Re-entry Orgs

Connecting with a re-entry organization is one of the best steps you can take. Many re-entry organizations function as a one-stop shop where you can get job training/placement, clothing, a phone, help getting ID docs and low-cost bus passes, other resources, and referrals to other agencies. Re-entry organizations usually have staff who were formerly incarcerated and understand re-entry from personal experience.

If one organization isn’t right for you, try another one.  It really can help to network through a re-entry organization.

TIP: Re-entry organizations are THE gatekeepers to other resources that you may need. We can’t list everything on Remerg.com, so be sure to check with a re-entry org when you need something!

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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 Because old limitations and outdated perceptions are meant to be challenged.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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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