PAROLEE RESOURCES
BIRTH CERTIFICATES & IDENTIFICATION 

Oakland County's Board of Commissioners has passed a Resolution that will allow for reduced/waived fee for birth certificates for those born in Oakland County only, as long as 
the individual requesting the reduced or waived fee presents a letter from a social service agency indicating that the person has an economic need.  
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Wayne County has an Ordinance (Sec. 129-311) that allows for a waiver of fees under $20 
or less and allows for social service agencies to assist clients to obtain their birth certificates 
at 50% of the required fee of $22 upon evidence of economic hardship.  
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Crossroads--Main Office
2424 W. Grand Blvd. 
Detroit, MI  48208
Phone: 313-831-2787   For appointments call 313-831-2000
Website: https://crossroadsofmichigan.org
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Crossroads Employment Offices
2424 W. Grand Blvd. 
Detroit, MI  48215
Phone: 313-831-2787
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Crossroads at Salem 
21230 Moross
Detroit, MI  48236
Phone: 313-822-4441                                       
Crossroads is a social service outreach agency with two locations in Detroit. Founded in 1971, Crossroads exists to support the community at large by providing emergency assistance, advo-
cacy, and counseling to anyone in need. Acting in partnership with many other agencies, parishes,  hospitals, companies and organizations in the metro area, Crossroads offers assistance in the form of a hand-up. We work with our clients to meet their immediate needs and help them assess their situations to lessen the likelihood of future problems. Our volunteer staff meets with those 
in need to discuss emergency situations and look for possible solutions. Generally, we can provide help with emergency food and clothing, prescriptions (on a one-time basis), employment, transpor-
tation, and obtaining identification. We make appointments for the next business day each day when open, either by phone or in person at the door

NOTE:           
D.H.S. has made a policy change to the Bridge Card (food stamp) Program.There is now a 
LIFETIME ban on those persons wishing to receive FIP (cash assistance) or FAP (food stamp) benefits if they were convicted two or more times for the use, possession or distribution of controlled substances occurring after August 22, 1996. This may soon be changing due to new legislation!

DETROIT AT WORK
Website: https://detroitatwork.com
A lot of Detroiters don’t have photo I.D., for a lot of different reasons. Don’t let that stop you 
getting ahead in your career. At Detroit at Work, we know what you need and we know all the different options available to get over this barrier. It’s not as hard as you might think-come in 
today, and let us help you!
How to get a Detroit I.D.
The Detroit I.D. is for ALL Detroiters, including returning citizens, homeless individuals, and immigrants regardless of immigration status. 
Use it to:
1.  Access city services: interact with the Detroit Police Department and Detroit Public Schools
2.  Open utility accounts with DTE and Detroit Water and Sewerage Dept.
3.  Open a checking or savings account with One Detroit Credit Union
4.  Receive discounts at dozens of local businesses and cultural activities across Detroit

W.A.R. Program
Main Office
9851 Hamilton Ave.
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone: 313-883-2100
Email: csswc@csswayne.org
Website: http://www.csswayne.org/
behavioral-health-and-community-services
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Dearborn Office
Garrison Place Office Bldg.
19855 W. Outer Dr.  Suite 207E
Dearborn, MI  48124
Phone: 313-792-9286
W.A.R. Program: 
Worthy Able and Ready (W.A.R) program helps ease the transition of returning citizens age 18 
and older re-entering into society from incarceration. The goal is to assists citizens to secure employment, housing and obtain proper identification including Social Security Cards, Birth Certificates, etc., with a path to economic prosperity.

Washtenaw County Clerks Office / Washtenaw ID
200 N. Main 
Ann Arbor, MI  48104
Phone: 734-340-5894
Email: admin@washtenawid.com
Website: http://www.washtenawid.com/id-support
Application Assistance:
Set up an appointment to have an ID Support Clinic volunteer assist you through the process 
of applying for a County ID. Bring all documents that you may have to qualify for the 300 point eligibility criteria; we will walk through step by step to ensure that you meet the criteria prior to getting in line to apply for an ID. If you do not meet the criteria at an initial consultation, we will provide all resources available to help you obtain additional identity credentials or residency documents. 
Financial Assistance:
The Washtenaw ID Scholarship Fund exists to serve any community member who is need of financial assistance to receive the Washtenaw ID. In order to qualify for the full financial assis-
tance of $25, individuals must meet the following criteria.

HOPE Medical Clinic
Mailing address for all programs:
HOPE Clinic
P.O. Box 980311
Ypsilanti, MI 48198-0311
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HOPE Medical & Dental Clinic
518 Harriet
Ypsilanti, MI 48198
Phone: 734-484-2989 Administration
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HOPE Wayne Medical Clinic
33608 Palmer
Westland, MI 
Phone: 734-710-6688
Email: mnitkiewicz@thehopeclinic.org 
Website: https://thehopeclinic.org
This clinic offers many services! Also help with applying for state applications and help obtaining birth certificates and legal ID by covering the application costs and helping to fill out the paperwork with the client if they have the proof documents needed to submit the application. Also provides limited assistance with bus tokens, AATA Bus Fare applications and occasionally gas vouchers & Ypsilanti thrift shop vouchers every six months. Hope has a clinical social worker who provides 
free counseling & referrals. See email address above!

Damascus Road Ministries
P.O. Box 426
301 S. Tecumseh
Adrian, MI  49221
Phone: 517-265-1900
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DamascusRoadMinistriesMI
Damascus Road Ministries (DRM) offers guidance to the homeless and those recently released 
from jail or prison. DRM assists clients in getting food, clothing, furniture, work and necessities such as a driver's license or identification card. DRM also offers a daytime warming room during 
the winter and acts as an employment agency, screening and finding temporary jobs for many of 
its clients.


EXPUNGMENT PROCESS

Project Clean Slate--NEW!!
New expungement legislation will take effect in Spring 2021 and will double the number of 
Detroiters eligible for the program. If you have previously applied and were told you did not 
qualify for expungement, the Project Clean Slate team will contact you about next steps. 

Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation in June of 2011, allowing judges to expunge a person's 
criminal record if there are up to three minor offenses on it. Under current law, the limit is one offense. A minor offense is a misdemeanor or ordinance violation--punishable by no more than 
a 90-day term and $1,000 fine, committed when the person was 21 or younger. The change will 
make it easier for people to have a clear record when looking for work.  

You can find help to do that at the following Resources!

Lakeshore Legal Aid
Counsel & Advocacy Law Line
16250 Northland Dr.  Suite 363
Southfield, MI  48075
Phone: 248-443-8068   New Client Intake: 888-783-8190
Website: https://lakeshorelegalaid.orgLakeshore Legal Aid is a not-for-profit law firm providing 
a range of free civil legal services to people who are low-income, seniors, and survivors of do-mestic violence and sexual assault in our communities.
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Covers a WIDE variety of legal matters!
Now serving residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. Lakeshore Legal Aid has 14 locations across Southeast Michigan. 

Federal Civil Pro Bono Project
Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
645 Griswold Suite 1356
Detroit, MI  48226
Phone: 313-961-6120
Email: dba@detroitlawyer.org
Website: https://www.detroitlawyer.org
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Detroit Legal Services Clinic 
Penobscot Building
13th Floor, Smart Detroit Conference Rooms
645 Griswold
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: 313-961-6120, ext. 206
Website: https://www.detroitlawyer.org/clinic
Services Offered:
The Detroit Legal Services Clinic provides information and advice from volunteer attorneys 
in the areas of: Divorce, Child Support, Domestic Relations Issues, Expungements, Self-Representation, General Civil Law. 

PROJECT CLEAN SLATE 
Julia Rhodes / Project Manager
Phone: 313-237-3024
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Law Department 
2 Woodward Ave.  Suite 500 
Detroit, MI  48226 
Phone: 313-224-4550
Email: projectcleanslate@detroitmi.gov
Website: https://detroitmi.gov/departments/law-department/project-clean-slate
After you complete the form on the website, a Project Clean Slate representative will contact 
you at the phone number or email you provide with more information on your expungement 
eligibility, and/or next steps. All calls will be returned within a 5 business days.
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Project Clean Slate is an initiative of Detroit at Work and the Law Department to help residents 
get their criminal records expunged to gain access to better job, housing, and educational opportunities. Project Clean Slate is free to all eligible Detroit residents. When you request 
an expungement screening Project Clean Slate pairs you with an attorney who reviews your 
criminal record, determines if you are eligible for expungement and if you are, starts the application process. Project Clean Slate is only available to current City of Detroit residents.

Oakland County Clean Slate Program
Phone: 248-858-5520
Email: oaklandcountymiworks@oakgov.com
Website: https://www.oakgov.com/workforce/Pages/Clean-Slate.aspx
​For persons who have criminal records, expungement opens the door to better jobs, better 
housing and educational opportunities - a better quality of life. Specific documentation about 
your felony or misdemeanor will be reviewed and, if it meets the eligibility criteria, the Oakland County Clean Slate Program will help you expunge your record. The first step is to complete 
a Request for Expungement Services form. After you complete the online Request Form, an 
Oakland County Clean Slate Program ​representative will contact you with more information 
on your eligibility and/or next steps. If you need assistance completing this form please con-
tact your nearest Oakland County Michigan Works! Service Center

Judge Mathis Community Center                                
19320 Greenfield    1 Block N. of 7 Mile
Detroit, MI  48235
Phone: 313-342-8582
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mathiscommunitycenter/?ref=py_c
Cultivating the character of today’s youth can enhance their self-esteem & encourage them to 
make more responsible choices. With that in mind, I opened the Mathis Community Center to 
meet the needs of individuals who wish to realize their full potential. The Center offers a variety 
of training programs for young adults, as well as initiatives designed to help ex-offenders get 
on their feet.

Expunge Your Record Workshop
The Wayne County Community College District and the School of Continuing Education and Workforce Development, in partnership with Judge Deborah A. Thomas, are hosting community forums on expunging your record. Attorneys will be on hand for a Q&A session as well. For more information and the next available dates, please contact the School of Continuing Education and Workforce Development at 313-496-2704.

These Workshops are always listed on the Julie's List Website Facebook site!


CRIMINAL RECORD REPOSITORY             

Criminal Justice Information Center 
Michigan State Police 
7150 Harris Dr. 
Lansing, MI  48913 
Phone: 517-322-1959 
Website: https://www.michigan.gov/msp/0,4643,7-123-72297_24055---,00.html 
This is the agency individuals may contact to obtain a copy of their state rap sheet. The Criminal record repository can also tell the individual who else is legally entitled to have access to his or 
her record. A written request must be submitted to the Criminal Justice Information Center inclu-
ding a name for record search, date of birth, race, sex and social security number.

This link is very helpful! 
http://reentry.mplp.org/reentry/index.php/How_and_Why_to_Get_Your_Criminal_Record


SELECTIVE SERVICE INFORMATION

In order to participate in federally-funded financial aid and job programs, it is necessary to 
register for the Selective Service. The law requires that all males register within 30 days of 
their 18th birthday. Later registrations are accepted but not once a man reaches the age of 
26. If a man is over the age of 26 OR if he is being denied eligibility for federal student finan-
cial aid, federal job training or federal employment, he should contact Legal Aid at 877-964-
4700 for assistance with registering late. Registration can be done online at www.sss.gov, at the local post office or high school. 


MICHIGAN RE-ENTRY SITE FOR LEGAL ISSUES

Michigan ReEntry Law Wiki
Website: http://reentry.mplp.org/reentry/index.php/Main_Page
An excellent site that covers a huge range of legal issues for prisoners and parolees. Also 
covers the legal restrictions regarding employment for parolees. See below for more infor-
mation on the MPRI program in regards to job training, employment, etc.!


LEGAL RIGHTS FOR EX-OFFENDERS 

The Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc. in cooperation with the Michigan Prisoner 
Reentry Initiative, have produced a handbook to help parolees understand their legal 
rights and  legal rights and responsibilities upon reentering their community. The hand-
book is designed to assist you in making the transition from prison to the community. 
Parolees frequently have barriers to employment, housing and public benefits and child 
support issues to name a few issues. This handbook explains your rights to you and how 
you can obtain representation from the L.A.D.A. groups.  

Wayne County Office                                  
613 Abbott                                                        
Detroit, MI  48226                                                
Phone: 313-967-5638                                                     

Oakland County Office                                     TOLL FREE CLIENT INTAKE LINE:
28 N. Saginaw  Suite 510
Pontiac, MI  48342                                                               877-964-4700
Phone: 248-253-1548  ext. 4006

Macomb County Office
21885 Dunham  Suite 4
Clinton Township, MI  48036
Phone: 586-465-1344


FREE TATTOO REMOVAL FOR PAROLEES

FREEDOM INK 
Detroit Hispanic Corporation
1211 Trumbull
Detroit, MI  48216
Phone:  313-967-4880 
Website:  www.dhdc1.org
Dermatologists and certified medical professionals volunteer their time to remove tattoos for 
people coming out of a prison or gang lifestyle. To receive this service, participants must com-
mit to a gang and drug-free lifestyle. Volunteers provide services bi-weekly at DHDC. This pro-
gram is supported entirely through in-kind services from Dr. Eric Seiger and The Skin and Vein Center, and volunteers from Botsford Hospital.


PARENTING PROGRAMS

Please check under the Parenting Resources for programs to help you with integrating back 
into your family, including resources for parolees. Also check under MENTOR PROGRAMS 
and YOUTH PROGRAMS


SUPPORT GROUPS & MENTORING PRISONERS & FAMILY SUPPORT

PURE HEART FOUNDATION
13500 E. McNichols
Detroit, MI  48205
Phone: 586-690-1431
Email: info@pureheartcares.org
Website: https://www.pureheartcares.org
Pure Heart Foundation mission is to embrace children of incarcerated parents and empower 
them to break the cycle of generational involvement in the criminal justice system. Our goal 
is to dismantle the school to prison pipeline system and create a cycle that will break it. In-
stead of systemically estimating how many youth will end up incarcerated because of their 
parents incarceration, we want to systemically estimate how many will NOT go to prison but 
yet attend college because of the resources/ support provided by Pure Heart.

Lifeline Prison Ministry                
P.O. Box 252763
West Bloomfield, MI  48325
Phone: 248-250-4043  Larry Gudith
Email: lifelineprisonministry@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.lifelineprisonministry.org
Our inter-denominational ministry is compromised of over 4,300 volunteers,serving in all 30 
state correctional facilities and all 83 county jails in the State of Michigan, who are caring, 
loving, non-judgmental Christians who are totally dedicated and devoted to serving broken 
men, women, and children who are impacted by the walls of incarceration. We are merely 
servants in God's ministry, devout Christians, serving God as the Holy Spirit directs us. We 
share a passion to share the knowledge of the love, peace and joy that a personal relationship 
with Jesus Christ can bring to their lives.

Beyond the Bars 
Detroit Parenting Network 
726 Lothrop
Detroit, MI  48202 
Phone: 313-309-8100
Email:  tmitchell@detroitparentnetwork.org    Theresa Mitchell
Website:  www.detroitparentnetwork.org
For those struggling with the absence of a loved one because of incarceration (whether it’s 
a child, a spouse, or a parent), this group is designed to help by connecting with other people 
in similar situations. 

Man Power Mentoring Inc.                                             
5575 Conner   Suite 201   (MOMS Building)
Detroit, MI  48213
Phone:  313-571-3195     
Website: https://manpowermentoirng.webs.com
1.   Incorporate mentoring services in every aspect of MPM’s social 
      service delivery components.
2.   Develop social service programs that result in the reunification, 
      strengthening and --increased  self-sufficiency of Detroit youth 
      and families.
3.   Secure partnerships and strategic alliances that bring resources, 
      value and strength to the community, the organization and stakeholders.
4.  To develop value for the company through activity that is driven by 
      evidence-based practices.
5.   Increase individual and community organization capacity to improve 
      the economic and social conditions in their community.
6.   Revitalize neighborhoods by rehabbing under-developed properties
      into sustainable living facilities by employing the ex-offender population. 

Hope 4 Healing Hearts 
Kirk of Our Savior Church
36660 Cherry Hill  (between Newburg & Wayne Roads)
Westland, MI  48185
Phone:  734-646-2237  Bonnie
Email: prettymonarch@comcast.net    (Bonnie)
Website: www.hope4healinghearts.com
Hope 4 Healing Hearts has been created to bring families together: those that have fallen 
victim to shame, embarrassment and pain. This group support program will allow families 
to share their stories in a safe environment.The intention is to provide resources for financial, emotional and spiritual assistance, giving individuals an opportunity to find peace, hope and healing. 

Mothers Of Inmates Support Team (M.O.I.S.T.) 
Fellowship Chapel Church
7707 W. Outer Dr.  
P.O. Box 23356
Detroit, MI   48223-0356
Phone:  313-531-2025
Email:  ORA.W.@SBCGLOBAL.NET 
Website:  
You are not alone! MOIST-Mothers of Inmates Support Team, a Christian group for mothers 
and female caregivers with a loved one incarcerated. We provide a safe and loving place to 
relax, release and re-group. We meet the 3rd Monday of every month excluding July & August. 
No cost to attend. Membership is optional at $5 per month. 

LIFT OFF    (a mentoring program for children of prisoners)
Alternatives for Girls
903 W. Grand Blvd.
Detroit MI  48208
Phone: 313-361-4000  #235
Email: mentoring@alternativesforgirls.org
Website: www.alternativesforgirls.org
Accepting both boys and girls ages 4-19 in this mentoring children of prisoners program.  

Mothers of Incarcerated Sons   (M.I.S.S.)
P.O. Box 401335
Redford, MI  48240
Email:  mothersofinmates@aol.com
Website: www.mothersofinmates.org
Mothers of Incarcerated Sons Society is an international group based in Michigan. They provide 
help by chatting through their website.Their mission is to help families cope with the anguish 
of having a loved-one in prison, by letting them know they are not alone. They send in holiday 
cards, do phone outreach, re-entry programs, ministry counseling, and provide general infor- mation about M.D.O.C. regulations.

Michigan Citizens for Justice 
Royal Oak, MI 
Email: reformsolaw_mi@yahoo.com 
Michigan Citizens for Justice is an advocacy and support group for sex offenders and their families.This group is affiliated with the National Association for Rational Sex Offense Laws.
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Michigan Citizens for Justice
Washtenaw County, MI 
Email:  fops@prisoneradvocacy.org
Website: http://www.micitizensforjustice.com
Meetings are held the second Saturday of the month from 3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Michigan 
Citizens for Justice is a support and advocacy group for people convicted of a sex offense, 
their family and friends. 


MICHIGAN PRISONER RE-ENTRY PROGRAM  (M.P.R.I.)

Michigan Department of Corrections
P.O. Box 30003
Lansing, MI 48909
Reentry information for prisoners: 517-335-2253
Reentry information for parolees in the community: 517-335-2253
Website: https://www.michigan.gov/corrections/0,4551,7-119--135731--,00.html

Michigan State Appellate Defender Office and Criminal Defense Resource Center (SADO)
Detroit Office:
645 Griswold  Suite 3300 
Penobscot Building
Detroit, MI  48226
Phone: 313-256-9833
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Lansing Office
Capitol National Bank Building
200 N. Washington Square  Suite 250  
Lansing, MI  48913 
Phone: 517-334-6069
Website: http://www.sado.org
SADO’s Project Reentry Delivers Pre- and Post-Release Reentry Assistance::
SADO launched Project Reentry (PR) in 2016 in response to the unique and immediate needs 
of Michigan’s juvenile lifers. PR is staffed by one part-time Reentry Coordinator, Allison Gorine, 
a dedicated group of graduate MSW student interns and undergraduate interns. The PR team 
works in coordination with SADO attorneys and staff.
PR’s primary goal is to help achieve positive outcomes for clients: 
PR uses four primary tools toward goal achievement: the development of Comprehensive Re-
entry Plans (CRPs), the facilitation of monthly Re-entry Workshops, the production of a Reentry Guidebook, and the publication of a monthly Reentry Newsletter (The Drum).
1. 
CRPs prepare and assist clients for their return to the community
They are also used at various stages of litigation: in negotiations with prosecutors, at re-
sentencing hearings before judges, at parole board hearings, and post-release. Each CRP 
contains personalized and individual information on support networks, detailed housing 
and resource investigation reports, resumes, employment and/or schooling prospects, 
and more. When preparing CRPs, PR works closely with clients to tailor plans to each 
client’s needs and to help clients create a plan to ensure their success. PR follows up on 
each client’s support network, often preparing housing investigation reports, researching community reentry service providers, and obtaining verbal and/or written agreements of 
support.
2. 
Reentry Workshops are focused on teaching necessary real-world life skills on topics not 
covered by traditional MDOC reentry programming, such as building credit, applying for 
jobs and preparing for interviews, building healthy relationships, and how to use a smart 
phone or computer. 
These workshops are open to all returning citizens, regardless of whether they were SADO 
clients.
3.
The Reentry Guidebook will help all individuals—attorneys, reentering citizens, and members 
of the public—with navigating the sometimes complicated bureaucratic processes necessary 
for obtaining housing, public assistance, medical and mental health treatment and more. This 
resource will soon be available to all returning citizens, regardless of whether they were SADO clients.
4.
The Reentry Newsletter,The Drum, is prepared with the help of returning citizens in an effort 
to create a sense of community amongst reentering citizens and to encourage pro-social inter-
actions. The newsletter frequently provides returning citizens with information about dealing 
with the challenges they face, as well as practical information, such as job opportunities.

Detroit Second Chance, Inc.  (D2C)
MAIN OFFICE: 
310 Visger 
River Rouge, MI  48218
Phone: 313-561-8600
Email: info@d2chance.org
Website: https://www.d2chance.org
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OUR CAMPUS:
27652 W. Outer Dr.
Ecorse, MI   48229
Detroit Second Chance, Inc. (D2C) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) prisoner re-entry housing program 
that works in conjunction with Better Days AfterCare (BDA) to provide stable housing to return-
ing offenders in order to assist them in transitioning back into society and avoid recidivism.
ONSITE SERVICES:
We offer onsite services to meet the needs of our residents:
​1.  Meals are served 3 times a day, 7 days per week, plus snacks.
2.  Residents are provided with toiletries on the 15th and 30th of each month.
3.  Group meetings with residents take place 5 days a week to discuss resident plans   
     and/or concerns.
4.  Assistance with applying for Medicaid and other services.
5.  Provide transportation for new residents, on a limited basis, until they become accustomed 
     to the mass transit system.
6.  Residents receive monthly bus tickets.

A BRIGHTER WAY 
Phone: 734-646-1587 
Email: abwmentoring@gmail.com
Website: http://abrighterway.org
A Brighter Way (ABW) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Washtenaw County that was 
created from the realization of the issues and struggles that many people face while reinteg-
rating back into society after serving time in prison or jail.
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A Brighter Way provides assistance, support, and guidance to individuals as they transition 
back into the community. Our staff and volunteers do so from the time these individuals are 
referred into the program until they are stably integrated. We work to create a space for people 
to pursue their goals by offering mentoring services and social support; build personal relation- ships with employers and housing facilities; and combat the stigma surrounding those re-entering society after time incarcerated. Currently serves Washtenaw County. 

UNIFIED
Detroit Office:
3968 Mt. Elliott 
Detroit, MI  48207
Phone: 313-446-9800
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Ypsilanti Office:
2287 Ellsworth  Suite B
Ypsilanti, MI  48197
Phone: 734-572-9355
Email: info@miunified.org
Website: http://miunified.org/Services/Care
Assisting client’s transition from the Correctional System into the community for independence 
and medical stability. For information call 877-361-3907. Offers a wide variety of Reentry services.

W.A.R. Program
Main Office
9851 Hamilton Ave.
Detroit, MI   48202
Phone: 313-883-2100
Email: csswc@csswayne.org
Website: http://www.csswayne.org/behavioral-health-and-community-services
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Dearborn Office
Garrison Place Office Bldg.
19855 W. Outer Dr.  Suite 207E
Dearborn, MI  48124
Phone: 313-792-9286
W.A.R. Program: 
Worthy Able and Ready (W.A.R) program helps ease the transition of returning citizens age 
18 and older re-entering into society from incarceration. The goal is to assists citizens to 
secure employment, housing & obtain proper identification including Social Security Cards.

Detroit Hispanic Development
1211 Trumbull
Detroit, MI  48216
Phone: 313-967-4880
Website: http://www.dhdc1.org
Reentry Services Case Management:
DHDC provides necessary services to adults who are returning home from prison and/or are 
gang involved. Faced with the tremendous challenge of rebuilding a life, program participants 
learn skills to build on their strengths and ultimately overcome barriers necessary to positively change their lives. Participants interact with others who have managed to lead a drug-free life, 
stay out of gangs, live a non-criminal lifestyle, and cope with issues around gang participation. Funding for this program is provided by DHDC’s business partners and volunteer work. Please 
see Tattoo Removal program above!


MENTAL HEALTH / SUBSTANCE ABUSE  CORRECTIONS 
OUTREACH INTENSIVE TREATMENT PROGRAM   (MCOIT)

Community Care Services
Administration: 
26184 W. Outer Dr.
Lincoln Park, MI  48146
Phone: 313-389-7500    
24 Hour Hotline:  313-224-7000
Website: www.comcareserv.org
AND
Outpatient Locations: 
26184 W. Outer Dr., Bldg. A  
26180 W. Outer Dr., Bldg. B
Lincoln Park, MI  48146
Phone:  313-389-7500
&
26650 Eureka   Suite A
Taylor, MI  48180 
Phone: 734-955-3550
&
Turning Point Clubhouse
1605 Fort 
Lincoln Park, MI  48146 
Phone: 313-382-7861
&
Homeless Resource Team 
26180 W. Outer Dr.
Lincoln Park, MI  48146 
Phone: 313-294-8822 
Offers a wide variety of mental health services and substance abuse services! Also offers Mental Health / Substance Abuse Corrections Outreach Intensive Treatment Program (MCOIT),12 step recovery groups on site and driver's license evaluation.  

Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County
CSSW Main Building:
4925 Packard 
Ann Arbor, MI  48108
Phone: 734-971-9781
Website: https://csswashtenaw.org/bhs/offender-success
The mission of Offender Success is to reduce crime and enhance public safety by implementing 
a seamless system of services for offenders from the time of their entry to prison through their transition, community reintegration, and aftercare in their communities.The Offender Success 
program provides many previously incarcerated individuals a new lease on life.
CSSW operates the Offender Success programs for Prosperity Region 9 (Washtenaw, Livingston, Jackson, Hillsdale, Lenawee, Monroe) as part of a state-wide collaborative with the Michigan Department of Corrections.
To Get Started:
Contact Devin Dailey, Community Coordinator, at ddailey@csswashtenaw.org.

CARE of Southeast Michigan 
MAIN Office:
31900 Utica 
Fraser, MI 48026
Phone: 586-541-CARE
&
Recovery United Community Center
32577 Garfield 
Fraser, MI  48026
Phone: 586-552-1120
Website: https://www.careofsem.com/correctional-programs
The National Institute on Drug Abuse suggests that approximately half of all individuals serving 
a prison sentence abuse or are addicted to drugs. We know that community-based support promotes recovery and reduces recidivism. By initiating treatment for substance use while a 
person is still incarcerated and continuing to offer services as they reintegrate into the comm-
unity, we can increase the likelihood of positive treatment outcomes.


AID FOR GOING BACK TO JOB TRAINING AND WORK

CareFirst Community Health Services       
8097 Decatur 
Detroit, MI  48228
Phone: 313-846-5020
Website:  www.care-first.org
Outpatient counseling to substance abusers as well as other services such as After-care 
services for returning citizens and a residential program for homeless HIV/AIDS women and their children, HIV testing and counseling and more. Services the City of Detroit. 

Paula's House                   
3580 S Custer 
Monroe, MI  48161                        
Phone: 734-242-6650
Email:  paulawhitman@sbcglobal.net 
Website: http://www.monroecountychamber.com/list/member/paula-s-house-women-
empowering-women-2329
Paula's House is a long term transition home for women in recovery from substance abuse. 
Our program is devoted to providing a caring and dignified residential home for recovering 
women, single or with their minor children. We emphasize a woman's strengths while em-
powering her to make positive changes in her life.

RETURNING HOPE TO RETURNING CITIZENS
Here to Help Foundation
P.O. Box 480
Royal Oak, MI 48068 
Email:  HeretoHelpFoundation@icloud.com
Website: https://www.heretohelpfoundation.org/activek/Returning-Hope-to-Returning-
Citizens-c32
Here to Help has done a lot of work with returning citizens as they begin the process of successfully moving forward. One of the difficulties encountered by such individuals is 
the limited resources to obtain basic necessities to comfortably live independently. 
&
Here to Help continues to assist returning citizens with furniture through our Home Sweet 
Home program and paying first month’s rent or security deposit through our Roof Over 
Head program. 
&
However, many are still in need of clothes and basic home furnishings such as dishes, 
cooking utensils, pots and pans, pillows, bed sheets & blankets, towels, silverware,  microwave, television etc. Therefore we created the Returning Hope to Returning Citizens 
program that allows Here to Help to provide these types of items and assist someone to 
further create a more comfortable residence that meets their needs.  

Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit 
Employment Development Services 
3111 Grand River Ave. 
Detroit, MI 48208 
Phone: 313-557-4834
Website: https://goodwilldetroit.org/services/for-individuals
Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit provides services to individuals who are serving 
probation or have been recently released from a county or state correctional facility for 
a non-violent offense. Services include: job readiness training, paid transitional work experience, basic academic and remedial training to improve math or reading skills and 
job placement.  Employment follow-up/retention services are also provided. 

Crossroads--Main Office
2424 W. Grand Blvd. 
Detroit, MI  48208
Phone: 313-831-2787   
For appointments call 313-831-2000
Website: www.crossroadsofmichigan.org
AND
Crossroads Employment Offices
2424 W. Grand Blvd. 
Detroit, MI  48215
Phone: 313-831-2787
&
Crossroads at Salem 
21230 Moross
Detroit, MI  48236
Phone: 313-822-4441                                       
Crossroads is a social service outreach agency with two locations in Detroit. Founded in 
1971, Crossroads exists to support the community at large by providing emergency assis-
tance, advocacy, and counseling to anyone in need. Acting in partnership with many other 
agencies, parishes, hospitals, companies and organizations in the metro area, Crossroads 
offers assistance in the form of a hand-up. We work with our clients to meet their immediate 
needs and help them assess their situations to lessen the likelihood of future problems. 

Southwest Solutions
3627 W. Vernor Hwy.
Detroit, MI  48216
Websites:  www.swsol.org             
S.W. Solutions is a non-profit that is in partnership with Detroit GreenWorks Solutions which provides green jobs training to disadvantaged residents of S.W. Detroit to train them for the 
new "green jobs". Open to returning citizens! You must live in one of the following zip codes: 
48208, 48209, 48210, 48216 and 48217. 

Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation
1211 Trumbull
Detroit, MI  48216
Phone: 313-967-4880
Website:  www.dhdc1.org
Reentry Services Case Management
DHDC provides necessary services to adults who are returning home from prison and/or are 
gang involved. Faced with the tremendous challenge of rebuilding a life, program participants 
learn skills to build on their strengths and ultimately overcome barriers necessary to positively change their lives. Participants interact with others who have managed to lead a drug-free life, 
stay out of gangs, live a non-criminal lifestyle, and cope with issues around gang participation. Funding for this program is provided by DHDC’s business partners and volunteer work.
NOTE:  
Freedom Ink Tattoo-Removal Program
Reentry Dermatologists and certified medical professionals volunteer their time to remove 
tattoos for people coming out of a prison or gang lifestyle.To receive this service, participants 
must commit to a gang and drug-free lifestyle. Volunteers  provide services bi-weekly at DHDC. 
This program is supported entirely through in-kind services from Dr. Eric Seiger and The Skin 
and Vein Center, and volunteers from Botsford Hospital.

Matrix Human Services
Administrative Office:
1400 Woodbridge 
Detroit, MI  48207
Phone: 313-962-5255
Website: https://www.matrixhumanservices.org
Matrix programs are impacting lives. We offer programming at more than 35 locations and have served the city of Detroit and surrounding areas for more than 110 years. We continue our work, educating children, supporting families and rebuilding neighborhoods in Detroit.

SHAR Inc.
SHAR Main
1852 W. Grand Blvd.
Detroit, MI  48208
Phone: 313-894-8276   313-894-8444  ext. 2207
Website:  http://sharinc.org/index.html#home
SHAR's service delivery continuum ranges from:
SHAR is continuously evolving and developing innovative ways of positively impacting our community.

Second Chance Support Network 
4986 S. Old US 23
Brighton, MI  48114
Phone: 810-522-5531
Website: http://www.secondchancesupportnetwork.org/index.html
Second Chance Support Network is a non-profit, Christian mentoring program for men and 
women coming out of jail or prison. We offer support which may include helping to set and 
reach personal goals, provide insight into life circumstances, finding services in the comm-
unity, being a sounding board, helping to connect to a faith group, or possibly someone to 
just have coffee with. Please click around to get to know the Second Chance Support Network. 
We love God. We love our neighbors. And we love to serve. 
&
Second Chance Support Network assists with skill training, resume assistance and interview coaching. We also work with companies in Livingston County to provide the best candidate 
for the job.

Damascus Road Ministries
P.O. Box 426
301 S. Tecumseh
Adrian, MI  49221
Phone: 517-265-1900
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DamascusRoadMinistriesMI
Damascus Road Ministries (DRM) offers guidance to the homeless and those recently 
released from jail or prison. DRM assists clients in getting food, clothing, furniture, 
work and necessities such as a driver's license or identification card. DRM also offers 
a daytime warming room during the winter and acts as an employment agency, screen-
ing and finding temporary jobs for many of its clients.


TAX INCENTIVES AND WORK CREDIT INCENTIVES FOR EMPLOYERS TO HIRE RETURNING CITIZENS

Michigan Fidelity Bonding Program 
Website: https://www.michigan.gov/leo/0,5863,7-336-94422_95539_64361-525309--,00.html
The fidelity bond covers job seekers who are considered high-risk due to some factor in their personal background and who have been rejected by a commercial bonding company. Fidelity bonds provide 100% insurance coverage and have no deductible; the employer is fully protected against losses resulting from employee dishonesty. Bond insurance coverage ranges from $5,000 
to $25,000 for a six-month period. As an incentive to hire members of a targeted population, employers receive the bond coverage FREE OF CHARGE for the first six months of the covered employee’s employment. 

Tax Credits
Michigan Bureau of Workers’ & Unemployment Compensation 
WOTC Unit 
Cadillac Place 
3024 W. Grand Blvd.  Suite 11-450 
Detroit, MI  48202 
Phone: 313-456-2105 
Website: https://www.mitalent.org/employer-other-resources
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit to reduce the federal tax liability 
of private for profit employers to be used as an incentive for employers to hire individuals from 
eight different targeted groups: TANF recipients, veterans, ex-felons, high risk youth, summer 
youth, Food Stamp recipients, SSI recipients, and vocational rehabilitation referrals.


EMPLOYMENT 

Please look under the EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES page on this website! 

M.O.R.E.--Michigan Offender Reintegration Effort
Second Chances for a Better Community and a Brighter Future
Phone: 313-909-6871
Email: employers@moreemploys.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/moreemploys
Website: http://www.moreemploys.com
Michigan Offender Reintegration Effort offers a second chance to those who have made
mistakes in their lives. We place the right people with the right jobs throughout Michigan.

Center for Employment Opportunities
7310 Woodward Ave.  Suite 701B 
Detroit, MI   48202
Phone: 313-400-0024 (ask for Tony Wise) 
Website: https://ceoworks.org/impact-evidence
This organization works exclusively with returning citizens. 

Live Rite Resource Center 
27700 Gratiot Ave. 
Roseville, MI  48066
Phone: 586-217-5899
Email: liveritestructuredcorp@gmail.com
Website: https://www.liveritestructuredcorp.com
Nu-way Staffing, Vocational Training & Job Assistance:
As you may have heard, we have a staffing company here at Live Rite. It’s called Nu-Way Staffing, and we have been hard at work compiling information so we can assist everyone who comes in 
our doors in finding gainful employment. We have contracts with several local factories and are working diligently to build relationships with others to give our clients the best opportunities possible.


PRISON MINISTRY GROUPS FOR THOSE INCARCERATED AND PAROLEES

Prison Fellowship
44180 Riverside Parkway 
Lansdowne, VA  20176 
Phone: 800-206-9764
Website: https://www.prisonfellowship.org
Prison Fellowship® is the nation's largest nonprofit serving prisoners, former prisoners, and 
their families, and a leading advocate for justice reform. We seek to share the real, living hope 
of the Gospel with people who long for its power to make them new. Real restoration begins 
by addressing the cycle of crime on all fronts, in prison and out, and engaging in a cycle of 
renewal. Offers a wide variety of programs!

Crossroad Bible Institute
P.O. Box 900
Grand Rapids, MI  49509-0900
Phone: 800-668-2450
Email:  mail@crossroadbible.org
Website: https://cpministries.org
At Crossroads Prison Ministries, we connect prisoners with volunteer mentors on the outside. Unlikely friendships are formed, and the lives of both prisoners and mentors are changed as 
they exchange letters, study God’s Word and apply biblical truths to their lives.

Broken Yoke Ministries Inc.
PO Box 5824
De Pere, WI  54115-5824
Phone: 262-751-1128
Email:  Bob@brokenyoke.org
Website:  http://brokenyoke.org
For those with same-sex attraction and CSC charges or convictions. Bob Van Domelen, has 
served as ministry director since 1989 and currently focuses on jail and prison ministry with 
an emphasis on those with sex-related offenses. In addition to writing and publishing Into the 
Light, a support newsletter published bi-monthly, he has been involved in correspondence 
ministry to inmates throughout the country and has appeared on radio and television as well 
as at many conferences as a speaker on the issue of ministry to those seen as the modern day 
leper.

ARM Prison Outreach  (American Rehabilitation Ministries)
PO Box 1627
Joplin, MO  64802-1490
Phone: 417-781-9100
Email: info@arm.org 
Website:  www.arm.org 
American Rehabilitation Ministries (ARM) is located in Joplin, MO. Its primary mission is to bring 
the good news of salvation to those in prison. ARM began ministering to prisoners in the United States in 1973 when there were only 234,000 people in the nation’s prison population, where it had consistently hovered since the 1940's. Today, ARM ministers domestically to more than 1.2 million 
people who are incarcerated in America’s 1,500 state and federal prisons, and another half-million inmates occupying the nation’s 3,200 jails.
&
Beginning in 2001, ARM expanded its efforts internationally, beginning with a prison in Mexico 
and subsequently expanding to Africa, India and Russia. Later, branch ministries were added 
in Cambodia, Thailand, South Korea, and the Philippines. Today, ARM takes the Gospel into jails 
and prison cells on six continents and it has five international branch ministry locations.


PRISON MINISTRY GROUPS / PROGRAM HELP FOR PAROLEES

Life Challenge of Southeastern Michigan               
17667 Pierson
Detroit, MI  48219
Phone: 313-531-0111
Email: lifechallenge@um.att.com
Website: https://lcministries.org
&
Life Challenge of Greater Flint
1230 Dupont 
Flint, MI  48504
Phone: 810-235-3787
Life Challenge is a one-year residential recovery program for men and women with drug, alcohol, and other life-controlling addictions. Affiliated with Teen Challenge USA, International, our goal 
is more than rehabilitation-helping men and women get clean and sober. Our purpose is to make fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.
&
Consequently, we seek to help men and women turn from their self-destructive ways and put 
their faith in God. We emphasize Bible study, counseling, and Christian community. Life Chal-
lenge has campuses in Detroit and Flint. Both programs offer a highly structured environment providing a unique opportunity for people to separate themselves temporarily from the normal
distractions of life and give needed attention to personal spiritual growth.










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