Hampden County Sheriff's Office, 736 State St., Springfield MA 01109, (413) 781-2050 ext. 8300
Drop-in Hours for Intakes at the following times: 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday & 12:30-2 p.m. on Mondays
Assists formerly incarcerated people in all aspects of their lives as they transition from incarceration into the community including education, employment readiness and job search, housing, mentorship, coping skills and other supports.
736 State Street, Springfield , MA 01109, (413) 306-5753
Faith based organization dedicated to assisting men and women returning home from incarceration through mentoring, family reunification, and leadership development.
Assistance with housing, care for medical, mental health, and substance abuse treatment, health insurance
Employment (resumes, JobQuest profiles, One Stop Career Center info), benefits (info about obtaining food stamps, Social Security and Disability, veteran services), probation and parole coordination, victim and public safety notifications, obtaining identity documents and linkages to community resources.
Group support services for moms who are soon to be released or who have been released from the regional Women's Correctional Facility in Chicopee. Family support groups for those who have temporary guardianship of the children whose parent is incarcerated are also available.
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