Reentry Programs, Halfway Houses and Special Services
Project Hope – This site is a searchable database of Alabama reentry programs, emergency food and aid, housing assistance and much more.
Alabama Department of Corrections – The ADC offers an entire department dedicated to reentry. You may also find their re-entry and pre-release program helpful along with these reentry resources.
AIDT – AIDT offers workforce development that offers training in a wide variety of different skills. They also offer some specific services for those reentering society.
AIM (Aid to Inmate Mothers) – Their website states “To provide services to Alabama’s incarcerated women with emphasis on enhancing personal growth and strengthening the bonds between inmate mothers and their children.” AIM has a number of services they provide from healthcare, clothing and classes.
Alabama Job Link – The Alabama Job Link is a state agency that offers job help to all state residents including felons and ex-offenders. They have massive list of jobs, job programs and training and other job related services. They have career centers all over Alabama,you can find a list of workforce centers here.
New Beginnings Foundation – This organization helps felons and ex-offenders reenter society by helping find housing and jobs. They also provide spiritual support and an in prison program called “Pathway to Freedom.”
Urban League – This organization helps with jobs, housing and healthcare. They are a national agency that has helped thousands of people including felons.
The Foundry Ministries – The Foundry helps ex-felons re-enter society by helping people find jobs, housing and support. They have programs that range up to six months.
The Love Lady Center – A very powerful organization for women who are released from prison. Love Lady is a very reputable center that provides support and help for ex-offenders.
Alabama Department of Corrections – Alabama is one of the few states with an exceptional pre-release program. Please check into this as it is free of cost and very effective for curbing recidivism rates.
Shepherd’s Fold – Helps ex-offenders with jobs, finances and spiritual needs. Anti recidivism campaigns and teachings.
Alabama Christian Veterans Center of America – Help for veterans only.
Life Source – Help with drug and alcohol addiction.
Winners INC. – Help for women re-entering society.
Aid To Inmate Mothers – An organization that specializes in helping mothers behind bars and with ex-offender reentry.
Fountain House – Housing and reentry services for women. This is an extremely nice “halfway house”. You must be willing to get your GED and accept full time employment. This looks like a great place.
Renascence – This is a very nice “halfway house” that provides an excellent reentry program for ex-offenders. Please check this one out! Their website states “For men serving sentences for non-violent offenses, the lack of a willing support network is the main obstacle to beginning a successful, productive transition back into society. Renascence exists to help provide a structure to meet that need.”
YWCA Central Alabama – Their website states “Our focus is on four main areas: affordable housing, quality child development programs for children of homeless and working poor families, domestic violence services, and social justice programming.” They provide the following services – Child Care/Day Care/After School Programs, Clothing, Domestic Violence, Homeless Services/Shelters, Housing, Legal Assistance, Social Services
Alabama Justice Ministries Network – This organization offers a wide variety of help. Check out their CPR program.