Alcohol / Drug Website that provides information, tools and resources that make working a 12 Step Program as simple and straightforward as possible.

Al-Anon Mutual support group for family members of those abusing alcohol.

Alcoholics Anonymous Mutual support group; international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem.

Celebrate Recovery A Christ-centered recovery program.

Co-Anon Mutual support group for family members of those abusing cocaine and other mind-altering substances

Cocaine Anonymous A Fellowship of, by, and for addicts seeking recovery.

Codependents Anonymous Online support group; fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships.

Crystal Meth Anonymous Fellowship of people for whom all drugs, specifically crystal meth, have become a problem. Find a local rehab center and access other addiction resources.

Marijuana Anonymous Fellowship of people who share with each other to solve a common problem and help others to recover from marijuana addiction.

Nar-Anon Family Groups Mutual support group for family members of those with an addiction problem

Narcotics Anonymous Mutual support group

National Institute of Drug Abuse Drug information & facts; education materials

Overcomers Outreach International network of Christ-centered 12 Step support groups for those who suffer from the consequences of any addictive behavior. Provides information for those suffering with substance abuse and behavioral addictions and connects people with treatment programs.

Rethinking Drinking- Alcohol and Your Health For anyone who drinks, this site offers valuable, research-based information. What do you think about taking a look at your drinking habits and how they may affect your health? Rethinking Drinking can help you get started.

SAMHSA: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

SUPE: Substance Use Prevention Education


Financial Aid / Scholarship

FAFSA Free application for federal student aid

Fastweb Your connection for scholarships, colleges, financial aid, and more.

SuperCollege Free database to search for scholarships, grants, and contests to help pay for college.

Free Online Courses

Excel Easy We offer a tutorial on how to use Excel. If you're an Excel beginner, this is the perfect place to start. Coursera offers different learning programs from courses to specializations and degrees. Click the "Explore" link to see the list of free courses.




Unite for Literacy

General Equivalency Diploma (GED)

DCS GED Prep Online GED test preparation services

GED Testing Service Tutorials for the GED Test

I-Pathways Online Curriculum to prepare for high school equivalency exam


Career Exploration, Training & Jobs



Careerwise 1- Minnesota State Website for Careers in State; 2- Information Regarding Jobs in Minnesota

Honest Jobs We help people impacted by the criminal justice system find employment fast at no cost.


Job Corps Job Corps is the largest nationwide residential career training program in the country and has been operating for more than 50 years. The program helps eligible young people ages 16 through 24 complete their high school education, and career technical training in high-growth industry sectors and trains them for meaningful careers. Job Corps has trained and educated over two million individuals since 1964.

Jobs for Felons



Interviews & Job Skills Resume Assistance


Damn Good Resume

My Perfect Resume

Set up an Email Address

Google (gmail)


Life Essentials

Government Assistance Programs & Agencies

Affordable Connectivity Program

Affordable Housing Online Nationwide search engine that allows people to search for affordable housing, the housing authority and voucher program wait list information for their local area.

Annual Credit Report Free copy of your credit report Access to government assistance programs

Connect All Low-Cost Technology for Low-Income U.S. government agency that provides tools and guidance to managing your money

EveryoneOn Free to low cost internet connection services Nationwide search engine to locate local food banks Nationwide search engine to assist in finding clinics that offer services to economically disadvantaged individuals for free or on a sliding scale based on income Apply for health insurance through the Marketplace Homelessness assistance

Homeless Shelter Directory Nationwide directory to locate local homeless shelters and homeless service organizations.

IProperty Management

Legal Aid Nationwide search engine to find free legal aid programs, information and forms for your state or territory

Lifeline Assistance Program Free cell phone service

LIHEAP Home energy assistance

Lions Vision Services Nationwide list of low income apartments and housing assistance organizations and programs.


SNAP Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

TANF Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

WhyHunger Refers people in need across the U.S. to food pantries, soup kitchens, and more.

WIC Program WIC stands for 'Women, Infants and Children'. It is the special supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, commonly referred to as the WIC Program.

Health Insurance



Partnership for Prescription Assistance Helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need for free or nearly free.

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Mental Health

Mental Health America Our programs and initiatives fulfill our mission of promoting mental health and preventing mental illness through advocacy, education, research and services. Learn more about our team and organization. Provides one-stop access to U.S. government mental health information. Provides one-stop access to comprehensive mental health information. Comprehensive mental health and mental illness information.

NAMI: The National Alliance on Mental Illness

NIMH: National Institute on Mental Health

SAMHSA: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The Campaign to Change Direction

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

National Helplines

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline The 988 Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States. Call or text 988.

Domestic Violence 1-800-799-7233

HIV info 1-800-HIV-0440 or 1-800-448-0440

National Alliance on Mental Illness 1-800-950-6264

National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-CHILD or 1-800-422-4453, Call or Text

National Drug Information Treatment and Referral Helpline 1-800-662-HELP or 1-800-662-4357

National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-4673

National STD Hotline 1-800-232-4636

Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222

Runaway Safeline 1-800-RUNAWAY or 1-800-786-2929

SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990

Trans Lifeline (877) 565-8860

United Way 211 Hotline to find local resources. Call 2-1-1 for support.

Veterans Crisis Line Dial 988 then Press 1 or Text 838255

WhyHunger Hotline Call 1-800-5-HUNGRY, or text your zip code to 1-800-548-6479

Reentry Websites

Alabama Department of Corrections

Alaska Department of Corrections

Arizona Beyond the Gates

Arkansas Community Correction

California Insight Prison Project

Colorado Reentry Essentials

Connecticut Network of Care Ex-offender Reentry Programs

Delaware Department of Labor

Exoffenders State by State Reentry Programs and Assistance

FairShake Reentry Resource Center

Felony Record Hub Felony Record Hub is a FREE resource on the internet focused on helping felons get back on their feet.

Florida Former Offender Re-Entry Programs and Resources

Georgia Department of Corrections

Hawaii Hope Services Hawaii

Idaho Corizon Health Reentry

Illinois Department of Employment Security Reentry Employment Service Program

Indiana Department of Corrections

Iowa InsideOut Reentry

Kansas Department of Corrections

Kentucky Department of Corrections

Louisiana Louisiana Reentry Guide

Maine USPPS District of Maine

Maryland Maryland C.U.R.E.

Massachusetts Coming Home Directory

Michigan Reentry Services

Minnesota Department of Corrections

Mississippi Reentry Guide

Montana Department of Corrections

National Reentry Resource Center Reentry Services Directory

New Hampshire Reentry Essentials

New Jersey Reentry Coalition

New Mexico Share New Mexico

New York The Fortune Society

North Carolina North Carolina Department of Public Safety

North Dakota Reentry Essentials

Ohio Reentry Resources

Oklahoma Transitional Services and Resources

Oregon Safety and Justice

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections

Rhode Island OpenDoors

South Carolina Reentry Resources

South Dakota Reentry Essentials

Tennessee Corizon Health Reentry

Texas Department of Criminal Justice

The Lionheart Foundation State by State Reentry Programs

Vermont USPO District of Vermont

Virginia Virginia Cares

Washington Department of Corrections

Wyoming Department of Corrections

Wyoming Reentry Essentials

Yes Care Missouri – Reentry Website A listing of reentry resources available in the state of Missouri

Veteran Services

Affordable Care Act & Health Care Benefits

Benefits for Incarcerated Veterans

Disabled Veterans

Feds Hire Vets

Justice for Vets Veterans treatment courts connect veterans to the benefits and treatment they have earned.

Make the Connection

National Coalition for Homeless Veterans

Veterans and Substance Abuse Resources for Veterans at

Veterans Crisis Line Dial 988 then Press 1 or Text 838255

4 and About Kids

Child Care

Head Start Program

Paying for Child Care U.S. Dept. Of Health & Human Services

Child Support Matters

Office of Child Support Enforcement

Social Security Administration

State Child Support Services

Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)


SNAP Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

WIC Program WIC stands for 'Women, Infants and Children'. It is the special supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, commonly referred to as the WIC Program.

Kids with Incarcerated Parents

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America


Genesis 5020

Sesame Workshop Incarceration Toolkit

The National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated