Iowa ReEntry Programs

ReEntry Programs help ex-offenders and felons on probation get jobs, find housing and network with others who may be in a similar situation. Some Re-entry programs may also be associated with religious and spiritual organizations.

A reentry program may be run by a state government, a local nonprofit or even for profit entity and they vary widely in the assistance they can provide.

List of Iowa ReEntry Programs

Iowa Department Of Corrections Reentry

We are all stakeholders in our desire to make our communities safer. By building new collaborations and strengthening existing community partnerships, the Iowa Department of Corrections is working to develop a statewide reentry system to reduce recidivism and the number of those victimized by crime.

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Reentry Aftercare

Reentry AfterCare (RAC) is a non-profit organization founded on collaborative-partnerships and whose strength comes from a large and ever-growing base of volunteers networked with existing community-based and faith-based organizations and government offices. Founded in Iowa, our reentry model is rapidly being implemented by many other states.

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Shelter Listings

Shelter Listings is dedicated to serving the homeless and low-income. We have listed out the shelters and low cost housing services we have in Des Moines, IA below. This list has homeless shelters, halfway houses, affordable housing, etc. The database consists of over 3,000 listings and includes emergency shelters, homeless shelters, day shelters, transitional housing, shared housing, residential drug alcohol rehabilitation programs and permanent affordable housing.

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Bridges of Iowa

Visit the website following the below link for more details.

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Catholic Charities

Affordable housing is a basic life necessity that Catholic Charities is committed to supporting. Catholic Charities Housing offers safe and affordable accommodation for low-income families, elderly and adults with disabilities.

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Central Iowa Works

The No. 1 goal of Central Iowa Works is to close the skills gap and meet the needs of employers by helping them to recruit and hire qualified workers for jobs in central Iowa. At the same time, we strive to address the needs of job seekers by helping them get trained and hired for real jobs with pathways for growth.

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Mental Health Reentry Program

The Mental Health Reentry Program (MHRP) is a program that provides a high level of service and intensive supervision for parolees who have been diagnosed with chronic mental illness. Participants must have a diagnosis listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual in the Axis I category. These diagnoses include schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, mood disorders (depression, anxiety, panic), and bipolar disorder.

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