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The Council has 22 affliliate organizations statewide covering most areas. To locate the nearest affiliate to you and learn what services they have to offer, please contact the website or call the toll free number and you will be directed to your appropriate local affiliate.
Sponsors MoHealthWINs and MoManufacturingWINs
MoHealthWINs offers digital literacy, office clerk/customer service, computer support technician and systems administration programs. Introduction to maintenance and a bio-med online credit program. These programs are geared toward the health profession.
MoManufacturingWINs is a 16 week machine tooling program.
Both programs are aimed at the unemployed, under-employed, low skilled and TAA affected individuals and all are free to the participants.
Job Point provides employment services and support to offenders under the supervision of Missouri Department of Corrections, Division of Probation and Parole. Work readiness training will be provided to include, but not be limited to: job search, job retention, soft skills, life skills and/or basic skills. Staff will conduct case management and develop partnership with local employers. A career lab and support services will be offered to assist individuals to achieve successful community reintegration and employment outcomes. Following workforce entry, staff will provide follow-up services for at least six months. Career assessment will ensure appropriate vocational goals. Individualized assistance will be made available for needs such as medication, tests, licenses, proof of identification, child care, interview clothing, work uniforms, work tools, etc. Skills training in the Highway/Heavy Construction industry will be made available to individuals who exhibit appropriate aptitude and work maturity. Lastly, transportation and gas cards will afford the opportunity to attend classes and appointments, as well as for travel to work during the first month of employment for individuals residing in the rural Counties served.
The FaithWalk Rural Reentry Initiative provides long-term re-integration supportive services to 70 males and females offenders and sex offenders without discrimination, who are currently under the supervision of the Missouri Department of Corrections North Central Region. Supportive services will include: weekly case management and mentoring sessions in life skills, recovery support, employment, anger management and connections to other community resources. Benefit subsidies include: Assistance for sex offender treatment, housing support, transportation and basic care needs.
The FaithWalk Rural Sex Offender Initiative will facilitate a structured community-based program that will reduce recidivism in rural disadvantage areas by providing long-term re-integration supportive services to 30 males and females sex offenders without discrimination, who are currently under the supervision of the Missouri Department of Corrections in the North Central Region within the counties of Randolph and Marion County. Supportive services will include: weekly case management and mentoring sessions in life skills, recovery support, employment, anger management and connections to other community resources. Benefit subsidies include: assistance for sex offender treatment, housing support, transportation and basic care needs.
Community Support Specialists will actively engage participants of programming in accessing available community resources as well as available clinical programming offered by Pathways. Case managers will assist participants in acquiring necessary medical and behavioral health care services, as well as identifying appropriate housing opportunities and assisting participants with their employment skills and identifying viable employment opportunities. In addition to proposed case management services, Pathways will also offer each participant a clinical service package, which will include the following: Assessment/ASI Individual counseling sessions, process groups, educational groups as well as family support and education groups. Additional services can be provided, as deemed medically appropriate, at the time of the participant’s assessment and the creation of their wellness plan.
Pettis County Community Partnership will bring together the JOB Team, Job Point, and other community members to train ex-offenders for gainful employment while working with the participants to meet their housing, clothing, food, educational, and other needs. This is a complete wrap-around program.
The Alliance of Southwest Missouri in collaboration with the "Circles Project" will provide ex-offenders with mentoring services, currently being offered in Joplin, Missouri. The Circles Project will allow ex-offenders to be matched with suitable community mentors in an effort to build relationships, set and review goals, learn how to escape poverty (a significant factor in recidivism rates), and expand social networks. Ultimately, mentees will learn the skills needed to build long-term visions for their own futures as well as that of the broader community. The Alliance will provide offenders with financial assistance to pay for the cost of living at a residential treatment facility. Residents enrolled in this Financial Assistance Program, will receive financial aid to cover the costs of rent for one month as well as continuum of care financial assistance, including counseling, necessary medical expenses, and basic employment needs. The Alliance will also will provide transportation services to non-driving ex-offenders by providing transportation to and from places of employment, medical facilities, and social service agencies.
The residents will receive assistance with daily living activities (ADL.s), obtaining employment, transportation services, etc. Duties will also include assisting in the training of volunteers to be peer mentors. This project will also include additional counseling to ex-offenders in the Mission Gate program, enhanced 12-step recovery meetings and life skills classes, including anger management, parenting classes and weekly individual counseling and family counseling when necessary. The wrap-around services offered with this mentoring program include: Family counseling and parenting classes, housing for residents, mental health counseling (and anger management classes), substance abuse counseling, assistance with employment, transportation to work and meeting the basic needs of residents.
This project will provide 115 residents in Mission Gate's Fort Good Shepherd aftercare program with an enhanced employment program. assisting residents with job applications, resumes, job search activities, and developing partnerships with local employers. A job readiness class will be taught to residents to help them develop soft skills, such as life skills and interpersonal relationships. The Mission Gate program is nine months in length, which will allow for adequate follow-up with each participant. Hard skills will also be included in the program, including GED instruction and computer classes. Finally, resources will be used to ensure that residents have all of their basic needs met, including adequate food, clothing and identification. Residents will also be provided with transportation services to and from work, job interviews and classes they want to attend.
The "Getting it Right" program will enable 17 offenders in Jasper and Newton counties to correct significant thinking errors and assimilate the myriad changes that must be made into their life. Upon completion of the program, offenders will have made improvements in the six major recovery domains: Abstinence, Employment, Stability in Housing, Basic Needs including medical/dental care, Criminal Justice Involvement, and Social Connectedness.
The mission of Liberty House Ministries is to provide a safe, loving, transitional, residential environment for women who are willing to make a positive life change. We provide housing, case management, individual and group counseling, educational assistance, employment assistance, financial planning, and transportation. It is a 6-12 month program. A housing director resides full time at the facility. We accept women 18 years and older who have been released from the department of corrections, or in some way, have been involved with the department of corrections
Provide workforce development and employment services; provide support services: rental assistance, HISET/GED test fees, wellness screening fees, transportation, and personal protective equipment.
This project will assist sex offenders in their re-entry into society by paying for their mandatory treatment for the first six months after they are released from incarceration. Sex Offender Evaluations will be completed on sex offenders re-entering the community or probation system.
The Tri-County Re-Entry Project provides wrap around services to offenders currently under supervision with the MO Department of Corrections whom reside in New Madrid, Mississippi and Scott counties focusing primarily on employment readiness/soft skills, job search assistance, life skills, follow up services, housing assistance and supportive services to reduce the rates of recidivism in the community.
Moving Forward with Transportation Assistance provides individuals currently under the supervision of the Southeast Region - Jefferson County Probation & Parole Office with overcoming transportation barriers by providing bus passes and detailed map outlining stops to assist with basic physiological needs, legal appointments, employment, education and social services. JCCP will contribute in-kind supports which include: direct and indirect administrative salary, fringe, occupancy, program costs and meeting space.
Community Based Solutions (CBS): A Forensic Substance Abuse/Co-Occurring Division of Community Counseling Center is a specialized forensic division programmatically designed to increase the effective scope of the MRP initiative. CBS's systemic, holistic response reduces relapse and recidivism via two independent elements: (1) Forensic Group Intervention: ADA Certified Substance Abuse (primary emphasis) utilizes evidence based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Advanced Cognitive Restructuring; Anger Management and Domestic Violence issues; and (2) Case Management: Employment, including computer access for session job skills, job search, resumes; practice interviews); life-skills, including hygiene, appropriate dress; dependency/independency, recommendations/alternatives for moving; education/GED; referrals/resources. Other services include psychiatry and mental health/co-occurring counseling for mentally disabled clients. CBS automated tracking system and weekly rosters provide Probation & Parole Officers with overviews of client’s statuses.
Mentoring of Offenders is designed to match twenty-five offenders with community mentors in Butler County. Each mentee (offender) will received wrap around services to support their success in the mentoring program. The menu of wrap around services includes academic, housing, transportation and/or basic needs.
Ready4Change program will enable at least 50 offenders in District 5 to receive person-centered reentry services. The program is designed to help offenders across the following domains: a) Employment/Purpose; b) Stability in Housing; c) Basic Needs; d) Health and Sobriety; e) Community/Social Connectedness; and f) Decreased Criminal Justice Involvement.
The same program will enable at least 50 offenders in District 29 to receive person-centered reentry services. The program is designed to help offenders across the following domains: a) Employment/Purpose; b) Stability in Housing; c) Basic Needs; d) Health and Sobriety; e) Community/Social Connectedness; and f) Decreased Criminal Justice Involvement. Services will be provided at the Recovery Lighthouse location in Sedalia.
Open Doors is a literacy program for offenders with low reading levels who are supervised by Probation and Parole offices in Jackson County, MO. Volunteer tutors meet twice a week with offenders to provide free, one-to-one literacy instruction. Offenders will improve their literacy skills and achieve personal goals, such as getting a job, enrolling in a GED course, or passing a written driver's test. Open Doors is an expansion of the adult literacy program of Literacy Kansas City.
The Second Chance Housing Program is a case management driven service, targeting Missouri Offenders, including sex offenders, who are deemed "high risk" of recidivating. The case manager assists level III offenders with goal setting and achievement, including the acquisition of affordable and desirable transitional or rental housing, primarily assisting offenders who reside at KCCRC or who are considered homeless (streets/ shelters). The Housing Specialist will assist participants with first month's rent/ deposit. Participants complete Tenant's Rights and Responsibilities Class and have access to Second Chance Program Services including mentoring and employment services, to assist with their secondary goals. A goal for all participants is to reduce their level of supervision, including release from KCCRC, removal of electronic monitoring and/ or a reduction in FRRI Scores, through addressing risk factors as identified by parties to the case.
This project will serve 20 male offenders under state supervision and include those identified through the Kansas City No Violence Alliance (NoVA). Services will include job readiness training, job search assistance, job retention, case management, transportation, mentoring and other direct services.
TurnAround Kansas City Basic Essentials' goal is to assist ex-offenders still under Parole & Probation supervision, with successfull transition into the Kansas City community, regardless of offense category or gender. TurnAround helps participants develop stable, productive lifestyles and promotes crime-free living conditions. Program includes housing stabilization, strengths based case management, mentoring/guidance partnerships, basic and emergency essentials, education/training for employment, employment outreach, and other wrap-around services. TurnAround St. Joseph Basic Essentials' helps participants by offering the same services in the St. Joseph area.
This project will enroll 20 female offenders under supervision residing in St. Louis, MO who are supporting children in the home. Services will include job readiness, job search assistance, job retention, motherhood & parenting classes, case management, mentoring and other direct services.
The Northside Employment and Training Program (N.E.A.T.) is an educational and community development program for ex-offenders living in Saint Louis, Missouri. Its aim is to provide an alternative lifestyle to the norm of gang, drugs, and criminal activity by offering a community supportive network that addresses the holistic individual and promote positive values that will encourage the participants to pursue a successful lifestyle, without compromising their integrity or character. Furthermore, the program will provide leadership and community development opportunities, as well as, engage participants in understanding decision-making and goal-oriented planning.
"Entry Essentials 6--Inner'' allows the Criminal Justice Ministry to continue assisting hundreds of prisoners who are returning to St. Louis without resources. Resources available on referral: initial help with rent/deposit, personal hygiene needs, inner clothing (underwear, socks), food, and medical needs. All MODOC supervisees who have been recently released into St. Louis are eligible if/when they are referred by their parole officers. Sex offenders will have priority for housing deposit or rent if recommended by their parole officer.
Release Center to Rent (RC2R) is a sub-program of Release to Rent to help to transition those individuals who are currently housed at SLCRC to their own apartment in the community. This program is all-inclusive. Assistance can be provided for deposit, rent, modest furnishings, food, clothing, transportation, hygiene, and basic medical needs.
Upon their release, the 15 clients-all under DOC supervision can be placed into a furnished and ready apartment with individualized services and intensive supervision. A security deposit will be paid. Rent will be paid in full for the first three months and then will "step down" each month thereafter until the twelfth month when the client will take over paying rent in full. Five of the 15 new clients will be sex offenders. Another 7 sex offenders are currently participating in the program and will continue with services with the new round of funding.
Sex offender treatment, for 12 continuing clients plus 15 new clients to be served. Upon their release, the 15 clients-all under DOC supervision-will receive assistance with utilities, monthly bus passes, clothing, food, medical services, personal hygiene items, and other needs the client might have that are not readily available from other sources. This assistance will continue as needed for up to one year, keeping in mind each client's individual needs. Five of the 15 new clients will be sex offenders.
Vital Papers 6 will continue to give financial and personal assistance in obtaining important documents such as out-of state and Missouri birth certificates, state IDs, and Designated Sex Offender Assessments. All services are open to sex offenders, based on need and recommendation of the Probation and Parole Officer.
Employment Connection will connect 18 high risk offenders and 12 sex offenders to employment, counseling, transportation, education, and supportive services in a multi-collaborative environment.
Services are provided to those offenders being released into the St. Louis community after incarceration.The program is maintained to serve 35 female offenders in FY2014, providing transitional housing, basic needs such as food cards, one-on-one mentoring, linkage to employment services and substance abuse treatment, transportation and restorative justice activities. The Restorative Justice program would be available to the women. To further meet client’s needs, we offer medical and mental health care and assist with rental deposits and sex offender counseling to the referred women.