If you are a returning citizen, contact the Field Operations Coordinator in your area for assistance with services.Housing
Transitional housing services include safe and secure housing accommodations with three meals per day; housing placement assistance; assistance with social services; referrals to other providers; enrollment in online GED and college courses; mentorship; skills training in anger management, attitude adjustment and communication; and transition planning.
SHELTER, Inc. | 925-335-0698 | website
Employment and Education
Liaisons conduct workshops introducing pre- and post-release participants to employment and educational opportunities and assist with obtaining the paperwork required for applying. Services also include assessment of job readiness, career coaching, educational and vocational training, interview and resume preparation, transitional employment, job search and placement assistance, and career development.
Men and Women of Purpose | 855-697-5683 | website
Reach Fellowship International | 510-435-1355 | website
Goodwill Industries of the Greater East Bay, Inc. | 925-706-9024 | website
Rubicon Programs, Inc. | 510-235-1516 | website
Mentorship includes family reunification services to returning citizens, their families, friends and community. Workshops engage participants in resolving conflict, promoting healthy interaction and rebuilding relationships.
Center for Human Development | 925-687-8844 |
Specialized Employment Training
On-the-job employment training and placement includes one-year automotive mechanic
programs and one- to two-month paintless dent repair programs.
Fast Eddie's Automotive Training | 925-679-8554
Legal services are available to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals, including a post-release check-up to identify barriers requiring legal interventions, and other matters such as re-claiming forfeited property and criminal record employment discrimination.
Bay Area Legal Aid | 510-663-4755 | website
Resource Guide and 211
The Reentry Resource Guide is a comprehensive and user-friendly guide of resources for individuals reintegrating into communities after incarceration. 211 is the national, toll-free, three-digit phone number to call for information about local health and social services, enabling people to find resources in the community quickly and easily.
Contra Costa Crisis Center | 925-939-1916 | website