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Lancaster County Reentry Management Organization (RMO) ***PREFERRED PARTNER***– Provides reentry services for people recently released from prison or jail (“returning citizens”) back into Lancaster County, including case management, transitional housing, education and employment services (through PA CareerLink of Lancaster County), other supports.


Pennsylvania Department of Corrections: Department of corrections reentry program for the state of Pennsylvania.

Ardella’s House – Ardella’s House is a service and advocacy 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to helping Women with criminal justice histories realize new possibilities for themselves and their families. We create successful transition opportunities to Women ex-offenders returning home, aspiring to become productive residents making positive contributions their community.

Back To Society, Inc. – Provides children and family services, drug and alcohol treatment, education, finance/budgeting, health, legal services, re-entry services.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (Literacy Unlocked Program) –  Although this isn’t a reentry program, it’s a program that  doesn’t get enough credit.  With Literacy Unlocked, librarians visit the local county jail and host book clubs, teach soft skills (interviewing, job searching, etc.) and they also provide story times and parenting classes.  Bur further, one of the staff at the library explained to us that at the library they have a job and career center where you can receive FREE resume assistance, cover letter help, computer classes, even practice interviews.

City Of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program – A forum for organizations and practitioners to share program findings, learn from others in the field, seek partnerships, and reduce institutional obstructions between non-profits, academia, and the criminal justice field to foster a climate of collaboration and mutual learning.

Community Service Program – The Community Service Program (CSP) provides a structured program for non-violent offenders (age 16 and up) mandated to complete community service hours.

Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church – Provides children and family services, mentoring, domestic/sexual violence education, drug/alcohol support groups, GED education, employment referrals, legal/reentry services

Goldring Reentry Initiative (GRI) – The Goldring Reentry Initiative (GRI) works with men and women roughly three months pre and three months post release from the Philadelphia Prison System to help them prepare for life on the outside.

I’m FREE (Females Reentering Empowering Each Other) – I’m FREE provides gender-responsive and trauma-informed services including educational access for employment, work-readiness training, therapeutic counseling as well as life and parenting skills for women reentering society and reconnecting with their families.

Impact Service Corporation Re-Entry Programs – currently provides five programs that serve ex-offenders and one program that serves youth.

In His Eyes Outreach – Women in Transition – In His Eyes Outreach provides services and resources to help women successfully transition from prison, rehabilitation or shelter back to the community.

Mon Valley Initiative (MVI) Workforce Development & Financial Coaching Program – MVI provides reentry services for people in southwestern Pennsylvania, primarily Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland counties. We assist people with resume creation, job search, benefits application and financial coaching (which can include credit score building.)

New Directions For Women, Inc. – Provides residential counseling and case mgmt. for the women of the Philadelphia prison system. Also provides drug/alcohol treatment, employment, education, finance/budgeting, legal, family, and children’s services. Provides health information, residential-transitional services, re-entry services, and domestic/sexual violence education.

PHS Roots To Re-EntryThrough an innovative green jobs initiative created by PHS and its partners, inmates of the Philadelphia Prison System are finding a path to employment in urban agriculture and landscape management enabling them to become productive members of their communities.

Reading Specialists Offender Treatment Services (RSOTS) (Formerly Pennsylvania Forensics) – RSOTS provides a full continuum of offender treatment services to adolescents and adults.

U Belong – U-Belong ‘s primary focus is to aggressively and systematically reduce recidivism. We approach this by conducting social, economic, vocational, and educational base workshops with the goal of preparing our participants for sustainable employment.

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