PAROLEE RESOURCES
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 Commissioners has 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.  
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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 ob-
tain 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
&
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 pro-
viding emergency assistance, 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. 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, transportation, 
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, home-
less 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
&
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 citi-zens to secure employment, housing and obtain proper identi-
fication 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 add-
itional 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 assistance 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
&
HOPE Medical & Dental Clinic
518 Harriet
Ypsilanti, MI 48198
Phone: 734-484-2989 Administration
&
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 and 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, screen-
ing 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 ordin-
ance violation--punishable by no more than a 90-day term and $1,000 fine, com-
mitted 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.org
Lakeshore 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 domestic 
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
&
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
&
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 represen-
tative will contact you at the phone number or email you provide with more 
information on your expungment 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 expungment screening Project 
Clean Slate pairs you with an attorney who reviews your criminal record, deter-
mines if you are eligible for expungment and if you are, starts the application 
process. Project Clean Slate is only available to current City of Detroit residents.

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 train-
ing 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 Work-
force 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 req-
uest 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 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. 


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 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 freq-
uently 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 commit 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.  


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 involve-
ment in the criminal justice system. Our goal is to dismantle the school 
to prison pipeline system and create a cycle that will break it. Instead 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/ sup-
port 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 su-
pport 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 opt-
ional 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 information 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 Nat-
ional Association for Rational Sex Offense Laws.
&
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
&
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 Reentry Plans (CRPs), the facilitation of monthly Re-
entry Workshops, the production of a Reentry Guidebook, and the pub-
lication 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 indiv-
idual 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 interactions. The newsletter freq-
uently provides returning citizens with information about dealing with the 
challenges they face, as well as practical information, such as job oppor-
tunities.

UNIFIED
Detroit Office:
3968 Mt. Elliott 
Detroit, MI  48207
Phone: 313-446-9800
&
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
&
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 incar-
ceration. The goal is to assists citizens to secure employment, housing 
and 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 rein-
tegration, and aftercare in their communities.The Offender Success pro-
gram 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 
community, 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 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                   
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 dig-
nified residential home for recovering women, single or with their minor 
children. We emphasize a woman's strengths while empowering 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 en-
countered 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, micro- wave, 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 fur-
ther 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 assistance, 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 circum-
stances, finding services in the community, 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 cov-
erage 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! 

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 find-
ing 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 corres-
pondence 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 1940s. 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 Challenge 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.

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 reintegrating back into society after serving 
time in prison or jail.
&
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 relationships 
with employers and housing facilities; and combat the stigma surrounding those 
re-entering society after time incarcerated. Currently serves Washtenaw County. 








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