fork Methodist Church.

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Doing His Time Prison Ministries

Doing His Time Prison Ministries

Denver Metro

Wheat Ridge

Doing HIS Time Prison Ministry provides faith-based re-entry assistance for men and women coming out of incarceration on probation or parole. We also accept those who are Direct Sentence. Our 72 Hour Fund provides all clients with work/casual clothing, professional attire, backpacks, one month supply of hygiene, State I.D. and Birth Certificate vouchers. We also offer transportation assistance with RTD 10 ride ticket booklets as well as a limited number of monthly bus passes. We have a list of employers who will hire any and all parolees as long as they are not homeless.

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Families Against Mandatory Minimums

Families Against Mandatory Minimums

Statewide

FAMM’s mission is to create a more fair and effective justice system that respects our American values of individual accountability and dignity while keeping our communities safe.

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Focus Reentry

Focus Reentry

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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Good News Jail & Prison Ministry

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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Homeward Alliance Reentry Program

Homeward Alliance Reentry Program

Northeast CO

Fort Collins

Homeward Alliance’s Re-entry Program is located inside The Murphy Center. As a WAGEES grant recipient, their re-entry program provides employment services, resource navigation and housing connections to individuals exiting the Colorado Department of Corrections.

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Hope House of Sterling

Hope House of Sterling

Northeast CO

Sterling

Hope House serving Northeastern Colorado supports men, women and families seeking support either through Hope House and/or a connection to another organization that may support their need. They are one of the WAGEES Community Partners that support CDOC individuals. We have a small housing program which is dedicated to men only at this time. Services include case management, connections to resources, classes, group therapy, faith-based services, life skills, and much more. For an application or more information you may visit their website.

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Human Rights Defense Center

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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Impact Empowerment Group

Impact Empowerment Group

Denver Metro

Denver

IEG provides programs in education, employment, and entrepreneurship. They can help you get out of a gang, make different choices, provide mentoring and help finding a job, improve your education, develop a career, become an entrepreneur, and more. Walk-ins are welcome.

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Infinite Hope and Restoration Ministries (IHRM)

Infinite Hope and Restoration Ministries (IHRM)

Southeast CO

Colorado Springs

IHRM is a loving faith-based non-profit 501(c)3 reentry organization for women and mothers. Our purpose is to provide support and resources to help women and mothers rebuild their lives and find hope after incarceration.

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Jobs of Hope

Jobs of Hope

Northeast CO

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.

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K. Project Freedom

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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Lesson for Life Ministries Prison Talk

Lesson for Life Ministries Prison Talk

Southeast CO

Colorado Springs

Lessons for LIfe Ministries provides Prison Talk's Lessons for Life, a free downloadable program for people following release from incarceration. Click on the website link to access the program. They also currently meet on Thursday nights from 7:00pm – 8:30pm at 16 N. Union in Colorado Springs.

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Lessons for Life Ministries

Lessons for Life Ministries

Southeast CO

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

Life-Line

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

Loaves & Fishes Ministry

WAGEES Community Partner

Southeast CO

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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Mean Street Ministry

Mean Street Ministry

Denver Metro

Lakewood

Mean Street Ministry is a faith-based nonprofit serving the homeless and the working-poor along West and East Colfax Avenue. They provide counseling, street outreach, showers, a food bank and a café. Look for their resource guide on their website.

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Mercy Today Ministries & Church

Mercy Today Ministries & Church

Southwest CO

Canon City

Mercy Today Ministries provides a free lunch every Tuesday from 11am-1pm and the food bank is open on Tuesdays from 10am-1pm. They work with DOC on pre-release and re-entry and provide backpacks, hygiene, and mentoring by appointment. You may write them at PO Box 1973, Cañon City, CO 81215 or call before you get out.

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National Association for Rational Sexual Offense Laws

National Association for Rational Sexual Offense Laws

Statewide

NARSOL opposes dehumanizing registries and works to eliminate discrimination, banishment, and vigilantism against persons accused or convicted of sexual offenses. Their website has many resources. Note: NARSOL will not provide legal assistance, legal advice or attorney recommendations.

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National Council

National Council

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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Nxt Chapter

Nxt Chapter

Denver Metro

Denver

Nxt Chapter provides individuals with essentials upon release from incarceration. They help provide the essentials to include clothing, hygiene & transportation assistance. They also assist clients with navigating the process in obtaining I.D. cards. Nxt Chapter also helps clients get connected to employment opportunities. Call & leave a voicemail to set up an appointment

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Offender Alumni Association

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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Open Door Ministries

Open Door Ministries

Denver Metro

Denver

Open Door Ministries offers housing programs, youth programs for all ages, leadership development, and outreach programs. They have an all-encompassing philosophy of finding what works for everyone in need. Contact their website for details on how to get involved.

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ParadigmONE (WAGEES)

ParadigmONE (WAGEES)

Now Hazelbrook Community Center

Southeast CO

Colorado Springs

Paradigm One is Now Hazelbrook Community Center

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Prison Legal News

Prison Legal News

Statewide

Prison Legal News provides a newsletter that reports on criminal justice issues with an emphasis on prisoners' rights. Click on website and look for the box where you can sign up for their free email newsletter.

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Project Avary

Project Avary

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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PuebloWorks

PuebloWorks

Southeast CO

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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Re-entry Coordinator for Boulder’s DA Office

Re-entry Coordinator for Boulder’s DA Office

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

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

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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REshape

REshape

SO

Denver Metro

REshape offers case management and resource coordination that assists individuals by helping with resume building, applications (such as Medicaid and Food Stamps), potential waivers, identification cards, registering as sex offenders, finding employment, finding housing, and connecting with mental health and substance abuse counseling. They can also help with de-registration. Email reshapeminds@gmail.com for any additional information.

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Restoring Connections

Restoring Connections

Denver Metro

Denver

Restoring Connections, formerly called the Center for Spirituality at Work, provides mentoring for incarcerated women through Making Choices. Upon release, graduates of their mentoring program participate in advocacy efforts and help to train new volunteers.

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Saint Francis Center Employment Services

Saint Francis Center Employment Services

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

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

Second Chance Center

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

Second Chance Center

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. Their Advanced Care Coordinator helps justice-involved people who are fifty and older, currently incarcerated and anticipating release, as well as those who have reentered the community. They help with housing, employment, mentoring, SSI/SSDI, and all needs associated with reintegrating seniors into society after periods of incarceration. Call Rick Ostring at the number below or email him at rick@scccolorado.org.

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Second Chance Center in the City

Second Chance Center in the City

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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Servicios de La Raza–Main Office

Servicios de La Raza–Main Office

Denver Metro

Denver

Servicios de La Raza is a bilingual health and human services non-profit that provides a wide range of free opportunities in Spanish and English. Servicios currently offers behavioral health services, health insurance enrollment, re-entry services for adult offenders and justice involved youth, services for victims of domestic violence and general crime, substance misuse services, a food pantry and clothing bank, HIV and STI services, financial empowerment services, employment, education, and training opportunities, resource fairs, a youth empowerment program, and COVID vaccination and health screening clinics. Servicios is a WAGEES recipient and provides re-entry services pre and post release, so clients can have a positive path forward when re-integrating in the community with all the support they need.

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Small Town Project

Small Town Project

Southwest CO

Rocky Ford

Small Town Project provides a shared workspace with the use of computers, 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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SOL Research

SOL Research

Statewide

The SOL Research website was established to provide factual information about sex laws and their effects on people and society.

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Southeast Health Group WAGEES

Southeast Health Group WAGEES

Southeast CO

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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Spero Justice Center

Spero Justice Center

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Struggle of Love Foundation

Struggle of Love Foundation

Denver Metro

Denver

Struggle of Love Foundation helps disadvantaged youth and families, providing opportunities and support in the community. They have a weekly food pantry, sports and mentoring program, and more.

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The Don’t Look Back Center

The Don’t Look Back Center

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

The Empowerment Program

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 Empowerment Program–WAGEES Women’s Pilot Program

The Empowerment Program–WAGEES Women’s Pilot Program

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. You may also ask your parole officer, a CRES officer, or call and ask to refer yourself.

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The Freedom Institute–Grand Junction

The Freedom Institute–Grand Junction

Northwest CO

Grand Junction

The Freedom Institute helps people in Grand Junction, Montrose, 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.

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The Freedom Institute–Montrose

The Freedom Institute–Montrose

Southwest CO

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 are by appointment only and include job search assistance, access to computers, clothing & hygiene, bus passes, IDs, career and education mentoring, housing assistance, and a transitional housing program. The program is also known as Western Slope WAGEES. Western Slope WAGEES Community Partner

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The Innocence Project

The Innocence Project

Statewide

The Innocence Project works to exonerate the wrongly convicted through DNA testing and to reform the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.

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The Language Project

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

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 NXT Chapter

The NXT Chapter

Denver Metro

Denver

The NXT Chapter provides basic necessities and resources for formerly incarcerated people in the initial days after their release, including food, clothing, basic hygiene, and employment. NXT Chapter also provides support and an ongoing re-entry curiculum with the ultimate goal of helping people navigate the challenges they will encounter as they reintegrate into society. To leanr more about NXT Chapter or to enroll in their program, visit their website below.

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The Pinon Project

The Pinon Project

WAGEES Community Partner

Southwest CO

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)

The Reentry Initiative (TRI)

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

The Road Called STRATE

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. Office is in building five.

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The Rock Found

The Rock Found

Northeast CO

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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The Sentencing Project’s Campaign to End Life Imprisonment

The Sentencing Project’s Campaign to End Life Imprisonment

Learn more about the effort to end life imprisonment sentences at this website. You can sign up for their newsletters, learn how to take action, and more.

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Together Colorado

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)

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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Voluntad

Voluntad

Denver Metro

Denver

Voluntad, formerly known as Street's Hope, helps people who have experienced human trafficking and exploitation. They meet each person on their unique journey, encouraging safety and prevention of further trauma.

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Women Against Registry

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

Woodmen Valley Chapel Prison Ministries

Southeast CO

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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