Life outside the bars can seem to be littered with hurdles for convicted felons, ex-felons and/or ex-offenders… whichever title you choose to claim. To be successful on the outside it is going to take more than luck. Most people find that programs for convicted felons can offer many wonderful resources to help you get back on the straight and narrow. If you can combine a program with hard work and determination then you can accomplish anything you put your mind to!
Programs For Convicted Felons
Choosing a program does not mean you are weak, helpless or incapable. The only thing that it means is that you want better life for yourself and that you do not want to be in prison ever again. I mean really… can anyone blame you for not wanting to go back to prison? I don’t think so! All too often convicted felons return back to prison in an endless cycle of incarceration. There are two basic reasons that exist that explain this; either you do not care about staying on the right side of the law or you do but can not find a job, housing or other basic needs that all people take for granted.
Programs for convicted felons and ex-offenders can offer a host of support and help. These services can range from helping you get identification to finding companies that hire felons. Most programs have connections to different organizations and to jobs that hire felons. This can give you a huge advantage in getting your foot in the door. Even if you do not pick up a great job at least it is some money coming in and you then can look for something better in the future. Many apartment complexes will not rent to a convicted felon but there are programs that exist that deal with short term emergency housing for felons and long term living arrangements.
Goodwill industries has great programs for for convicted felons that range from training, jobs and other help. They have been helping felons and ex-offenders for many years dating back to 1902. They are very, very good at what they do and is one of the best programs that you can be in. Another great thing about goodwill is that they have thousands of locations all over the united states.
The Salvation Army also has a great program for felons. They provide housing, work programs as well as therapy and spiritual care. They have helped turn around millions of lives, you can read about many of the success stories on there website.
Other programs for convicted felons can be found on our Reentry Programs page. You can search by state for programs and resources that may be able to help you out in a tremendous way. Why go at it alone when there is free help out there?