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The mission of OpenDoors is to strengthen communities by supporting the formerly incarcerated. The OpenDoors reentry program uses a holistic approach to support offenders as they prepare to leave prison, return home, and stabilize in the community. The agency's programs include policy and advocacy on criminal justice issues, our one-stop Resource Center, and our Employment Program. OpenDoors programs seek to ameliorate the condition of the poor and promote economic self-sufficiency by improving job-readiness, addressing barriers to employment, and teaching job-retention skills. Our walk-in resource center accepts drop-in visits from any formerly incarcerated person. We maintain an up-to-date and comprehensive file of resources in major life areas such as housing, employment, education, medical, mental health, substance abuse, and transportation. Clients can use our telephone or computer lab to communicate with employers, family members, and probation or parole officers. Our resource center has a full schedule of programming, ranging from job readiness to financial literacy to support groups.

Program Population

Women with criminal justice involvement.

Program Capacity

Approximately 700 per year inside prison; post-release services approximately 1000 per year

Program Funding Source

Discharge Planning Program state funded

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485 Plainfield Street
Providence, RI 02909
United States