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Reentry Programs/ Services

Aid to Incarcerated Mothers (AIM)

Provides comprehensive clinical legal advocacy and other support to women in and out of prison. Services include, therapy, psycho pharmacology, emergency assistance, groups, parenting classes, and relapse prevention. Intakes are done on Monday
434 Mass Ave. Suite 503 Boston MA, 02118
888-246-4302 OR 617-5360058

Bridging the Gap

Twelve- unit life skills curriculum for youth ages 12 to 18, focused on prevention or intervention. Upon graduation the court involved youth have their criminal records cleared.
Salvation Army. 1500 Washington St. Boston MA, 02118
617-318-6900

Coming Home Directory

This online Directory is a compilation of services available to ex-offenders returning to or living in communities in Greater Boston. The Directory presents important information for ex-offenders, corrections practitioners and policymakers, as well as those with an interest in accessing services for ex-offenders, including their families and friends, volunteers and other service providers.

Community Justice

Advocates Community Justice programs support men and women whose involvement in the criminal justice system is rooted in behavioral health problems, such as addiction, mental health conditions, or trauma. Our programs address these underlying causes by connecting participants to appropriate treatment, housing, vocational opportunities and social services, so that they can lead healthy and productive lives in the community.

Dismas House

Dismas is Family. You feel welcome whenever you enter any of our homes. Since 1988, Dismas House has been welcoming former prisoners back to greater Worcester. In our homes, Dismas House, the Dismas Family Farm, and the Father John Brooks House, former prisoners are engaged in the hard work of rebuilding lives, and rekindling hope for themselves and their families. Families, volunteer Board members, live-in international students, and church volunteers help create the family atmosphere by breaking bread with residents and spending time with them. Our dedicated staff - many former prisoners themselves - provide key educational, recovery, and reentry tools to our residents.

Felon Friendly Jobs in Massachusetts - Search Massachusetts Felon Friendly Jobs Listings | Monster.com

Find Massachusetts Felon Friendly jobs on Monster. Search for Felon Friendly job opportunities in Massachusetts and apply for the job that's right for you.

Gavin Foundation TIP Program

TIP program is an intensive alternative to sentencing program for those charged with violent crimes that are combined with substance abuse. It is a 30 week program and participants are referred by the courts.
675 East 4th St. South Boston MA, 02127
617-269-2933

Get Involved!

Prisoners' Legal Services promotes the safe, humane and lawful treatment of Massachusetts prisoners through civil rights litigation, administrative advocacy, client counseling, and outreach to policy makers and the public.

InnerCity Weightlifting reduces youth violence by connecting proven-risk young people with new networks and opportunities, including meaningful career tracks in and beyond personal fitness. We use the gym to replace segregation and isolation with economic mobility and social inclusion, disrupting the system that leads to urban street violence.

Trains personal trainers pays 20 to 60 per hour. Works with very high risk clients.

Jobs For Felons – Companies That Hire Felons – Successful Release

This list is meant to be used to help identify employers that are more open to hiring those who have a record and provide guidance on how to best approach them. Below is a list of companies that we have personally contacted for information regarding jobs for felons. This is not a list that was copied from other sources. We contacted each company to get answers to the following questions:

Jobs For Felons In Boston, Massachusetts

If you're a felon looking for a job in Boston, Massachusetts we can help. Our list of felon friendly employers will help you become employed again.

Job Training and Education
The Homeless Services Bureau of the Boston Public Health Commission has two paid, hands-on job-training programs, The Work Experience Program and The Serving Ourselves Program. The Homeless Services Bureau also has an educational and employment program, Project Lighthouse, which is available to program clients and emergency shelter guests.
​Each program recognizes an individual’s needs and struggles and seeks to support clients in moving beyond shelter. Clients graduate by first re-entering the workforce and gaining new skills, and then finding independent employment.
To benefit clients in the recovery process a relapse-sensitive approach is taken by offering individual and group substance abuse meetings. Referrals to outside services are also available to these clients as necessary.

The following services are offered to clients:
•Case management
•Physical and mental health services
•Housing placement assistance
•Job search and placement assistance
•Access to private health insurance
•Life skills training

McGrath House Pre-Release

McGrath House is a 30-bed facility serving female offenders referred by the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the Massachusetts Parole Board. All McGrath House women receive comprehensive case management services, with the goal of successful reentry to their home communities. The services at McGrath House are provided in a gender-responsive environment, geared to meet the unique and complicated needs of the women involved with the program. The average length of stay at McGrath House is approximately 5 months.
699 Mass Ave Boston MA, 02118
617-482-2520

Partakers

Partakers supports Massachusetts prison education by coordinating teams of volunteers who mentor inmates as they attend the Boston University Prison Education Program.Through the College Behind Bars mentoring program, inmates build trusting relationships, enhance skills critical to completing a college degree, and increase their changes for success when returning the community.
230 Central st. Auburndale MA, 02466
617-795-2725

Phoenix East Residential Treatment Program For Adolescent Males

Located in Haverhill, Massachusetts and operating since 1971, Phoenix East is a residential treatment program for adolescent males between the ages of 12 and 18 referred by DCF. Average stay is 6-9 months. Also have the Pathways Program for Girls

76 Winter st. Haverhill MA, 01830
978-373-3333

Returning Citizens | Boston.gov

Our office supports those who return to Boston after being released from state, federal, and county facilities each year.

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Roca

Roca

Roca has had unparalleled success altering the life trajectories of America's most high-risk young people - the young people that are involved in crime, engaged in dangerous behaviors, have rejected help, have dropped out of school, and are simply too difficult for other programs to serve. Provides job training and GED courses for young adults 16-26 as well as educational and vocational programs, street and gang out reach, and leadership-skills training.
101 Park St. Chelsea MA, 02150
617-889-5210

Roxbury Youthworks: Female Focused Initiative

Provides effective educational, recreational, and cultural programing for young women who are involved in the juvenile justice system.
257 Roxbury st. Roxbury MA, 02119
617-708-1380

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Sistah to Sistah

Sistah to Sistah

Roxbury District Court
85 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119
617-427-7000 x 434

12 week self empowerment and psycho-educational group for female offenders. MEets on Tuesdays from 5:30pm-7:30pm with no cost. Participation may qualify as community service hours.

Span, Inc.

Span, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt corporation based in Boston dedicated to assisting people who have been in prison to address the issues that brought them to prison.

Our mission is to assist people who are or have been in prison to achieve healthy, productive and meaningful lives.

We believe that breaking the cycles of addiction, unemployment, crime, and imprisonment benefits everyone - victims, offenders, families, and communities. By treating our clients with dignity and respect and by encouraging them to take advantage of the life-changing tools we offer, we are fulfilling our duty to help these men and women who are in need to rebuild their lives.

105 Chauncy st 6th Floor
Boston MA, 02111
617-423-2717

Turning Point Re-Entry Program

Volunteers of America is one of the nation's largest nonprofit providers of quality affordable housing for families, elderly, and people with disabilities.

The Homeless Services Bureau of the Boston Public Health Commission operates the Wyman Re-entry Center, a 90-day residential substance abuse recovery program for men involved in the court system. The Wyman Re-entry Center provides services twenty-four hours a day, seven days per week.

Services offered include:

•Substance abuse counseling

•Case management

•Criminal/legal advocacy

Eligibility:

•Homeless

•Male

•Seeking a safe and sober environment upon release from court or incarceration

•Actively working on finding a job or job training

•18 years of age or older

•Participation in the educational and/or support groups offered

•Established commitment to sobriety

Referrals can come from state or county correctional facilities, drug courts, shelter, parole offices, or agencies providing services to homeless ex-offenders.

For more information, please call (617) 534-6187

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