Resources

 

*K.Y.T.E. (Know Your True Empowerment)
formerly Felons 4 Felons
Council on Crime and Justice
822 S. 3rd St. Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Every other Wednesday, 4 – 5:30PM
www.crimeandjustice.org

Features presenters from area agencies that have services to provide to ex-offenders, as well as leads for community resources, employment, training, and housing. The program supports ex-offenders in their struggles to become successful, independent, and productive citizens. A light supper is provided. Contact: Ruth B. Johnson 612-353-3012

NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center
*African American Men Project
1315 Penn Ave. N. Room 86
Minneapolis, MN 55411
www.northpointhealth.org
Danny Givens 612-767-3120
Thornton Jones “TJ” 612-767-3121

Serves African American adult men living in Hennepin County. Walk-ins welcome, as are referrals from street outreach. If you don’t meet the age requirement (18+), call a number above for other resources. Re-entry group meets Tuesdays from 5-7PM in suite 300.
Friends for a Non-Violent World
*Alternatives to Violence Project
1050 Selby Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55104
www.fnvw.org
651-644-5851
AVP provides workshops on conflict resolution in prisons, jails and communities.
FreedomWorks
*Post-Prison Outreach
3559 Penn Ave. N. (main office)
Minneapolis, MN 55412
612-522-9007
www.freedomworksmn.org
Thursday evening fellowship dinner at Faith Baptist Church at 4350 Russell Ave. N. for men out of prison and their families, includes group discussion and information on available services. Activities begin at 6:15PM.
Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches
*Community Justice Project
612-721-8687
www.communityjusticeproject.gmcc.org
Matches volunteer mentors with people transitioning out of the Hennepin County Adult Correctional Facility.
Contacts: Hillary Freeman and Brian Herron.

Emerge
*Northside Jobs Connection
1101 W. Broadway # 200
Minneapolis, MN 55411
612-529-9267
Contact: Marvin Clark
www.emerge-mn.org
Assists clients with employment, housing placement, retention support, and career-specific training opportunities. Open to any person who has been released from a MN Correctional Facility within the past 2 years.
*Amicus RECONNECT
3041 Fourth Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408
612-877-4250
Contact: Mary Maas
www.amicususa.org
RECONNECT matches ex-offenders with resources to meet their basic needs, including referrals for employment, housing, transportation, and voicemail.
*Urban Ventures, Center for Fathering
3023 4th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Contact: John Turnipseed
612- 455-4637
Contact: Jack Strawder
612-455-4674
www.urbanventures.org
Male responsibility classes, offers reintegration support for men coming out of prison. Meets every Tuesday from 5-7PM. Dinner and childcare provided. (You don’t have to be a father to attend).
*Transitional Conferencing P.O. Box 3152
Minneapolis, MN 55403
651-774-8709
Contact: Mary Maas
www.transitionalconferencing.org Transitional Conferencing is a Restorative Justice process for incarcerated men, women and their families to help them prepare for reintegration. Meets with families and offenders while incarcerated. Call to set up services.
The Twin Cities Men’s Center
*Transitions
3249 Hennepin Ave. # 55
Minneapolis, MN 55408
612-822-5892
Contact: Randy
www.tcmc.org
Wednesdays 7:30-9:30PM. Drop-in support group focusing on issues involved in reentering the community after incarceration. Open to men and women. Also have a number of men’s groups, including Survivors of Sexual Abuse, Choosing Healthy Sexual Boundaries, Living with HIV, General Men’s Issues, and support for gay and bisexual men.

*The NetWork for Better Futures
1017 Olson Memorial Highway
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Contact: Jeff Williams
612-455-6133 X107
www.networkforbetterfutures.com
Assists clients who are recently released with employment and housing needs; this program has its own housing units and own job placement work crew.
*Women Planting Seeds
Mary Whitney
612-558-5721
www.womenplantingseeds.org
Provides classes on self-esteem and healthy relationships. Works with victims of domestic violence; also, women and youth exiting Corrections. Offers the only program in the Twin Cities that specifically targets women coming out of incarceration.
*Parenting with Purpose
7111 West Broadway Suite 206
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
763-503-2892
www.parentingwithpurpose.org
Supports ex-offenders and their families with resources that are in the community. This includes mentoring, parenting classes and school visits.
Hennepin County Library
*Freedom Ticket Program
612-543-8852
Contact: Daniel Marcou
www.hclib.org/freedomticket
Offers links to library resources, programs and re-entry tools to help people released from correctional facilities rejoin their community.