Homeward Alliance’s Work and Gain Education and Employment Skills (WAGEES) Re-entry Program was developed to serve incarcerated individuals who are exiting the criminal justice system. The program offers them wrap-around support to insure that individuals can achieve a sustainable level of self-sufficiency in their community. The program prioritizes helping participants develop constructive mindsets, pursue employment/education goals and secure stable housing. Services include employment services, access to clothing and materials for manual labor jobs, mentorship, assistance obtaining government identification, guidance getting medical care, chemical dependence recovery support and family reunification. WAGEES is available to individuals who are on parole or who have been released within the past 12 months. All participants must be over the age of 18 and live in Larimer or Jackson County.
My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Durham is a community-based organization that works to build safe and supportive communities for boys and young men of color where they feel valued and have clear pathways to opportunity.
Durham Expunction and Restoration Program (DEAR) is a North Carolina-based organization that removes barriers to employment and housing by providing free legal services to Durham residents who cannot afford attorneys to expunge charges and convictions from their criminal records and restore suspended or revoked drivers’ licenses.