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Miami-Dade Tel. (305) 757-0602

Residential Re-entry

Our Residential Re-Entry program offers a safe, supportive, residential environment for Federal Bureau of Prisons inmates who are returning to community life after incarceration.

Community reentry is a complicated and difficult transition for adults being released from prison. It is burdened with what can appear to be insurmountable practical, psychological, and stigmatic barriers.

Adults in re-entry face significant problems in social adjustment, reconnecting with family and friends, finding employment or a place to live, risk of alcohol or drug use, and the risk of recidivism.

We provide transition assistance necessary to sustain life for inmates returning to life in the community. The program is designed to reduce recidivism,improving the prospects of adults in our care to live independently by building their capacity to address transitional indepoendent living issues:

    • HOUSING Many former prisoners are able to live, at least temporarily, with family members, but those who cannot face limited housing options and little help in finding a place to stay.
  • EMPLOYMENT The stigma of prison often complicates other barriers such as low levels of educational attainment, limited work experience and vocational skills, employment opportunities, and many employers are hesitant to hire former prisoners.
  • HEALTH Former prisoners are more likely to have major mental disorders and chronic and infectious disease, but many live in communities with inadequate healthcare access.
  • SUBSTANCE USE, EMOTIONAL, AND MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS A majority of prisoners have extensive substance abuse histories and most identified drug use as the primary cause of their problems, but fewer than one-third receive treatment after release.
  • COMMUNITY REENTRY As a society, we have significant numbers of prisoners returning to a small number of communities, many of which are facing high levels of social and economic disadvantages.

 

Services

  • Comprehensive Assessment (Psychosocial, Alcohol & Substance Use, Mental Health, Asset Assessment)
  • Individual Counseling
  • Physical Evaluation / Medical Examinations
  • HIV Screening for Early Intervention
  • Psychiatric Evaluations
  • Medication Management
  • Triage and Nursing Support
  • Individual, Group, & Family Counseling
  • Social & Recreational Activities
  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  • Social Service Referrals
  • Support for Workforce & Social Reentry (Preparation for Interviews, Appearance, Resume Building, Job Searching)