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James E. Scott Community Associates (JESCA)

2322 NE 4th Avenue
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 573-0691

Job program to assist ex-offenders in finding employment.


Coconut Grove Cares

Barnyard Community Center
3870 Washington Avenue
Miami, FL 33133
(305) 446-6216

Only provides services to juveniles at high risk.


PRIDE (Prison Rehabilitative Industries and Diversified Enterprises, Inc.)

12425 - 28th Street North, Suite 103
St. Petersburg, FL 33716
(727) 572-1987
Fax: (727) 250-3374

PRIDE is a nonprofit private corporation that manages the state prison industries.  It functions in partnership with private industry, the State government, public agencies and community organizations.  In addition to operating 53 industries in 21 state prisons, PRIDE offers job placement assistance upon release and support in transition back to the community for PRIDE workers only.

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Habitat for Humanity

121 Habitat Street
Americus, GA 31709
(912) 924-6935

habitat for Humanity welcomes applications from ex-prisoners.  Habitat's work (building homes for the poor) is done by close to 400 different local projects scattered across the country.  A person wanting to apply to one of those affiliate projects is best off contacting that project directly.  A second way to be involved with Habitat in the U.S. is to work at the Americus headquarters.  Most of the work is not building, but office and administration.  Habitat uses mostly "volunteers" but can provide furnished housing with utilities and a subsistence stipend for them.  Habitat for Humanity also welcomes applications from prisoners who will soon be released.


Reach Ministry, Inc.

Rev. Joe Cobb
P. O. Box 299
Atlanta, GA 30301
(404) 344-4572

The Reach Ministry operates a transitional shelter which offers a 12-step drug counseling program, Christian counseling and evangelism, clothing and food assistance.

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John Howard Association of Hawaii

Gerald Reardon, Executive Director
200 N. Vineyard Blvd., #330
Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 537-2917

this is a private nonprofit criminal justice agency.  Its programs include delinquency intervention efforts, transition housing for youth, sex offender programs, juvenile anger management, and counseling and employment assistance for ex-offenders.

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