The Goodwill Adult Re-Entry Program aims to address the full range of challenges faced by formerly incarcerated adults to make successful transitions back to the community.

What does the Goodwill Adult Re-Entry Program offer?

  • Customized education, vocational training, and employment programs based on individual needs and assessments.
  • Vocational and on-the-job training in skilled trade-related industries that lead to careers in fields such as building/construction, manufacturing, and culinary arts.
  • GED prep classes for those in need of a high school equivalency certificate and academic remediation to assist with preparing for vocational skills training..
  • A dedicated case manager for support both during training and for the first year of employment.

Additional Support Services:

  • Legal assistance
  • Financial planning
  • Transportation assistance
  • Employment services
  • Monetary stipend for meeting training goals

Eligibility Requirements:

Documentation is required to prove eligibility. Ineligible candidates may be referred to other services within Goodwill.

1. Adults ages 25 and older
2. Previously incarcerated and released within 180 days; or is currently under supervision (i.e. on probation, confined in a correctional facility with a release date within 6-months, residing in a residential reentry center, or electronic monitoring or home-based monitoring, or enrolled in a jail-based work release center. )
3. Authorized to work in the United States
4. Has never been convicted of a sex crime other than prostitution
5. Considered low-income (will need to provide proof of where they live; eligibility will be based on Department of Labor approved zip codes and census tracks)
6. Persons convicted of a violent crime will be assessed for eligibility based on risk assessment

Who to contact:

Phone: 1-877-499-3526

The Goodwill® Reentry Opportunities to Work (GROW) program is made possible with a grant award of $4.5 million, covering 92 percent of costs, from the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration. Eight percent of GROW program activities and services will be supported with $373,275 in leveraged resources.


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