Prepared by the non-profit organization Children of Incarcerated Caregivers, this Resource Guide will be regularly updated and current versions will be shared on the website, www.cicmn.org.
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Note that CIC cannot vouch for the organizations on this list.
180 DEGREES - MINNESOTA RECOVERY CONNECTION
Offers support services to men, including prevention, intervention, transition, connections, and integration. Their services include transitional housing, day reporting, life skills, and employment education.
Minneapolis Headquarters | 236 Clifton Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403 | (612) 813-5000
St. Paul Headquarters | 1301 East 7th Street, Saint Paul, MN 55106 | (651) 332-5500
Offers low-income and family housing. Some properties accept people with a criminal background.
901 North 3rd Street Suite 150, Minneapolis, MN 55401 | (612) 341-3148
Provides law, entrepreneurship, and professional development to formerly incarcerated people. These
initiatives help allow access to financial support, social capital, and long-term success.
4047 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55406 | (612) 787-7164
Offers relationship-based services that are supportive, respectful, and empowering to anyone with a felony, gross misdemeanor, or misdemeanor on their record. They provide information, referrals, and specialized one-on-one planning tailored to the specific challenges that come with having a criminal background. They can help with housing, referrals to Project Reboot, transportation, clothing, voicemail, computers and phones.
3041 4th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408 | (612) 877-4250
BETTER FUTURES MINNESOTA
Offers assistance with employment and housing to clients who have a criminal record. This program has their own housing units and job placement work crew.
2620 Minnehaha Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406 | (612) 455-6133
CENTRAL MINNESOTA RE-ENTRY PROJECT (CMNRP)
Offers referrals for housing, employment, and other resources.
1121 Lincoln Ave South, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379 | (320) 656-9004
Referral-based Christian residential re-entry program for adult men exiting prison.
Golden Valley | (763) 545-6558 Rochester | (507) 292-1700
DIGNITY CENTER | HENNEPIN AVENUE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Offers support for those who want to achieve and maintain stability. Participants engage with one advocate. Progress is measured by improved housing, increased financial situation, completed education and training, obtained employment, and supportive community.
425 Groveland 55403, Minneapolis, MN 55403 | (612) 435-1315
EMERGE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Offers services related to employment, job training, financial services, and housing. They have expertise in helping people who are re-entering the community after incarceration, individuals who have been unemployed for long periods of time, immigrants, and refugees.
1834 Emerson Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411 | (612) 529-9267
GOODWILL | RE-ENTRY SERVICES
Offers assistance and training to those re-entering the workforce after incarceration.
553 Fairview Ave North, St. Paul, MN 55104 | General (651) 379-5800 or Re-Entry (651) 900-5274
Offers reintegration support for men and women coming out of prison.
3026 4th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408 | (612) 822-0802
MINNESOTA SECOND CHANCE COALITION
Offers training to individuals who have been involved in the criminal justice system. This training helps formerly incarcerated people support themselves and contribute to their communities.
553 Fairview Avenue St. Paul, MN 55104
MY BROTHER’S KEEPER RE-ENTRY SERVICES
Offers a program called Workforce Ways to cultivate positive life change in the disposition of ex-offenders and at-risk youth, creating a foundation for future success.
3003 Penn Avenue North Suite #11, Minneapolis, MN 55411
NORTHPOINT HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER
Programs include an African American Men’s Project (AAMP) featuring life coaching, a re-entry program that addresses the personal developmental needs of ex-offenders re-entering society, and a book club called Black Men Reading. They also offer a Co Parent Court Program for people who are in and out of prison, helping them work with the other parent to find what is best for their child(ren).
1313 Penn Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411 | (612) 543-2500
PARENTING WITH PURPOSE
Offers parenting classes to parents in prison that focus on how to become better parents and restore and strengthen their family relationships. Offered in Faribault, Rush City, Lino Lakes and Hennepin County Detention Center for Women. They also offer a program called Brother’s Keeper/Sister’s Keeper that gives the parent a positive person to support them as they parent from prison or after release. In addition, they offer programs for kids whose parents are in prison. They have a youth mentoring program for children ages 5-25 with incarcerated parents and a monthly support group where peers can support each other and talk about the issues they face.
7111 W Broadway, Suite 206, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428 | (763)503-2892
PEACE OF HOPE
Offers support to people with a family member in prison and affordable transportation to visit them in prison.
P.O. Box 29502, Brooklyn Center, MN 55429 | 1-800-741-0833
PROJECT FOR PRIDE IN LIVING
Offers supportive housing for individuals and families who may have a criminal background. Combines rental subsidies with supportive services to restore stability, autonomy, and pride. Offers career training at no cost.
1035 East Franklin, Minneapolis, MN 55404 | Housing (612) 455-5133 or Career Training (612) 455-5300
Offers supervised housing and hands-on work opportunities to those with a criminal record.
515 Farrington Street, St. Paul, MN 55103 | (651) 888-0912
READY FOR SUCCESS
Offers men’s and women’s new and gently used professional clothing, accessories, and personal care items suitable for job interviews and the workplace. Provides individual appointments and personal shoppers for every customer.
815 & 819 Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404 | (612) 872-1509
Provides transitional housing and offers recovery-focused, transformative opportunities for residents to achieve
personal goals, increase skills and income, integrate with the community, and stabilize housing.
Offers support to women re-entering society after incarceration. They hold weekly group sessions and are available for one-on-one support as well.
701 Washington Ave. N, Ste 111 Minneapolis, MN 55401 | (612) 361-4645 or (612) 389-0008
Offers website-based career planning for people with criminal convictions.
Offers transitional conferencing to incarcerated men and their families to help them prepare for reintegration. *This is only offered to men in Dakota County Jail.
P.O. Box 3152, Minneapolis, MN 55403 | (651) 774-8709
TRANSITIONS - THE TWIN CITIES MEN’S CENTER
Offers support groups that cover a wide range of topics. They don’t offer a specific support group for re-entering the community after incarceration but are very open to anyone who needs support.
3249 Hennepin Avenue #55, Minneapolis, MN 55408 | (612) 822-5892
TWIN CITIES R!SE
Offers assistance to individuals on a path to long-term and stable employment.
Minneapolis Headquarters | 1301 Bryant Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411 | (612) 338-0295
St. Paul Headquarters | 1600 University Ave, #8, St. Paul, MN 55104 | (651) 603-8520
Offers a free-of-cost program to help men develop the skills needed to be a successful individual, father, employee, and citizen. They provide coaches that individualize the program to the participant.
1821 University Ave Suite N257, St. Paul, MN 55104 | (651) 528-8006
WOMEN PLANTING SEEDS
Offers workshops and support groups that aid in re-entry from the correctional system. Specialties include helping women who are coming out of incarceration and working with children who have experienced the loss of a parent due to incarceration.
P.O. Box 6834, Minneapolis, MN 55406 | (612) 558-5721
Offers membership opportunities, childcare, after care activities, camps for children, and much more.
Multiple locations, please refer to the phone number or website for a convenient location | (612) 230-9622