Resources for Ex-Offenders


Re-Entry Partnerships
539 N. Grand Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63103
314-534-0022, 314-534-0055 Fax
Provides mentoring in partnership with others focusing on job training and lifeskills.

CAASTL - Community Action Agency of St. Louis County

2709 Woodson Rd.
Overland, MO 63114
Assists residents of St. Louis County meet the terms of their probation and parole, including GED, money management, drug & alcohol, counseling, family development, job readiness and placement.

The Bridge (Centenary United Methodist Church)

1610 Olive St.
St. Louis, MO 63103
Provides permanent mailing address, hygiene items, and referrals to other agencies.
Birth certificates and state ID: Tues 9:30am
Breakfast: Mon – Fri 7:00 - 9:30am
Lunch: Mon – Fri 12:00 – 12:30pm
Dinner: Sun – Thurs 5:00 – 5:30pm

Center for Women in Transition

7529 S. Broadway
St. Louis, MO 63111
314-771-5207, 314-771-0066 Fax
Provides case management, housing assistance, funding for food & clothing, education, mentoring, life/job skills training, and mental health/substance abuse treatment.

Pathways to Success

Connections to Success
2142 E. John St.
St. Louis, MO 63133
Program offers a personal and professional development course that equips individuals with job readiness skills, life skills, goal setting, job seeking, financial education, and GED resources.

Employment Connection

2838 Market St. St. Louis, MO 63103
314-333-JOBS (5627)
Provides free employment services to ex-offenders and persons who have difficulty finding and maintaining employment and to St. Louis area businesses who are seeking qualified job applicants.

Horizon Club

202 N. 23rd St.
St. Louis, MO 63103
Provides showers, bathrooms, laundry, lounge, beverages, snacks, lockers, computers, and movies 24/7.

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri

4232 Forest Park Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
Free legal services for those who cannot afford an attorney for civil matters, services for individuals who qualify under income guidelines, preventive legal education programs.
Clients seen by appointment Mon-Fri. 9 a.m. -5 p.m.
Legal Aid:1-800-444-0514

Let’s Start - St. Vincent’s Church

1408 S. 10th St.
St. Louis, MO 63104
314-241-2324, 314-621-2232 Fax
Provides a support group for incarcerated women and their families and bus trips for children to visit
their mothers.

Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis

8860 Ladue Rd., Ste. 200
St. Louis, MO 63124
314-231-2244, 314-727-7688 Fax
Provides support for the successful social reintegration of prisoners/ex-offenders by restoring their lives, families and communities thereby enhancing community stability and public safety.

Mission Gate Prison Ministry

P.O. Box 6644
Chesterfield, MO 63006
Christian-based aftercare program that is available to ex-inmates. There are men’s and women’s residences available in various parts of town.

Options for Justice

200 S. Hanley, Ste 207
St. Louis, MO 63105
Provides assistance for the developmentally disabled that come in contact with the criminal justice system.

Project COPE

3529 Marcus Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63115
Provides transitional housing for those released from prison.

Project REACH at St. Patrick Center

800 N. Tucker
St. Louis, MO 63103
Provides a mentoring program of employment assistance, counseling, and housing with experienced mentors for those who qualify.

REOS (Re-Entry One-Stop Career Center)

3901 N. Union #101
St. Louis, MO 63115
Provides job-readiness training, GED, literacy, transportation, photo ID, federal bonding, legal services, clothing, and housing assistance with experienced mentoring.

Criminal Justice Ministry - Society of St. Vincent de Paul

100 N. Jefferson Ave,
St. Louis, MO 63103

Criminal Justice Ministry Offerings:

Long-term Programs

  • Release to Rent – year of supportive housing for men who have served long terms, can work fulltime, have no one to help. 314-881-6031
  • Project Reach – employment focus for non-violent ex-prisoners. CJM staff provide recruitment intake. 314-802-5495
  • Project Re-Connect – help for persons who max out (no parole): CJM staff provide case management for men, administered by Center for Women in Transition. 314-771-5207
  • R2RV (Release to Rent for Veterans) – up to two years of supportive housing for eligible veterans who have a criminal record and need a home.314-881-6031

Short-term Assistance

  • Welcome backpacks – filled with personal items for persons released with practically nothing.
  • Bus tickets/passes – must be job-related.
  • Emergency help – prescriptive meds, limited rent, IDs, travel back home, bus passes, referrals to needed services, e.g., food pantries.
  • Birth certificates – IDs
  • Entry essentials – direct services for persons on state supervision, referred by parole officers.
  • For CJM program participants – direct service 314-881-6034
  • Vital papers – Missouri/out-of-state birth certificates/IDs, GED tests, and Discretionary Sex Offender Assessments for Missouri parolees.314-881-6034

Support Services

  • Stay Out – weekly support meetings for men returning to community. 314-881-6031
  • Stay Out Connectors – monthly meal for ex-prisoners with volunteers.314-881-6019
  • Partners for Success – companioning recently released men during transition.314-881-6019

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