Social Services Resources: After Incarceration and Re-Entry Services

After Incarceration and Re-Entry Services

Coming Home Directory Greater Boston: A Directory of Reentry Services Available to People Returning from Incarceration to Greater Boston.

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

All-Inclusive Support Services (AISS): The AISS in Hampden County assists formerly incarcerated people in all aspects of their lives as they transition from incarceration into the community.

Worcester Initiatives for Supported Reentry (WISR): Advocates


Mass Rehab Commission (MRC): The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) helps individuals with disabilities to live and work independently. MRC is responsible for Vocational Rehabilitation, Community Living and eligibility determination for the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) federal benefits programs.

Project Place:1145 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118, 617-542-3740
Project Place promotes a community of hope and opportunity for homeless and low-income individuals by providing the skills, education and resources needed to obtain and sustain employment and housing.

St. Francis House, 39 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116, 617-542-4211
Moving Ahead Program (MAP)
St. Francis established services for formerly incarcerated individuals returning to the community including individuals classified as Level 3 sex offenders. The Moving Ahead Program (MAP), which is a 14-week job and life skills training program. It is designed specifically to assist those who have experienced mental illness, homelessness, addiction, and/or incarceration.

The Work Place, 29 Winter St, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02108, 617-737-0093
C.O.R.I Assistance Drop-in Hour: Fridays 1-2 pm
The Work Place provides a range of services to job seekers, including individuals with criminal records, such as assistance with resumes, career counseling, access to computers, workshops, referrals to occupational and skills trainings. Membership is free.

Workforce Career Central, 340 Main Street, Suite 400, Worcester MA, 508-799-1600
Offer classes specific to the job challenges for ex-offenders including the New Leaf Workshop designed to provide strategies for managing the barriers to employment caused by having a CORI. Clients must take the introductory 2-hour Career Center Seminar first and then are able to attend the New Leaf Workshops along with any other seminars or workshops offered.

Training Resources of America: Offers Adult Basic Education Classes and some job training classes. Training sites: Brockton, Fitchburg, New Bedford, Quincy, Springfield, Worcester.


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