Introducing The Lucy Baney Family Reunification Center
Opening July 1
CRI is developing a new residential program consisting of comprehensive family reunification services for women returning to the community after incarceration. This facility will offer on-site childcare, family counseling, parenting skills, job readiness training and a host of support services.
We could use your help in making the center more like a home for the women and children who will reside in the facility! While monetary contributions are welcomed, we are also seeking donations such as; cribs, daybeds, pictures, mirrors, lamps, area rugs, etc.
To donate items, please use the button below to email the Director of Residential Services, Kim Harris.
It takes more than occupational skills to obtain employment – we know it takes practical support as well. Career Resources has services such as VITA (a free tax assistance program) and Everyone Works which provides job search assistance to people with disabilities.
Occupational Skills & Credentials
Receive nationally recognized credentials from our no-cost trainings such as food safety and PPE training.
We at Career Resources understand the barriers to employment that are placed on justice involved citizens that are returning to their communities. We are dedicated to helping such citizens find and retain employment with programs such as Entry Point Staffing and Fathers For Life.
Career Resources offers many programs that aim to foster work readiness skills such as professionalism, time management, interpersonal skills, and more.
Career Resources also works to provide helpful resources and services for employers. Between submitting your open positions to our job board and learning about tax credits, the opportunities are endless.
Outcomes in a typical year:
Connecticut taxpayers save over $8 million due to increased earnings from clients (additional tax revenue) while reducing their dependence on government support.
8 in 10 employed clients obtain an industry- specific credential through CRI.
Over 1,500 clients complete a CRI run training program, with most obtaining employment with an average wage over $15.10/hour.
When Jean Maignan was released from prison eight years ago, fatherhood was the last thing on his mind. He was more focused on getting back to work and staying out of trouble.
But in the next eight years, the children started coming — five in all, ranging from age 2 to 6. “I grew up without a father in my life,” Maignan said. “I did not want that to happen to my kids.”
So he became part of Career Resources’ Fathers for Life program.
“I learned what my rights as a parent are. I am still learning what it takes to be a father,” Miagnan said. “And that education is not over by any means.” Early next year Career Resources will be augmenting that program with one involving the children of incarcerated parents and The WorkPlace, an employment agency in Bridgeport, will be increasing their efforts to help inmates designated for release begin their job search efforts while in prison.