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Employment

Please note:  Many Connecticut cities and towns now eliminate the question about convictions on their employment applications.

CTWorks@HPL Job & Career Center - This satellite office located in Hartford Public Library offers access to 14 computers and many services; resume development, career counseling, job leads, job fairs and recruitments, online job application assistance, brief computer guidance, and referrals to job training and other programs.

Hartford Public Library Small Business Resources (860-695-6295) - The Library has many resources to guide you in starting your own business, working for yourself.

Small Business Administration (860-240-4700) - This agency will help you identify loans to start your small business.

United Way - Learn about volunteer opportunities to help you gain skills, meet people and network, and potentially get hired.

CTWorks Free Workshops (860-256-3700) - Learn how to write a resume, job search effectively, and interview successfully. Call or visit the web site for the schedule. 

Connecticut Pardon Team (1-866-251-3810) - This non-profit organization assists ex-offenders who have turned their lives around guidance in pursuing a full or provisional pardon; an erasure of your criminal record.

Connecticut Board of Pardons and Paroles, Department of Correction (860-692-7480) - This government agency administers the pardon program.

Hartford Public Library Small Business Resources (860-695-6295) - The Library has many resources to guide you in starting your own business, working for yourself.

CTWorks Free Workshops (860-256-3700) - Learn how to write a resume, job search effectively, and interview successfully. Call or visit the web site for the schedule. 

 The Federal Bonding Program – This program offers insurance for employers for acts of dishonesty in the workplace.  It helps employers feel more comfortable hiring ex-offenders.  CTWorks administers this program.  Call (860-263-6735) or visit the web site for more information.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Program - This program offers a tax credit incentive for employers to hire ex-offenders.  CTWorks administers this program..... CTWorks administers Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program CTCTCTWorks administers Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program  

Urban League (860-527-0147)

SAND/STRIVE (860-278-8460)

Community Partners in Action (CPA) (860-882-1423)

Chrysalis Center (860-527-4847)

H.I.R.E. Network

Capitol Region Education Council (CREC) – Direct Care Training Program (860-509-3639)

Community Renewal Team (CRT) – Employment and job training (860-560-5765)

Capital Workforce Partners – Jobs Funnel job training (860-524-8859)

YouthBuild Construction Jobs Training - Call CRT (860-347-4465) for more information.

Project FEAST (Food, Education, and Service Training) – House of Bread (860-549-4188)

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Reentry/Support Programs

Community Partners in Action (CPA) (860-882-1423)

Goodworks, Inc. (860-290-8329)

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Housing

Community Solutions (CSI)  – has several housing options available for ex-offenders (860-683-7100)

Hands on Hartford/Peters Retreat  – housing for people with HIV/AIDS (860-728-3201)

Community Partners in Action (CPA) (860-543-8929)

House of Bread shelters – (860-549-4188)

Shelters - A list (PDF)

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Education

Hartford Public Library – GED preparation self-study program, math tutoring, computer classes, and English as a Second Language classes (860-695-6337)

Workforce Investment Act (WIA)  – CTWorks administers this program which provides money to enter educational training programs.

Individual Development Account (IDA) - CTWorks also administers this program which provides money for education.

Hartford Adult Education (860-695-5840)

Literacy Volunteers (860-233-3853)

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Food/Clothing/Financial Assistance

CT Department of Social Services – a list of several programs

Food Pantries – A list (PDF)

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Parenting

Families in Crisis (860-727-5800)

Nutmeg Big Brothers, Big Sisters (1-800-237-KIDS)

Fatherhood Initiative

Hartford Public Library (860-695-6295) – books, workshops, and resources available

Family and Corrections Network

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Health

Chrysalis Center (860-527-4847)

Charter Oak Health Center Bus at Hartford Public Library, Wednesdays, 8:30-11:00 a.m.

CT Dept. of Mental Health and Addiction Services – List of providers

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Legal

Greater Hartford Legal Aid (860-541-5000)

Connecticut Innocence Project (860-275-6140)

Legal Assistance Resource Center of CT

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Advocacy

Clean Slate Committee – ex-offenders and other individuals work on many criminal justice issues

A Better Way Foundation Connecticut – works on criminal justice reform (860-270-9586)

 

For more information:

For local articles and documents on reentry, please go to www.hartfordinfo.org, and click on Prisoner Re-entry.

For more local resources, call 211.

 

Compiled by Hartford Public Library, July 2010

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