College and Career Resources - Re-Entry Programs
Texas Criminal Justice Coalition -- This site offers a wealth of resources to assist people upon release from confinement. There is help for both adults and juveniles. The services include: food, housing, employment, health care, counseling, and adult education programs.
Houston Food Bank -- The Houston Food Bank has a program called Serving for Success, which s a collaboration that trains offenders for living wage jobs while they volunteer at the Houston Food Bank. This program offers training in culinary arts, warehouse certification, and workplace literacy.
Houston Department of Health and Human Services (HDHHS) -- This City of Houston department helps those who were previously incarcerated with a Community Re-Entry Network that provides a network of resources and linkages in close proximity.
Goodwill Houston -- Goodwill Houston has two programs which help serve those who were previously incarcerated. The first is Incarcerated Veterans Training Program (IVTP). This program provides employment services to veterans who are currently incarcerated and are within 18 months of release, or have been released from incarceration in the last six months. The second is Civic Justice Corps (CJC) which helps formerly incarcerated individual ages 18-24 coming out of the juvenile justice system reconnect with their communities through community service and educational opportunities.