PAROLEE RESOURCES
NOTE:  ADDED 6/26/2014

The cost of obtaining birth certificates is a barrier to the homeless, returning citizens
and others wanting to re-enter the workforce but do not have necessary identification.  Oakland County's Board of Commissionershas passed a Resolution that will allow
for a 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. 
&
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. 


NOTE:  ADDED 6/24/2013

Did you know The Friend of the Court in ALL of the Counties in the State of Michigan have forgiveness and matching programs for state-owed child support arrearages? 
If the custodial parent of the child(ren) received public assistance, child support arrearages are typically owed to the State. The forgiveness program will waive
all of the State-owed arrearages and the matching program will reduce the state-
owed arrearage by the same amount of the payment made to the custodial parent. 
(Any arrearages owed to the custodial parent are the property of that parent and
only that parent can agree to waive arrearages, accept a lower amount or enforce payment).  The forms can be found on any of The Friend of the Court websites
and do not require a fee or a hearing; just simply fill them out and send them to
The Friend of the Court in the County in which you owe the child support arrearages
for processing. State-owed child support arrearages can be forgiven for a number
of reasons such as prior incarceration, medical debt, currently residing with the children or custodial parent, disability and a variety of other reasons. 


NOTE:   ADDED 10/23/2012

There has been a change in the Driver Responsibility Fee statute effective October
1st of 2012.The Driver Responsibility Fee is levied by the State against drivers who
had seven or more points on their driving record or who were convicted of “qualifying offenses.” The fees range from $100 to $2000. The law was changed in 2009 to allow
for payment arrangements over a 24 month period which allow the driver to keep
their driving privileges if they can get an approved payment arrangement.

The effect of this law means that people that can’t pay these large fees probably
drive without a license and insurance. The new law does away with the $150 driver responsibility fee charged for two consecutiveyears, for the following violations committed after October 1st: operating a motor vehicle with an expired license
or without a valid license, having more than one license and failing to surrender
licenses from other states.

It also eliminates the $200 driver responsibility fee charged for two consecutive
years for the following violations committed after October 1st: failing to have
insurance, failing to produce proof of insurance and knowingly providing false
evidence of insurance.


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.


EXPUNGEMENT PROCESS

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!


Judge Mathis Community Center                               
19320 Greenfield Road   1 Block North of 7 Mile
Detroit, MI 48235
Phone: 313-342-8582
Email:  info@mathiscommunitycenter.org
Website:  www.mathiscommunitycenter.org
The Judge Mathis Community Center can refer offenders that meet the requirements
to an organization to aid you in the expungement process.  Pick up an application Monday-Friday from noon to 5 p.m.


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. Information provided will include which qualifies for expungement, presentation in the criminal justice system and employment opportunities and voting rights for convicted felons.
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 Work-
force Development at 313-496-2704.



CRIMINAL RECORD REPOSITORY           

Criminal Justice Information Center
Michigan State Police
7150 Harris Dr.
Lansing, MI 48913
Phone:   517-322-1959
Fax:   517-322-0635 
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 including a name for record search, date of birth, race, sex and social security number. A fee of $5, payable to the “State of Michigan,” should accompany the request.


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 financial 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 or by mail
at Selective Service System, Registration Information Office , P.O. Box 94638, Palatine
IL  50094-4638. Failure to register mayresult in prosecution and if convicted, a fine
of up to $250,000 and/or a prison term of up to five years. (During peacetime, with registration only, the maximum is a fine of up to $2500 and/or a prison term of 4 months).



MICHIGAN RE-ENTRY SITE FOR LEGAL ISSUES

Michigan ReEntry Law Wiki
Website: http://reentry.mplp.org/reentry
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 information 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 responsibilities upon reentering their community.  The handbook 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                                               
313-967-5638                                                    


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


Macomb County Office
21885 Dunham, Ste. 4
Clinton Township, MI  48036
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
       OR   www.skinandvein.com
Freedom Ink has been in existence for 8 years and was established to coincide with
our re-entry services to help folks coming out of prison or formerly gang affiliated transform their lives by removing their old tattoo’s in order to become more gainfully employed and to move forward in a positive manner. Together Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation, The Skin and Vein Center and Beaumont Hospital residents built a beautiful relationship that allows the doctors to be at our agency twice a month for the removal process. This is open to all, does not matter which county, city, or
even neighboring states as long as the individual is willing to travel to ouragency.
Join us on Facebook at Freedom Ink Tattoo Removal for dates/events, before/after
pics, videos.  We also will service individual who are just seeking to remove their
old tattoo’s and who have never been incarcerated or gang affiliated for $25.00
each tattoo.
AND
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
s provided by DHDC’s business partners and volunteer work.



PARENTING PROGRAMS

Please check under the "Parenting Resources" for programs to help you with integrating back into your family, including resources for parolees. 



SUPPORT GROUPS & MENTORING PRISONERS & FAMILY SUPPORT

Lifeline Prison Ministry               
P.O. Box 252763
West Bloomfield, MI  48325
Phone: 248-250-4043  Larry Gudith
Email: lifelineprisonministry@yahoo.com
Website: www.lifelineprisonministry.org
Our inter-denominational ministry is compromised of over 4,300 volunteers, Serving
in all 30 state correctional facilites and all 83 county jails in the State of Michigan, who are caring, loving, non-judgemental Christians who are totally dedicated and devoted
to serving broking 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.


Man Power Mentoring Inc.                                            
5575 Conner St.  Suite 201   (MOMS Building)
Detroit, MI
Phone:  313-924-0583  call for an appointment    
Walk-ins welcome Monday & Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Website: http://manpowermentoirng.webs.com
If you are  a parolee who paroled on or after Oct. 1st, 2009  OR are in the M.P.R.I. program, you are eligible to have a mentor to assist you through your transition through this program!  If you have children ages 14-18, they can receive mentoring
as well. Mentoring benefits include being matched with a mentor who can increase
your resources, get help with your business, on-the-job training or job placement, increase your networking opportunities, and get help with family reunification activities.


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. It meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of
every month at Kirk of Our Savior (in the downstairs fellowship hall) from 6:30 pm
to 8:30 pm.


Mothers Of Inmates Support Team (M.O.I.S.T.)
Fellowship Chapel Church
7707 W. Outer Drive  
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 & Augst.  No cost to attend. Memership is optional
at $5 per month.


Family of Prisoners United Support Group
Phone:  248-969-1580   Bertha
Email: fopu@ameritech.net
Phone and email support for families of the incarcerated and occasional meetings
in Auburn Hills.


Destiny and Purpose Community Outreach      
127 North Washington
Ypsilanti, MI  48197
AND
P.O. Box 19119
Detroit, MI  48219
Email: dapco1@sbcgloabl.net  
Website: http://www.dapco.org/id12.html
If you would like to be on her mailing list to get notice of the support group meetings,
please send an email. 


Family of Prisoners Support Group  (F.O.P.S.) / American Friends Committee
1414 Hill Street  (behind 1416 Hill Street)
Ann Arbor,  MI  48104
Phone:  734-761-8283
Email:  fops@prisoneradvocacy.org
Website:  www.prisoneradvocacy.org
Meets the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at above address.  Its goal is
to help each other with emotions, money management, resources, transportation, advocacy and whatever else members find useful.


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. 


Helping Our Prisoners Elevate
Lakeshore Economic Coalition
7310 E. Grand Blvd.
Detroit MI 48202
"2nd Chancers" support group.  Open to families of loved ones incarcerated,
ex-offenders, past parolee's and probationers, etc. 


80 Strong Community Outreach       
P.O. Box 03759
Highland Park, MI 48203
Phone: 313 743-1941   Mary Johnson
Website: http://www.80strongcommunityoutreach.org
Our Goals for the individual is to effectively and efficiently meet the needs
of our clients through assessing each participants’ needs on an individual
basis, by ensuring each of our clients attain and maintain tools required
to live productive lives. This is achieved practically by providing a food
pantry and clothing closet for our participants, providing bus passes for
those in need of transportation, assistance increasing program availability
to our consumers based on individual needs. Our professional staff then
decide the course of action to help our clients reach their maximum potential;
this is achieved through our extended services as counselors for the community
to conservatively grow the service level through our programming. As the quality
of services we provide increases, there will be an increased budget availability
to decrease the amount an individual returns to using drugs, alcohol and living
an abusive life-style to improve the quality of living for many of us in the communities
in which we live


Camp New Day   (for children and youth of incarcerated parents)          
Albright United Methodist Camp
3156 190th Ave.
Reed City, MI  49677
Phone:  231-832-9094  OR 231-480-1795
Email:  campgroundregistrations@umcamping.org
Website:  https://www.albrightpark.org/specialcampsevents
Campers will have the opportunity to sleep in cabins, swim, hike, tube,canoe
and play, as well as enjoy arts and crafts, music, hear stories from the Bible,
see some old friends as well as make some new ones.  At night campers enjoy
a campfire. There is a fee of $360 but partial or full scholarships ARE available
for all campers.  No child should not attend because of an inability to pay!


Macomb County Caregiver's Choice  Program       
Phone: 586-469-7619
Email: jan.gwozdz@macombcountymi.gov
A new Macomb County youth mentoring program for Macomb County children
ages 4-18 with a parent in prison. The program receives funding through the
U.S. Department of Human Services and is provided by the county's Michigan
State University Extension Office.  Children will be matched with a mentor to
help them with homework, play sports or lend an empathetic ear. 


Childhelp Michigan
Phone: 248-353-0921
Website:  www.childhelp.org
Mentor program provides youth between the ages of 10 and 23, who are involved
in the child welfare and/or juvenile justice systems, the opportunity to positively
interact with an adult mentor.  Also provide mentoring to youth at-risk who are
referred by their school or parents.


Michigan Prisoner Re-Entry Initiative / Mentor Michigan Program
206 E. Michigan
Lansing, MI  48933
Phone: 517-241-6493  OR  517-241-5080
A free Mentoring program for children between the ages of 5-17 who have
a parent in a Michigan prison. 


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 occasionally have coffee meetings. 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 information about MDOC 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
&
Michigan Citizens for Justice
Washtenaw County, MI
Email:  fops@prisoneradvocacy.org
Website:  www.micitizensforjustice.wordpress.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.


HOPE Community Church
14456 E. Jefferson
Detroit, MI  48215
Phone:  313-828-8936
Email:  junewalkerwork@yahoo.com
Support group for families with incarcerated loved ones. Meetings are held on the
1st and 3rd Friday of every month from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Hope Community
Church. Children are welcomed and transportation may be provided.



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

The M.P.R.I. Program in Michigan has been very successful (90% average success across the state!) in helping parolees get into job training and jobs along with counseling and many other services such as obtaining identification, clothes, food, housing etc. to prevent their return to prison.

The very FIRST step however is for the parolee to speak to their parole agent and obtain their approval if the agent feels the parolee is a good match for the program.   Most agencies that are contractors for the department however, have a long waiting
list so it may take some time to get into the program. When the parolee does receive
a referral, make sure it is taken to the recommended agency IMMEDIATELY to get on
the waiting list (make sure your address and phone numbers are on the referral before turning it in!). Call back occasionally and make sure the agency has any updated contact information such as addresses and phone numbers.  If they cannot reach
you, they will move on to the next person on the waiting list!


PLEASE NOTE:  Very shortly, prisoners who participate while in prison, in the PRE-MPRI program and participate in a "in-reach" with their counselor will be given priority over released parolees for this program.  This will make it even harder for already released parolees to get a spot in this program. Therefore, if you are on parole now, speak to your agent immediately for a referral to the program nearest you! 
Website:  www.michpri.com


Catholic Social Services of Wayne County     
Main Office:
9851 Hamilton Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: (313) 883-2100
AND
Dearborn Office:
Garrison Place Office Building
19855 West Outer Drive    Suite 207E
Dearborn, MI 48124
Phone: (313) 792-9286
AND
Eastside Office:
15450 E. Jefferson Avenue    Suite 190
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
Phone: (313) 852-1200
Website:  www.csswayne.org
Michigan Prison Re-Entry Initiative – (MPRI) Contractor
This initiative offers a variety of basic services to parolees and probationers who
are being released from prison. Services include: Didactic group sessions conducted
in the prisons. Follow-up counseling for both individual and family, Information and Referral Network.



GENERAL AID FOR GOING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY, JOB TRAINING
AND WORK

Keep in mind that the "Ban the Box" program is making progress and opening the doors for returning citizens as well as the free bonding & tax credit programs listed below!  Two companies that have removed questions about criminal histories from
their job applications are Target and the Wal-Mart Stores. This allows you to get
"a foot in the door" with these companies and get an interview before the background checks are done. Federal labor laws do NOT explicitly prohibit companies from discriminating against ex-offenders. 


Probation Parole Outreach & Referral Center            
17800 Woodward Ave.  Suite 215A
Detroit, MI  48203
Phone:  313-740-8151
Email:  ProbationParoleOutreachRC@yahoo.com
Website:   www.ProbationParoleOutreach.org
Probation Parole Outreach provides a number of specialized employment assistance programs for our clients. The goal of these programs is to assist their specific circumstances and backgrounds as opportunities and employment issues.  PPO believes that the opportunity for successful reintegration into society for returning  citizens is enhanced by their participation in positive and supportive programs.
PROGRAMS INCLUDE:
REFERRALS INCLUDE:


Community Social Services of Wayne County  (CSSWC)
9851 Hamilton Avenue
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone: 313-883-2100
Email:  csswc@csswayne.org
Website: www.csswayne.org
W.A.R. Program:
CSSWC's Worthy Able and Ready program helps ease the transition of returning citizens age 18 and older re-entering into society from prison. 
V.O.I.C.E.S:
A treatment program for perpetrators of sexual abuse, providing comprehensive services to perpetrators involved in sexual abuse, incest, domestic violence and Internet crime. 
&
Offers other programs such as Substance Abuse Treatment & Prevention programs, Education and Literacy programs, Senior programs, etc.


Women Arise – PROVE Project                      
13100 Averhill
Detroit, MI 48215
Phone:  313-331-1800
PROVE (Post-Release Opportunities for Vocational Education) was created by a community-based program with funds from a federal lawsuit brought by women prisoners in Michigan. The participants,formerly incarcerated women, receive educational/vocational assessment, assistance in meeting educational and/or
vocational goals and obtaining employment. PROVE provides monthly peer meetings,
counseling, parenting classes, tutoring, grade monitoring, educational advice and application assistance.


L.I.F.T. Women's Resource Center        
16180 Meyers Rd.
Detroit, MI 48235
Phone: 313-345-9065
Email:  liftwrc@sbcglobal.net
Website:  www.liftwrc.org
Provides life skills workshops, parenting training, computer and employability training for womenrecovering from domestic violence, substance abuse, returning citizens and recent foreclosuresfor those age 18 to 60+.


CareFirst Community Health Services      
8097 Decatur Street
Detroit, MI 48228
Phone: 313-846-5020
Website:  www.care-first.org
Outpatient counseling to substance abusers as well as other services such as Aftercare 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                  
PO Box 2002
Monroe, MI  48161                       
Phone:  734-242-6650
Email: paulawhitman@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.paulashouse.org
Our mission is to empower women as they make the transition from treatment and/or incarceration to interdependent lifestyle, in a homelike environment. We hope to assist women in reconstructing their lives and returning to our community with skills that allow them to be self-sufficient. Our goal is to reduce the occurrence of relapse and stop the “revolving door’ of incarceration.


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.


AIDS Partnership Michigan
2751 E. Jefferson  #301
Detroit, MI  48207-4100
Phone: 877-361-3907
Email  info@aidspartnership.org
Website: www.aidspartnership.org
The oldest AIDS multi-service organization in Michigan, serving Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Lapeer, and Wayne County has a re-entry specific medical case management program assisting individuals in transitioning from jail or prison back
into the community.  Services include access to HIV testing, medical and psychiatric care, therapy, treatment adherence, transportation, food, emotional support and advocacy.


Crossroads--Main Office
2424 W. Grand Boulevard
Detroit, MI  48208
Phone: 313-831-2787
Website:  www.crossroadsofmichigan.org
AND
Crossroads Employment Offices
14641 E. Jefferson Ave.
Detroit, MI 48215
Phone: 313-822-1660
&
2424 W. Grand Boulevard
Detroit, MI  48208
Phone: 313-831-0213                                      
The staff helps clients write and tweak resumes, compose cover letters, and apply
for positions using the Internet.  In addition to helping with the basics, Crossroads Employment Office holds a bi-weekly group session over a light lunch called Job
Club.  Crossroads may also be able to help with things like work uniforms, eye
glasses, non-skid shoes for someone with a new restaurant job or pay for a certification fee. They have purchased food handler's cards, chef's coats, etc. in order to get returning citizens back to work.


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, livea 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:
Also has a tattoo removal program for those with gang tattoos.  (see top of the page!)


Matrix Human Services
Administrative Office:
120 Parsons Street
Detroit, MI 48201
Phone:  313-831-1000
Website: 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  OR 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.



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

Michigan Fidelity Bonding Program
Website:  http://www.mitalent.org/fidelity-bonding-program
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.


Federal Bonding Program
Employment Services Agency
Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth
3032 West Grand Blvd - Ste 9-450
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: 313-456-3171
Fax:  313-456-3162
Website: http://bonds4jobs.com/forms.html
The Federal Bonding Program provides fidelity bonding insurance coverage
to individuals with criminal histories and other high-risk job applicants who
are qualified, but fail to get jobs because regular commercial bonding is denied
due to their backgrounds. Print off a copy of the form above.


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
Fax:   313-456-2132
Web Site: www.michigan.gov/
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.


PRISON MINISTRY GROUPS FOR THOSE INCARCERATED AND PAROLEES

Prison Fellowship
P.O. Box 1550
Merrifield, VA  22116-1550
Phone:  877-478-0100
Website:  www.prisonfellowship.org

Crossroad Bible Institute
P.O. Box 900
Grand Rapids, MI  49509-0900
Phone:   616-530-1300
Email:  mail@crossroadbible.org
Website:  www.cbi.fm

Broken Yoke Ministries Inc.
P.O. Box 5824
De Pere, WI  54115-5824
Email: Bob@brokenyoke.org
Website: http://brokenyoke.org
For those with same-sex attraction and CSC charges or convictions.

Lifeline Prison Ministries
P.O. Box 1070
Taylor, MI  48180
Phone: 313-292-4337
Email: lifelineprisonministry@yahoo.com  Larry Gudith
Website:  www.prisonministries.net



PRISON MINISTRY GROUPS / PROGRAMS FOR PAROLEES

Life Challenge of Southeastern Michigan              
17667 Pierson
Detroit, MI  48219
Phone:  313-531-0111
Email: lifechallenge@um.att.com
Website:  www.lifechallengesemi.org
AND
Life Challenge of Greater Flint
1230 Dupont Street
Flint, MI  48501
Phone:  810-235-3787
A one-year residential Christian-growth program providing care for men and women
with life-controlling addictions.  Life Challenge is an interdenominational ministry affiliated with Teen Challenge International, USA.


VANGUARD                 
2785 East Grand Blvd.
Detroit,MI  482116
Phone:  313-872-7831 OR  313-556-2015
Website:  www.vanguardcdc.org
Next Steps serves returning citizens who have NO probation or parole requirements (therefore is  NOT an M.P.R.I. contractor).  Participants must have a pending release date or potential release date of more than one year and must be residents of Wayne County.  The program offers support services such as a personal integration plan, Identification restoration & assistance, assistance with vocational and business development training, assigned mentors and social network support
activities.  Also accepts those with CSC convictions.


HOPE    (Helping Operations for People Empowered) 
(an affiliate of Tabernacle Baptist Church)
6125 Beechwood
Detroit, MI  48210
Phone:  313-897-5503
Website: www.hopeindetroit.com
This new group offers after-care support along with guidance and encouragement needed to fulfill requirements of parole and the individual goals of ex-prisoners,
grief counseling, interviewing & resume writing, a clothing closet, health care
through Covenant Care, referral services for housing and substance abuse
treatment and mentor training & matches.  


Gateway To Glory Ministries               
P.O. Box 863
Sterling Heights, MI  48311-0863
Phone:  586-978-7022
               586-883-3392
Email:  contact@gateway2glory.org
Website:  www.gateway2glory.org




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