Illinois Reentry Programs and Assistance



The Illinois reentry program and assistance page is a big work in progress. We try to keep our eyes out for more programs to add to the page. If your Illinois reentry program is not listed here, please contact us if you would like it to be. Your program will be reviewed as soon as possible once we receive it. If we feel that it is a good addition to our Illinois reentry programs page, we will add it.

Also, please contact us if there are any issues with a Illinois reentry program that is listed here. We do try to keep this page as up to date as possible, but we’re not perfect. Sometimes we do miss things, and appreciate them being pointed out to us. We will fix issues as soon as we find them or they are brought to our attention.

If you are looking for information on voting with a felony in Illinois, please look on our Voting Rights page. That page has a list of all 50 states’ laws regarding ex-offender voting rights.[line]

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Illinois Reentry Programs and Assistance

Safer Foundation – The foundation offers a large assortment of services, such as educational, employment, and support.

TASC – Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities, or TASC, has been around since 1976. They work with men and women all over Illinois with advocacy and case management services.

Thresholds – Established in 1997, this Illinois reentry service has maintained a strong record of helping ex-offenders create better lives and stay out of prison.

Green Reentry – A project run by the Inner-City Muslim Action Network. They rehab foreclosed and vandalized property in Chicago Lawn. These are then used for transitional housing for ex-offenders during their reentry.

St Leonard’s House – Provides transitional housing as well as support services.

7-70 Re-entry Services – A faith-based organization that provides coaching, mentoring, and counseling.

Reentry Source – A large organization that has branches in multiple states. They offer free reentry services for people with criminal records looking for a better life.

Re-Entry Illinois – A directory of services and reentry housing for Exoffenders in Illinois.

Teamwork Englewood – Serving the South Side of Chicago, they support ex-offenders connect with partners at their headquarters in Englewood.

LSSI – LSSI stands for Lutheran Social Services of Illinois. They are a faith-based ministry that focuses on ex-offenders building and/or maintaining relationships with their children, employment and life skills.

MPOWR – A reentry network that connects many different people and organizations involved in the criminal justice system.[line] is not affiliated in any way with the programs & organizations listed here. This page was last updated on 3/28/2015.
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  1. I am looking for an opportunity to help those who have been or will be newly released from jail/prison with successfully transitioning back into society, and helping them find resources, as well as avenues to improve their situation. I have no issue w/ visiting jails or prisons, spending time individually or in group settings, or helping follow up w/ them after reentry to try to keep them motivated, find substance abuse programs, whatever constructive contribution I can offer.

  2. I am a program advocate for the T2W3 which is an adult Re-entry program aimed at providing education, training and employment to ex-offenders are are housed in work release centers and halfway house.

  3. Helo,

    My name is Charlene Jones, I am a Senior Employment Case Manager for Heartland Alliance. We housed homeless individuals and families in our 2 years transitional housing program. We are looking to work with companies to assist our participants find employment who has a criminal backgound, sparatic work history and with permanent subidize housing. I would like for us to work together to become partner to assist our partnership meet thier goals they set out to accomplish in our program so they won’t end up homeless again once they exit our program. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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