RESOURCE CENTER

The following are links to additional programs that may facilitate the reentry process. For specific support, please contact us by clicking on the Contact link above. 

ARIZONA AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) – Assistance with childcare, child support, financial support, food, health insurance, etc.

Driver’s License – Arizona Department of Transportation

CLOTHING

Goodwill Industries Arizona – The thrift stores supports more than 19 no-cost career centers throughout the Valley, Prescott, and Yuma. At these career centers, job seekers can develop their job skills, work closely with an adviser, and meet directly with hiring employers. 

St Vincent de Paul – The thrift stores throughout central and northern Arizona serve families in need of a good couch, a nice pair of shoes, and maybe even a stylish suit for an interview (not to mention thrifters looking for a lost treasure). 

Flo’s on 7th Avenue –  A thrift store where 100% of net proceeds from Flo’s on 7th directly support Florence Crittenton’s life-changing programs for at-risk youth and their families. 

The Clothes Silo – The Clothes Silo is a women’s resale boutique providing professional clothing at no cost to women entering or re-entering the work force through client assistance programs. Thousands of women have been served since our beginning in 1985 through partnerships with 105 agencies, receiving complete outfits including shoes and accessories. The Silo’s merchandise is also available to the general public.

FOOD AND GROCERY ITEMS

Bountiful Baskets – A weekly food co-op that provides several pounds of fresh fruit & vegetables for a cost of $15 per basket.  

Chandler Christian Community Center Food Bank – They serve households in Chandler and Gilbert with services including food boxes, senior nutrition and activities, rent and utility assistance, homeless services, case management, and family programming.

Desert Mission Food Bank – They offer several free and reduced cost food programs, nutrition education and resource and referral services. Our goal is to provide the necessary tools and resources to help our clients achieve food security.

Nutrition Assistance (formally the Food Stamp Program for Arizona): Supporting families to prevent under-nutrition in Arizona.

St. Mary’s Food Bank – They offer emergency food boxes, the Children’s Nutrition program and a mobile pantry to help those in need of food assistance. 

United Food Bank – Their mission is to stabilize the lives of hungry, low-income people within Eastern Maricopa, Gila and Pinal, and Southern Navajo and Apache Counties of Arizona. 

HOUSING AND RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES FOR WOMEN AND FAMILIES

Healthy Connections Legacy House – Housing and support for pregnant women dealing with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.

A New Leaf – Homeless shelters for women and families.

Center for Hope – Day program with transitional housing for homeless, pregnant women and or postpartum women (18 & older) with substance abuse and behavioral health conditions. Housing also available for homeless women with children up to age six.

Central Arizona Shelter Services – Shelter and supportive services for men, women, and families.

Family Promise of Greater Phoenix – 90 day program for homeless families.

Gift of Mary – Shelter for single women and women with children. 30 day stay, Missionaries of Charity.

Stepping Stones Shelter for Women and Children – We can recommend a few Halfway or Recovery Houses.  We are always available to discuss your housing options and provide input.

UMOM New Day Center – Shelter and housing assistance for homeless families.

HOUSING AND ASSISTANCE FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCES

A New Leaf – Homeless shelters for women and families.

Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence – Includes Eve’s Place, domestic violence shelter. Takes in women and children, women must not be actively using drugs.

Chrysalis Shelter – Shelter for adults and children. Stay up to 120 days, includes counseling.

CPLC De Colores – Bilingual services. Shelter, crisis hotline, and transitional housing for domestic violence.

Crisis Response Network – Everyone faces crisis, but no one needs to go through it alone. Their experienced, professionally trained Crisis Specialists are ready to respond 24/7/365 to whatever crisis an individual is facing. Click here for contact information across Arizona

My Sister’s Place – Shelter and services for women and their children fleeing domestic violence.

New Life Center (Goodyear, AZ) – Emergency shelter for women and children of domestic violence, 120 days.

Shelters without Walls – Shelter referrals, transitioning out of shelters, domestic violence support.

Sojourner Center – Provides immediate shelter as well as transitional housing.

 

HOUSING AND ASSISTANCE FOR ADDICTION AND OTHER CRISES

Changing Lives Center – Faith-based recovery program for women and children.

Hope House – Living center for adult recovering alcoholics or addicts. Must be willing to commit to a 12-step recovery program.

Terros – Primary care, outpatient and residential drug and alcohol treatment, crisis, recovery, and mental health services.

 

 

LEGAL HELP AND GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

Absolute Discharge Certificate – When you are applying for the restoration of your civil rights, you should have your Certificate of Absolute Discharge with you for the court proceeding. Mail the completed form to: The Arizona Department of Corrections, Attention: Records Department, 1601 West Jefferson Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85007. For questions call: 602-542-3277. 

ACLU AZ: Restoring your Right to Vote – In Arizona, the government takes away your right to vote in state or federal elections if you have been convicted of more than one felony, but you can apply to restore your right to vote. 

ACLU AZ: Restoring your Civil Rights (FAQ) – Helpful information on how to restore your Civil Rights in Arizona.  

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – They offer clear, impartial answers to hundreds of financial questions. Find the information you need to make more informed choices about your money. For Credit Score related questions click here

Federal Interagency Reentry Council – A national program comprising more than 20 federal agencies, The Council coordinates and leverages existing federal resources; dispels myths related to reentry and clarifies policies; elevates programs and effective policies; and reduces policy barriers to successful reentry. 

Federal Interagency Reentry Counsel ( Reentry Mythbuster PDF) – This is an essential fact sheets, designed to clarify existing federal policies that affect formerly incarcerated individuals and their families in areas such as public housing, access to benefits, parental rights, employer incentives, Medicaid suspension/termination, and more. 

Federal Student Aid – Students with a felony conviction have limited resources when it comes to student aid – review this site to understand what federal assistance is available. For more information go to: https://studentaid.ed.gov

Healthcare.gov – The National Healthcare Marketplace allows individuals to apply and select private healthcare plans for their families. Many households qualify for low-cost or reduced-cost medical and dental insurance. Before calling or going online – double check the Marketplace Application Checklist, to make sure you have all the necessary information. For Marketplace contact information, click here

Lawhelp.org – Legal assistance for people living on low-incomes and the legal organizations that serve them. LawHelp.org provides referrals to local legal aid and public interest law offices, basic information about legal rights, court forms, self-help information, court information, links to social service agencies, and more in your state. To search by state, click here

National Women’s Law Center – Since 1972, the Center has expanded the possibilities for women and girls in this country. We have succeeded in getting new laws on the books and enforced; litigating ground-breaking cases all the way to the Supreme Court, and educating the public about ways to make laws and public policies work for women and their families.

Nutrition Assistance (formally the Food Stamp Program for Arizona): Supporting families to prevent under-nutrition in Arizona.

Office of Family Assistance – TANF Program Policies for those with drug convictions. 

Social Security Card (or replacement) Application – If you have a valid Arizona Driver’s License or State Issued Identification Card, you may apply for a Social Security card online. The Social Security website also provides instructions on how to apply in person. 

Social Security Benefits After Incarceration – This website is designed to assist you in successfully transitioning from incarceration back into the community. As part of the Federal Inter-agency Reentry Council, we have partnered with other federal agencies to provide a portal to information about available services. We share the common goal to see you find gainful employment and receive benefits which you may be eligible for such as health care, food, and shelter.

 

 

PERMANENT or RENTAL HOUSING

Community Housing Partnership – Provides affordable housing options for families and individuals who are very low income or homeless.

Min2Max Results Team – Julie Moore – CEO & Realtor is a TOPS graduate who wants to help others find their perfect home. 

Save the Family – Rapid re-housing for women with children, must be working and six months drug free. Includes domestic violence housing program.

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PARENTING & REUNIFICATION

Sesame Street Tool Kit for Incarceration – Though the incarceration of a loved one brings about many challenges, it also provides an opportunity to show your child how much you love and care for him. Your love and support are the most important things to help him cope with this difficult change. Here are some tools to help you navigate some of the transitions and challenges that a parent’s incarceration can bring. The Sesame Street Videos are a great resource for families and caregivers. 

Sesame Street Incarceration App – Apple Store

Sesame Street Incarceration App – Google Play

Sesame Street Incarceration –  iTune Videos 

CPLC Parenting Arizona These services promote strong families by empowering parents to thrive, creating communities where parents have the skills to raise healthy and successful children. They also assist with parenting classes and reunification. 

 

SELF IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS

Fresh Start – Fresh Start Women’s Foundation is an Arizona-based non-profit organization dedicated to helping empower women through the services of the Jewell McFarland Lewis-Fresh Start Women’s Resource Center. This Center, the first comprehensive self-help center for women in the country, opened in October 2002 and currently provides resources to more than 2,500 women a month.

Lifewell Behavioral Wellness – Assistance with housing, counseling, transportation, etc.

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence – Housing, transitional housing, counseling, and alcohol and drug recovery assistance.

SAGE – Our treatment programs are recommended by the leaders in the field of offender treatment. Our programs have focused, structured groups, utilize multiple treatment components and methodologies, and emphasize specific skill development, e.g., conflict resolution, stress management, anger management, effective parenting, positive coping, refusal skills, lifestyle balance and change/transition skills.

Women in New Recovery – Women In New Recovery provides a beautiful, residential environment where women recovering from alcohol and drug dependency are supported by professional staff and other women who have been successful in recovery.

 

TRANSITIONAL HOUSING

Homeward Bound – Transitional housing program, must be employed and 30% of income goes toward rent and utilities.

Save the Family – Transitional housing for women with children, must be working and six months drug free. Includes domestic violence housing program.

Soul Sanctuary – Residential long term transitional housing for women and children, domestic violence and substance abuse support.

UMOM New Day Center – Shelter and housing assistance for homeless families.

 

TRANSPORTATION RESOURCES
WOMEN'S HEALTH RESOURCES

Arizona Department of Health Services 

Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System

Arizona Public Health Association

Arizona Smokers Helpline (ASH Line) – They offer telephone and web-based tobacco-related quit services as well as training and technical assistance to healthcare providers and community partners statewide.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Women’s Programs

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence – Housing, transitional housing, counseling, and alcohol and drug recovery assistance.

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network – National sexual assault hotline and online hotline.

Stop Smoking – Maricopa County Public Health

 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES

Arizona Workforce Connection – They are a public and private partnership with 12 regional areas and 47 local offices, all working together through one organization—ARIZONA@WORK—and all sharing one mission: providing innovative workforce solutions to employers and job seekers.

AWEE – AWEE is Arizona’s preeminent workforce development organization, offering a diverse range of evidence-based training and support servis.ces throughout Maricopa and Yavapai counties. 

Goodwill Industries – Employment Services – Whether you need help developing your resume, defining your skill set and applying for jobs, or simply want to brush up on your interviewing skills or optimize your LinkedIn profile, their career centers can help. 

LDS Employment Resource Services (Mesa) – The employment center offers one-on-one coaching, workshops and a large database of employment, education and self-employment opportunities. By visiting the center you learn the most effective job search practices, build your network and find resources to help you further your education or manage a successful small-business. While this is a faith-based volunteer organization – everyone in the community is welcome to the services they provide. 

Phoenix Job Corps Center – At Phoenix Job Corps, students receive the skills needed to succeed in today’s workforce – at no cost to them or their families!

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