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Our organization, Help For Felons, maintains and updates our list of reentry programs in California regularly. If you operate or know of a reentry program that is not listed please submit your information here.

Below you will find organizations that specialize in the following:

  • Reentry Programs for ex-offenders
  • Halfway Houses
  • Programs for Parolees
  • Felons Rights
  • Emergency Food, Clothing and Shelter
  • Free or Low Cost Healthcare Clinics and Pharmacies

List of Reentry Programs in California

Custody to Community Transitional Reentry Program (CCTRP)3050 Armstrong St, San Diego, CA 92111 – “The Custody to Community Transitional Reentry Program (CCTRP) allows eligible offenders with serious and violent crimes committed to State prison to serve their sentence in the community at a CCTRP as designated by the Department, in lieu of confinement in State prison and at the discretion of the Secretary.  The CCTRP will provide a range of rehabilitative services that assist with alcohol and drug recovery, employment, education, housing, family reunification, and social support.”

  • San Diego – 112 bed facility
  • Santa Fe Springs – 112 bed facility
  • Bakersfield – 75 bed facility
  • Stockton – 50 bed facility
  • Sacramento – 50 bed facility

Santa Clara County Reentry Services – 151 W Mission St, San Jose, CA 95110

A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project (women only) – 9512 S Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90002 – (323) 563-3575 – A New Way of Life Reentry Project provides housing, case management, pro-bono legal services, advocacy and leadership development for women rebuilding their lives after prison.

Cal State San Bernardino Reentry Initiative – 250 S Lena Rd, San Bernardino, CA 92408 – (909) 327-2981

Sacramento C​​ommunity Based Coalition (SCBC) – (916) 228-3377 – A wide variety of academic, case management, employment, life skills, and treatment services are offered.

Locations include:

  • 10170 Missile Way, Mather, CA 95655
  • 3680 Industrial Blvd., Suite 100 H, West Sacramento, CA 95691
  • 1915 Grass Valley Highway, Suite 400, Auburn, CA 95603
  • 11801 Go For Broke Road, Roseville, CA 95678
  • 2780 E. Gibson Road, Woodland, CA 95776

Visalia Re-Entry Center – 1845 S Court St, Visalia, CA 93277 – (559) 732-5550 – “The Visalia Reentry Center (VRC) is a State of California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) licensed adult residential alcohol and/or drug abuse recovery or treatment facility.”

Root & Rebound – 1730 Franklin St #300, Oakland, CA 94612 – (510) 279-4662

California Reentry Program (San Quentin State Prison Only) “The California Reentry Program is a comprehensive, multi-faceted program aimed at meeting all of the most vital needs of prisoners facing parole. Our team of volunteers meet with prisoners at San Quentin State Prison and provide individualized assistance based on their needs and location of parole.”

Homeboy Industries – 130 W Bruno St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 – (323) 526-1254 – “From tattoo removal to mental health services, our mission is to provide the vital resources needed for formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women to reclaim their identity and become contributing members of our community.”

  • Tattoo Removal
  • Education
  • Workforce Development
  • Solar Panel Training
  • Case Managers + Navigators
  • Substance Abuse Support
  • Mental Health
  • Legal

Halfway Houses & Transitional Housing

Delancey Street Foundation – “Delancey Street is the country’s leading residential self-help organization for former substance abusers, ex-convicts, homeless and others who have hit bottom. Started in 1971 with 4 people in a San Francisco apartment, Delancey Street has served many thousands of residents, in 5 locations throughout the United States. Residents at Delancey Street range from teenagers to senior citizens, and include men and women and all races and ethnicities. The average resident has been a hard-core drug and alcohol abuser, has been in prison, is unskilled, functionally illiterate, and has a personal history of violence and generations of poverty.”

California Locations Include:

  • San Francisco – 600 Embarcadero San Francisco, CA 94107 – (415)-512-5104
  • Los Angeles – 400 N. Vermont Ave.  Los Angeles, CA 90004 – (323) 644-4122

Second Chance Sobriety Homes – Multiple halfway houses in California.

Housing Solutions & Information

SHARE! – Collaborative Housing is a public-private partnership providing affordable, permanent supportive housing to disabled people in single-family houses throughout Los Angeles County.

Emergency Food, Clothing and Shelter

211 San Diego – A great resource for finding emergency food, shelter and clothing.

Metro community Ministries – This San Diego, California organization operates “Good Neighbor Centers” that provide “food and clothing, and create opportunities for local residents to give back to their community through practical service”.

Los Angeles Mission – Numerous emergency services including food, shelter and showers.

The Salvation Army Bell Lighthouse Corps – 5600 Rickenbacker Rd, Bell, CA 90201 – Shelter, food and showers.

Operation Dignity Inc – 3850 CA-123 #102, Emeryville, CA 94608

Friendship Shelter -20652 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA – 949.494.6928 – “Friendship Shelter was incorporated in 1988 to provide year-round shelter and rehabilitation to homeless adults. Today we provide a full complement of services to the most vulnerable homeless people in our community, and are focused on finding the most appropriate permanent housing solution for each individual”.

Torres Shelter – 101 Silver Dollar Way, Chico, CA 95928 – (530) 891-9048

Stockton Shelter for the Homeless – 411 S Harrison St, Stockton, CA 95203 – “Stockton Shelter for the Homeless provides emergency shelter, food, clothing and related services to homeless families and individuals. When our rooms are full, we offer sleeping mats on the floor in our family shelter, single men’s shelter and day shelter. We operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We never close, and we don’t turn away anyone seeking emergency shelter”.

CityTeam – Men’s Shelter – 1174 Old Bayshore Hwy, San Jose, CA 95112 – Other California Locations, see website.

Free or Low Cost Healthcare Clinics and Pharmacies

San Francisco Free Clinic – 4900 California St, San Francisco, CA 94118 – Monday – Friday 10 am-4:30 pm – Phone: (415) 750-9894 – Services Available:

  • Preventive health care
  • Diabetes screening and care
  • Chronic care for illnesses such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol
  • Vaccinations
  • Annual check-up exams
  • Non-emergency treatment of acute problems

Lestonnac Free Clinic – 1215 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92866 – (714) 633-4600 – Additional free clinic locations can be found here. “The clinic has continued to expand its service area and now includes satellite clinic locations in ArtesiaBuena ParkCompton, Garden GroveLos AlamitosLos AngelesSan Bernardino, and a mobile medical unit visiting RiversideJurupa ValleyMurrietaMoreno Valley, and Perris. Additionally, the clinic partners with local community organizations and city officials to offer free medical, dental and vision services by participating in ten annual health fairs in Los Angeles and Orange counties”.

Jewish Community Free Clinic – 50 Montgomery Dr, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 – Find a list of services here. “Unless otherwise noted, our clinics are drop-in based on a first come first served policy. It is always best to arrive early, at least 15 minutes before opening time”. Call 707-585-7780 for more information.

Samaritan House Free Clinic – 114 Fifth Ave, Redwood City, CA 94063 – 19 W. 39th Ave San Mateo, CA 94403

Financial Information & Help

Employment Information & Help

Chrysalis Enterprises –  provides a transitional jobs program for clients who have the greatest barriers to employment. Through this social enterprise, our clients have the opportunity to gain real-world skills, build confidence, and develop the experience needed to find and retain long-term employment.

Locations Include:

  • Downtown Los Angeles – 522 S. Main St. Los Angeles, CA 90013 – (213) 806-6300
  • Orange County 290 S. Anaheim Blvd. Anaheim, CA 92805 – (714) 204-3000
  • San Fernando Valley 13545 Van Nuys Blvd. #1 Pacoima, CA 91331 – (818) 794-4200
  • Santa Monica 1853 Lincoln Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90404 – (310) 401-9400

Substance Abuse Help

Project 180 – Numerous programs. Locations include:

  • Project 180 Downtown Headquarters
    470 E. 3rd Street, Suite C
    Los Angeles, CA 90013
  • Project 180 South
    4601 S. Broadway
    Los Angeles, CA 90037
    p: 213.223.5922
  • Project 180 North
    1050 Palmdale Blvd.
    Suite #211
    Palmdale, CA 93550
    p: 661.208.4699
  • Project 180 AVRC
    30500 Arrastre Canyon Rd
    Acton, CA 93510