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Re-Entry Resources

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Non-profit organization that provides services exclusively to ex-offenders and their families.

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The IRS has a new FREE tax educational package called Get Right With Your Taxes, created and distributed by IRS Wage & Investment, Stakeholder Partnerships, Education and Communication (SPEC).  These products were developed to be used in prisoner re-entry programs within various organizations, agencies and correctional institutions nationwide.  The package is available both in English and Spanish and includes:
–        Training Video
–        Facilitator’s Guide
–        Brochure

National Re-entry Resource Center
The National Re-entry Resource Center, established by the Second Chance Act, provides assistance to the prisoner re-entry field. They provide education, training, and technical assistance to states, tribes, territories, local governments, service providers, nonprofit organizations, and corrections agencies working on prisoner reentry.


Indiana Career Connect
A free website to search for job openings in all of Indiana, create a resume, explore career options, education, & training, complete online learning & skill development, and more.

Work One
Locate your local Work One office.  Connect to re-employment services such as workshops, computer classes, online courses, federal bonding, vocational rehabilitation, Work Keys, and the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC).  Build a great resume, obtain job search tips, and seek employment.  Obtain assistance in using the Internet to complete online employment applications and attaching cover letters and resumes. 

Goodwill Industries
Search for employment, build your resume and interviewing skills, pre-release services, basic skill development (GED, ESL), employment readiness training, occupational skill training, life skills, and job placement assistance.  Complete free online learning in areas such as technology, literacy, math skills, Microsoft PowerPoint and Word, banking, how to use an ATM, and more that are self-paced or instructor-supported, including some in Spanish. 

Dress for Success
Dress for Success Indianapolis helps women in need become self-sufficient by giving them the confidence and clothes to get a job and the support they need to develop a career.  Three programs exist to support our mission: Suits for Success, Professional Women's Group and the Career Development Center. Suits for Success offers women professional attire and support, Career Development helps our women advance their skills and employment opportunities while PWG provides additional support, resources and career development opportunities.

SHARE Network
SHARE Network Indiana is a free, online, statewide Resource Directory created to help Hoosiers find a job, keep a job, or obtain a better job.  Resource searches are based upon the service, its location/county, or provider name. SHARE Network Indiana is sponsored by the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, the Department of Workforce Development (DWD), and the Department of Correction (DOC), in collaboration with the United States Department of Labor.


Indiana Housing Now, sponsored by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority,  is a housing locator service that provides detailed information about rental properties and helps people find housing to best fit their needs. The service can be accessed at no cost online 24 hours a day or through a toll-free, bilingual call center at 1-877-428-8844, available M-F, 9:00 am - 8:00 pm EST.

Substance Abuse Treatment

Indiana Access to Recovery
INATR assists clients who want to get in recovery from substance use problems and disorders or need assistance maintaining their recovery. INATR pilots a recovery-oriented approach to care and helps clients gain access to a network of clinical, community and faith-based organizations who provide treatment and recovery support services to eligible individuals.  Eligibility requirements are listed on the website. 

Mental Health

The Division of Mental Health and Addiction
DMHA Mission Statement: “To ensure that Indiana citizens have access to quality mental health and addiction services that promote individual, family and community resiliency and recovery.” 

NAMI Indiana
NAMI Indiana is dedicated to improving the quality of life for those persons who are affected by mental illness.  One of NAMI Indiana's fundamental goals is to help establish a system of care that provides community based services for persons with serious mental illness, as well as support for them and their families.  Search the website for crisis information by county, training information, advocacy, local support groups, and resources. 

Health & Medical

Family & Social Services Administration (FSSA)
Search eligibility requirements and apply for programs such as Medicaid, Food Stamps (SNAP), TANF (Cash Assistance), and more.

Medicaid & other health plans
Search eligibility requirements and apply for Medicaid and other health plans, such as Hoosier Healthwise.

Rx For Indiana
Rx For Indiana is a program that connects qualified, low-income people with discount prescription medicines, direct from the pharmaceutical manufacturer.

Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) – Maternal and Child Health
Locate information about clinics and services for maternal and child health by county.  Contact the Indiana Family Helpline at 1-800-433-0746 or 1-866-275-1274 (TTY/TDD). 

HIV/STD, Indiana State Department of Health
The Division of HIV/STD works to promote public health and enhance the quality of life for Indiana residents by the prevention, intervention, and treatment of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.  Connect to HIV Care Coordination and Medical Service across the state. 

Veteran Resources

Indiana Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA)
The Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA) is focused on aiding and assisting "Hoosier" veterans, and qualified family members or survivors, who are eligible for benefits or advantages provided by Indiana and the U.S. government.  Locate information about Indiana and Federal benefits, and your local County Veterans Service Officers. 

Records & Identification

Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV)
Locate information about license plates, registration, driver’s licenses, identification cards, suspensions and reinstatements. 

Social Security Administration (SSA)
Locate information about obtaining or replacing a Social Security card, apply for retirement benefits (SS), apply for disability benefits (SSDI), apply for Medicare, apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and more.

Indiana State Health Department (ISDH) – Office of Vital Records
Locate information about obtaining a certified copy of a birth certificate either online or via U.S. mail. 

Probation & Parole

Indiana Probation Departments
Locate by county the address and phone numbers to Probation Departments in Indiana. 

Indiana Parole Districts
Locate by district the address and phone numbers to Parole Districts in Indiana by clicking on the county you live in. 

Faith-based Organizations

Planted Seed Ministries
Planted Seed Ministries Inc. is a faith based social service agency whose comprehensive goal is to offer to individuals and families- affected by homelessness, poverty, substance use, mental illness, displacement, or incarceration- a continuum of culturally competent services and resources to meet basic human needs, provide protection, support community integration, and transition out of poverty in Indiana. Housing and supportive services, such as employment assessments, job club, case management, referral linkage, and substance abuse prevention.  Contact them at 1-877-300-8839 ext. 101. 

Legal Aid

Indiana Pro Bono Commission
This website provides information to you concerning civil legal pro bono efforts in the state of Indiana. The site also provides information concerning the civil legal pro bono efforts in your county. The Indiana Pro Bono Commission does not hire lawyers to accept cases. We can only provide information to you on how you may be able to obtain a pro bono attorney.

Indiana Judicial Branch: Self-Service Legal Center
The Self-Service Legal Center contains a lot of information to help you help yourself. You will find various court forms required by the courts and instructions on completing them. You will also find several court forms and other useful documents that have been translated into Spanish with the help of the Indiana Hispanic Law Project. This website will also show you different ways to find an attorney to assist you with your case; an explanation of what mediation is and how it works and a list of certified mediators; suggestions on preparing for court; items that court staff can and cannot help you with; web links to legal dictionaries and other legal materials; links to various courts in Indiana and the United States; and links to other self-service sites.

Find a Legal Aid Provider
The providers on this website provide assistance with civil (not criminal) cases only. For assistance with a criminal case, you may either hire a private attorney or accept legal representation from the local public defender's office.

Legal Indiana Legal Services
Indiana Legal Services (ILS) is a a nonprofit law firm that provides free civil legal assistance to eligible low-income people throughout the state of Indiana. ILS helps clients who are faced with legal problems that harm their ability to have such basics as food, shelter, income, medical care or personal safety. Most of the cases ILS handles are cases such as family law where there is domestic violence, housing, consumer law, access to health care, and access to government benefits. ILS does not handle any criminal matters.

Education & Training


Family Relationships