Re-entry Resources

Central Minnesota Re-Entry Project – This organization works with the Minnesota Department of Corrections and Community Corrections in the Tri-County area to assist recently released incarcerated people. They provide referrals for housing, employment, and other resources

Info: or 320-656-9004

Dress for Success Twin Cities – DFS offers a network of support, professional attire and the development tools for low-income women to help them achieve career advancement, career stability, and economic sustainability

Info: or call 651-646-6000

Goodwill Easter Seals –  The reentry program team works one-on-one with returning individuals and helps connect them to resources — education, job training, housing assistance, medical services, mentoring and more

Info: or call 651-255-4920

Peace of Hope Offers transportation for people visiting their incarcerated loved ones

Info: or call 1-800-PH1-0833

RS Eden – Specializes in housing, recovery, and corrections services

Info: or call 612-287-1600

StartANew – A faith-based organization that specializes in supporting and offering resources to women in need of a fresh start

Info: or call 612-361-4645 or 612-389-0008

Twin Cities R!se – A program designed for anyone in need of job training and meaningful employment

Info: or call 612 338-0295

180 Degrees –  Offers a variety of programs, from housing to employment assistance and life training


More resources:

Becoming Ms. Burton by Susan Burton – This book is a great read for anyone interested in the topic of women in prison and re-entry. Burton is a formerly incarcerated person who created safe homes for women re-entering society in Los Angeles. She shares her experiences in her book; you can order a free copy for people currently incarcerated at the link below.


Hennepin County Library – The library offers resources to help people released from correctional facilities rejoin their community with greater success.