Career Resources, Inc. is a successful organization today thanks to donors like you.There are many different ways you can get involved with our efforts at Career Resources, Inc.
Through direct donations, corporate gift matches, gifts in-kind, and volunteering are always ways to contribute to CRI. You can also apply to work with the Career Resources family today!

Many companies offer programs that will “match” charitable contribution made by their employees, employee’s spouses, or retirees. Corporate gift matching can often double the amount of a donation and expand the benefits that our participants receive as a result of your generosity. Email Angela Pellegrino-Grant at for more information.

Summer Youth Arts Program interns complete the mural displayed at the Lucey Baney Center designed and directed by a professional working artist William Corprew [pictured left]

Career Resources, Inc. partners with organization that do great work like HangTime!
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Gifts in Kind

Lucy Baney Family Reunification Center

Supplies for women & children

The Lucy Baney Family Reunification Center is in constant need for supplies for its residents. Suggested donations include baby food, dental hygeine products, hair care products, feminine hygeine products, and craft supplies such as coloring books, crayons, pencils, construction paper, Elmers glue, and more. To donate, please get in touch with Kim Harris.

Stephanie’s Closet

Men’s clothing

Career Resources is always in need of professional clothes for both men and women. To donate men’s clothing to Stephanie’s Closet, a program of Career Resources, get in touch with Ann Curcio.

Dress for Success

Women’s clothing

Career Resources is always in need of professional clothes for both men and women to wear to interviews. Career Resources works with Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County for women’s clothing. Please visit the website below to learn more about how to donate women’s clothes.


Volunteers play a vital and growing role in the programs provided by CRI serving as mentors and guest speakers in classroom based activities, conducting mock interviews with participants and presenting on topics that include: effective interviewing skills, maintaining a professional profile on social media and dressing for success. Employers throughout the region host CRI clients in their places of work by giving tours, arranging for CRI customers to meet with their employees and providing job shadowing and internships.

Career Coaches

As a career coach, you will meet with CRI participants and students and help them develop a career plan that is realistic and achievable. Help them identify credentials, skills and training needed to be successful in obtaining work in a specific industry. To volunteer with one of CRI’s programs, please contact Dr. William Clark at

Guest Speaker

As a guest speaker you will make a presentation and facilitate a discussion on a topic that enriches the work-readiness preparation program operated by CRI. Topics include, but are not limited to interview skills, preparing a resume, conducting a successful job search, and career pathways. To volunteer with one of CRI’s programs, please contact Dr. William Clark at

Service Opportunities for Groups

If you and your group/organization are looking to complete a group service project, Career Resources has opportunities for you! Examples include painting, landscaping, garden installation, and more. If interested, please contact Kim Harris at


Career Resources works with partners across Connecticut on issues affecting workers with criminal backgrounds. To get involved in advocacy around these issues, please visit the Hire One campaign at and the Malta Justice Initiative at

Work at CRI

Reentry Services

Career Resources, Inc. has a zero-tolerance policy for sexual abuse and sexual harassment. PREA was created to prevent, detect and respond to sexual harassment and sexual abuse in correctional facilities. PREA was enacted by the Federal Government in 2003.

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Fairfield County

Entry Point Staffing

Funded by Impact Fairfield County

Entry Point is the first-of-its-kind nonprofit staffing agency helping those formerly incarcerated find jobs with local businesses and organizations while continuing to offer full wrap-around support. In turn, businesses in the Fairfield County area find pre-vetted and experienced workers.

To learn more about Entry Point Staffing, visit their website by clicking the button below.

Lucy Baney Family Reunification Center

Funded by Alliance For Community Empowerment & CT DOC

The Lucy Baney Family Reunification Center, named after CRI’s own Lucy Baney, houses both our Stars Program and Women and Childrens Program. It is one of its kind in the state, housing 20 women returning to the community, with 5 of them accompanied by their children all under one roof. Many services such as childcare from Alliance will be offered.

To learn more about the Lucy Baney Family Reunification Center, contact Kim Harris at

Bridgeport Families First

Partnered with City of Bridgeport

Bridgeport Families First offers justice-impacted families wrap around services including individualized support for parents and children, transportation to Department of Corrections for visitation, as well as job training and placement.

The BFF program also proivdes access to other “in network” programs offered by Career Resources, such as Fathers for Life and Foster Grandparents.

To learn more, email


New Haven

New Haven Reentry Program

A Work Ready Program

Join our WorkReady team in our New Haven Reentry Program which utilizes the proven STRIVE model to prepare jobseekers for the workforce. Participants must be 18+ and have prior justice involvement.

If you are a resident of New Haven and are interested in joining our Reentry Program, contact Jacqueline Evans at


Platform 2 Employment

A Work Ready Program, funded by the workplace

Under our WorkReady team, Platform 2 Employment Reentry helps assist justice-involved citizens with work readiness and career development training. Training includes career-related tools, financial counseling, and other resources to secure employment.

If you are interested in being part of our Platform 2 Employment Reentry program, please contact our P2E Reentry Trainer, Ren Brockmeyer at


Fathers For Life

Partnered with CT DSS

This program helps non-custodial and custodial parents connect emotionally as well as financially with their children. Program components include support group sessions, parenting skills through the state certified 24/7 Dad Curriculum, financial education, and other ways to support and engage your children. If you are interested in the Fathers for Life program, please contact Kenny Jackson at

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Stephanie’s Closet

Named after one of Career Resources’ very own, Stephanie’s Closet provides lightly used men’s clothing and outerwear to those in the community.

Stephanie’s Closet is currently accepting donations. However, it is not currently accepting refferals. To learn more please contact Ann Curcio at


STRIVE Connecticut

A Work Ready Program

A unique three-week attitudinal job readiness course in a simulated work environment, emphasizing personal accountability; includes case management, job leads and two years of follow-up support.

Participants can now receive workforce training online and on demand.

Contact to learn more.


Isaiah House

Residential Program

Isaiah House is our residential work release program for male returning citizens. Services offered include substance abuse counseling, individual and family counseling, and vocational counseling. To learn more about Isaiah House, contact Kim Harris at