Reentry Services

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 harris@careerresources.org.

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 mira.service@bridgeportct.gov.

 

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 evans@careerresources.org.

Virtual

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 rbrockmeyer@careerresources.org.

Bridgeport

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 kjackson@careerresources.org

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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 curcio@careerresources.org.

Virtual

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 cherry@careerresources.org to learn more.

Virtual, SW Connecticut

ReEntry Works

In Reentry Works, our Reentry Navigator will assist formally incarcerated citizens returning to their communities in southwest Connecticut to network with employment and other supportive services. If you are interested in participating in Reentry Works, please contact our Reentry Navigator at newton@careerresources.org 

Bridgeport

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 harris@careerresources.org.