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Gateway Foundation, Inc.

Chuck Schwartz, Senior Vice-President

819 S. Wabash, Suite 300

Chicago, IL 60605

(312) 663-1130

 
Agency provides after care treatment, addiction assessment and referrals, family support services and incarcerative treatment to inmates at Sheridan, Graham and Dwight state prisons, and Cook county Jail and Juvenile Detention Center.
 

Institute of Women Today

Sister Margaret Ellen Traxler

7315 S. Yale Avenue

Chicago, Il. 60621

(312) 651-8372

 
Offers employment and vocational guidance, counseling, skills training, operates two shelters for women and children.
 
 

Jewish Prisoners Assistance Foundation

Rabbi Binyomin Scheiman

2833 West Howard

Chicago, IL 60645

(847) 296-1770
 

Works to protect the rights of Jewish prisoners in Illinois.  Offers support programs to obtain housing and employment for ex-offenders.  Although the foundation does not operate a halfway house, it can refer ex-offenders to other rehabilitation centers and service organizations.  The foundation also provides pre- and post- release counseling with prisoners and their families.  The rabbi visits with the prisoners.

 

John Howard Association

59 E. Van Buren St., Suite 1600

Chicago, IL 60605

(312) 554-1901

Fax: (312) 554-1905

Internet: www.bni-net.com/jha

 
Offers no direct after care services to ex-prisoners but can provide referrals to rehabilitation and social agencies within Illinois.
 

Prisoner Release Ministry, Inc.

37 E. Cass St.

P.O. Box 69

Joliet, IL 60432

(815) 723-8998

 
Numerous services include job preparation, counseling, and placement for people on probation, parole, and work release in Cook, Grundy, Kendall, DuPage, Kane, Kankakee and Will Counties.  Provides emergency assistance after obtaining employment by providing work tools and transportation.  Offers state computerized job bank.

Private Industry Council for Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA)

510 N. Peshdigo

Chciago, IL 60611

(312) 744-5734

Offers various job training programs for income-eligible individuals under the federal job program.

 

Safer Foundation

Diane Williams, Executive Director

571 West Jackson

Chicago, IL 60661-5701

(312) 922-2200

Fax: (312) 922-7640

Internet: www.safer-fnd.org

E-mail: saferDG@aol.com

 
Offers ex-offenders job counseling and placement, drug abuse counseling, car fare to a temporary shelter and referral to those services other agencies provide.  Services are open to ex-offenders released form prison to the Chicago, Rock Island, IL and Davenport, IA  areas.

 

St. Leonard's House

2100 W. Warren Blvd.

Chicago, IL 60612

(312) 738-1414

 

Transitional residence for ex-offenders. Offers housing, counseling work and social services programs.  Outpatient programs for alcohol, narcotics, mental health and sexual counseling.  One hour in-house counseling (meditation, spirituality, etc.) as well as outreach.

 

Strive/Chicago Employment Service

4910 S. King Dr., Room 35

Chicago, IL 60615

(312) 624-9700

 

This nonprofit organization provides job training, placement, and counseling services to people who have not worked for six months or witness work history, or have problems finding employment.  There are no fees to clients since STRIVE is funded by foundations, corporations, and individuals.  It also serves as a referral service for day care and GED programs, and assists in getting entitlements from Public Aid and other progarms.  Priority is given to public aid recipients and public housing residents.

 

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  Indiana

PACT, Inc.

254 S. Morgan Blvd.

Valparaiso, IN 46383

(219) 462-1127

 

This community-based corrections organization offers residential centers for adult males, community service restitution, employment referrals, short term emergency housing, counseling, and a domestic violence program.

 

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Iowa

Safer Foundation

605 Main St., Room 215

Davenport, IA 52803

(319) 322-7974

Fax: (319) 322-1086

 

Offers ex-offenders job counseling and placement, drug abuse counseling, car fare to a temporary shelter, and referral to those services other agencies provide.  Services are open to ex-offenders released from prison.

 

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