What is the Community Reintegration Department?

The Community Reintegration Department at Goodwill is comprised of programs that typically address barriers of individuals who are or have been involved in the legal system or are participating in activities that put them at risk for entering the legal system. 

What are the benefits of Community Reintegration at Goodwill?

  • Access to expertise within department (intensive case managers and career specialists)
  • Opportunities for additional supportive services through inter-departmental program referrals
  • Employment services located in the community at three of the Adult Probation Community Resources Centers
  • No additional costs

Additional available support services may include:

  • Employment and job readiness training
  • Housing referrals
  • ABE / GED® instruction
  • Work-related incentives (clothing, legal documents, transportation)

The Goodwill Center is an alternative housing facility that has a contract with the Allegheny County Jail to house non-violent, adult, male offenders. The Center utilizes a Therapeutic Community Model that addresses goals and makes referrals in the following domains to prevent recidivism:

  • Basic Life Needs: Food, clothing, identification, transportation, legal etc
  • Housing: emergency, transitional and permanent
  • Employment & Training: Job Readiness, retention, job search classes, training, financial literacy and education
  • Wellness: Physical, Mental health, Drug & Alcohol, spiritual, cognitive behavioral
  • Family: Parenting classes, family visitation, child support issues

Who is eligible for Community Reintegration? 

Programs within the Community Reintegration Department at Goodwill are referral-based through the Allegheny County Jail and Allegheny County Probation office. 

Who to contact:

The Goodwill Center: 412-381-2676 or cindi.owoc@goodwillswpa.org 
All other reintegration services: 412-589-0013 or mila.eggers@goodwillswpa.org

For information on Goodwill's PREA audit, click here

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