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180 Degrees

180 Degrees provides programs and support services along a continuum of care from prevention to intervention, transition, connection, and integration.

We achieve our mission through a comprehensive set of services & supports along the continuum of care:

  • Mental health therapeutic services
  • Chemical health services
  • Case management
  • Family services
  • Transitions support
  • Youth intervention & enrichment
  • Temporary shelter & residential programs
  • Vocational support and opportunities
  • Mentoring, tutoring, skill building
  • Re-entry services


236 Clifton Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55403


Amicus is a Minnesota not-for-profit organization with over 44 years of experience in improving public safety by helping inmates and ex-offenders through positive relationship-building, restorative justice practices and individualized transition services. Amicus partners with inmates, ex-offenders, juvenile offenders, at risk youth and communities to build successful lives and stronger communities.

Through innovative programming, Amicus helps inmates and ex-offenders reshape their lives, reach their goals, and make successful transitions from prison into the community. All of the Amicus programs are relationship-based, community-driven, culturally specific and outcome-oriented.

Amicus Values: Caring – Respect – Responsibility – Community – Transformation


3041 4th Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55408

Avivo (formerly RESOURCE)

Avivo (formerly RESOURCE) provides chemical and mental health services, career education, and employment services for women, men, and families in the Twin Cities metro and central Minnesota. We specialize in serving low- and very low-income families and individuals with complex needs around health, employment, and economic stability.  We offer more than 20 locations and serve residents in 17 counties.

Avivo’s mission is to increase well-being through employment, career advancement, and recovery.



1900 Chicago Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55404

Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center (Emerge)

Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center

The Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center is a one-stop shop for educational, workforce and career pathway services with direct access to skill building opportunities that lead to well-paying jobs.

Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center efforts are focused on the following programming areas:

  • Employment/Jobs
  • Career Pathways
  • Skill Building
  • Training Credentials

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Address: 505 15th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55454

Phone Number: (612)425-4700

E-mail: info@emerge-mn.org

About Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center

The Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center is a one-stop shop for educational and workforce resources and a pipeline to good jobs for people of all ages through the committed presence of public and private sector employers. Hennepin County, partnering with EMERGE, the City of Minneapolis and Minneapolis Community Technical College (MCTC) will focus efforts on employment/jobs (structured career pathways and training opportunities), skill building and credentials and certification. The ultimate goal of the Opportunity Center is the reduction of unemployment and to increase higher educational attainment and enrollment within the Cedar Riverside neighborhood.


Transform Cedar Riverside into a thriving economic community by connecting youth and community to quality education and employment.


Provide access to employment and training opportunities for Cedar Riverside residents by bringing employers and higher education to the community and building greater prosperity for all.


505 15th Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55454

Clear Waters Life Center

Our mission is to operate as a faith-based community of people who assist individuals, families and the surrounding communities by providing a facility to house services that meet spiritual, emotional, physical, and educational needs of people.

Faith-based Chemical Dependency Life Skills Support Group






256 2nd Ave SW P.O. Box 155 Clearbrook, MN 56634

Coming Home: Bi-azhe-giiwewin

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The Coming Home program is a Healing Circle for men completing treatment or time and returning to the community.

“Ambe Bi-azhe-giiwewin” – Come and join us in our Healing Circle. See the ways of our people.

What we offer:

  • Weekly groups for support, life skills, relapse prevention, healing, community, peer support
  • Individual therapy, if desired
  • Help getting resources:
  • Cultural Spiritual Needs
  • Medical & Dental
  • Medication Management
  • Community engagement:
  • Monthly Potluck
  • Pipe ceremonies
  • Sweats

“Niijimowinmiiwinzha”— These things that bother you, maybe you should get some help for them.

Coming Home Program
Counseling & Support Clinic
1315 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404


1315 East 24th Street Minneapolis, MN 55404

Criminal Expungement: MN Courts

Expungement is the process of going to court to ask a judge to seal a court record. It is important to remember that an expunged record is NOT destroyed. The police, FBI, immigration officers, and other public officials may still see sealed court files for certain purposes. Usually, people ask for an expungement when they have been denied a job, housing, or a professional license because of their criminal background. NOTE: Expungement of Housing Eviction Records is a different type of action.

Diversion Solutions – Driver’s License Reinstatement Program

Diversion Solutions has partnered with the State Of MN in developing a Driver’s License reinstatement program that permits you to legally drive while paying off your fines and fees.   This program was written into State Law in 2010 and has helped thousands of people reestablish their ability to drive to work, and enjoy the freedom of private transportation.

You will find the application form you need to complete and get back to us linked below.  This completed application permits the State to review your history with us,  and then determine if you qualify for the program. The processing of the application is free of charge. Once reviewed by the State, we will contact you on the outcome of the review and what the next step would be.

If accepted, and if you choose to enter the program, there is a one-time $350 fee that will be part of your monthly payments.

The program was designed to permit fines and fees to be paid off over time while having a reinstated license. If accepted into the program we will have phone advisors keeping in contact with you while you are in the program. There will be a class that you will need to attend and you will need to provide proof of insurance. The advisors can help you with that as well.

Don’t delay any longer, a tool is available for you to get back on the road and find that new better paying  job, or to better connect with family and enjoy the freedom personal transportation provides. 

Click here for the brochure.

Click here for the waiver application.


FreedomWorks is a faith based program that focuses on creating a safe, sober and encouraging environment for men who wish to stay out of prison. At FreedomWorks, we guide men into new, healthy relationships, teach a new lifestyle through example, and match men with a mentor who walks alongside them in their journey to spiritual success. We focus on the challenges that many men face, such as career development and computer training, and help men through every aspect of their release. We build strong foundations, utilizing proven strategies that give our men an edge over standard halfway house placements. Our house is not just another flophouse where men lay their heads and do as they please, but instead is a community of brothers looking out for one another in the spirit of Christ.

As part of our Welcome Back orientation, we attend weekly Bible studies, 12-step recovery groups, community service, and church on the weekends. Our dignified apartments are well equipped, and include all the amenities they need to become self-sufficient. We also help men apply for financial assistance which typically covers their food needs. We provide meals three nights out of the week.

FreedomWorks Vision:  To free men from the curse of crime and guide them to a satisfying life walking with God

 Mission Statement:  A Christian community providing housing and meaningful employmenttrusting God to transform prisoners’ lives through Bible study, personal accountability, service and fellowship.

Primary Goals: 

  • To reduce the rate of recidivism in Minnesota (defined here as re-convicted of a felony and returned to prison) by providing practical support to men and women released from prison or rehab treatment programs.
  • To meet the needs of former offenders for housing, employment, individual and family counseling, spiritual and vocational guidance, job coaching, food, clothing and transportation for program participants.
  • To provide for former offenders quality training and resources that educate, equip and offer access to adult support from the community at large for each individual program participant and their families.
  • To provide former offenders with service opportunities.


3559 Penn Ave N Minneapolis MN, 55412

Grace Place: Christian based transitional house for adult women

Grace Place of Willmar is a Christian based transitional house for adult women. Our program requires a minimum stay of six months with stays as long as 18 months. The cost for our program is 25% of a client’s income. The goal of our program is to encourage women to obtain a self-sufficient lifestyle. We accept adult women from various life circumstance such as coming from jail, prison, chemical dependency treatment, homelessness, or domestic abuse. We address issues like spirituality, relationships, self-esteem, and financial mgt. We are supportive of 12-Step programs such as NA and AA and encourage sponsorship/mentoring. Our client’s participate in equine therapy twice a month and are active volunteers in our surrounding community. We believe in empowering women , God’s grace and that transformation is possible.



P.O. Box 753 Spicer, MN. 56288

Jobs for Felons

Jobs for Felons website

Our website is dedicated to helping those who have gone through the criminal justice system and are looking for successful reentry into society. This is more than just a website, it’s a community of people helping each other that was created by those who want to help get felons back to work and live normal lives. If this is your first time visiting our website, we recommend you visit our Jobs For Felons page to start your job search, or go to our getting started page to understand all of the information and resources we have available.

Helping felons find jobs is the core of what we do and why this website was created.  We have in-depth lists of jobs for felons by city and state, companies that hire felons, job training resources, and even our own job board.

If this is your first time visiting Jobs For Felons Hub, we know that you’re struggling to find employment.  We understand how frustrating this is and want you to know that every month we have 60,000+ people just like you visiting our website looking for work with a felony on their record.

The great news is that you finally stumbled on the resource you need to find work again.  Our entire website is dedicated to helping you find employment and we have six different segments to this page that will help you.  You can use the quick navigation below to find out more.

FREE Guide: Jobs For Felons
Getting employed with a felony isn’t easy and we’ve created this guide to help. Whether you’re looking to work for others, or want to become self employed, this guide will explain your options and some tips along the way.

Legal Representation
We’re very proud to say that we’ve established partnerships that help our visitors connect with lawyers to get FREE legal consultations.  Whether it be felony expungement, criminal defense, or other legal issues, our partners can help!

Helpful Resources
There are many resources out to help felons, but most people don’t know they exist. Things  like a website to build your resume, a company that sells services to reduce the cost of calls from prisons, and more.

Reentry Programs
Sometimes it’s just better to get help from a reentry program in your local area.  With that being said, we’ve listed all of the different reentry programs that we could find.

Voting Rights For Felons
Regardless of the state you live in, your voting rights were impacted by your felony record.  Every state policy is different, and here you can learn about the state you live in and how to vote again.

Lakes & Pines Community Action Council

The Promise of Community Action
Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.


1700 Maple Avenue East Mora, MN 55051

Midwest Challenges

Midwest Challenge was formed to combat high rates of recidivism and relapse by offering an alternative to men struggling with the difficulties of transition after completing chemical dependency treatment or incarceration. The core desire is to offer the opportunity for men (and women) from all walks of life to find a safe place to renew their spirit, emotional and physical strength as well as get their lives going on a path of transformation.

  • Work Release
  • Transitional Housing & Adult Foster Care
  • Discipleship: Self-Pay Sober-Living






3049 Columbus Ave. S. PO Box 7067 Minneapolis, MN 55407

Project for Pride in Living (PPL)

Project for Pride in Living, Inc. (PPL) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering low-income people to become self-reliant through integrated services.

Our mission:

PPL builds the hope, assets, and self-reliance of individuals and families who have lower incomes by providing transformative affordable housing and employment readiness services.


PPL Housing features newly constructed buildings, renovated classic buildings, apartments ranging in size from efficiencies to five bedrooms, two and three bedroom townhomes, and locations near public transportation. Onsite support services are available to residents to address specific needs. Click here to learn more about renting from PPL.


PPL develops quality, affordable housing for sale through new construction and renovation. Click here to see our current listings.


PPL’s Home Ready Financial Coaching is a free program that gives participants tools and advice to make wise choices when preparing to buy a home. Click here for more information.

PPL’s Home Repair Loan Program is a state-funded way for low-income homeowners to stay in their homes and live safely in them. Interest-free loans of up to $27,000 are awarded for needed home repairs and are forgivable under certain conditions. Click here for more information. 

In PPL’s Emergency/Accesibility Loan Program, interest-free loans of up to $15,000 are awarded for needed accessibility improvements or emergency repairs. Loans are forgivable under certain conditions. Click here for more information. 


PPL has collected and prepared a number of resources to help community members in their housing search. Click here to view them in The Hub. 


1035 East Franklin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55404

Re-Entry Community Resources

Programs marked with an * offer services that are of particular importance to ex-felons. Other programs provide services to many disenfranchised groups, including ex-felons.


Compiled by:

Council on Crime and Justice

822 S. 3rd St., Suite 100 Minneapolis, MN 55415


Please note this organization is PERMANENTLY CLOSED.

SOAR Career Solutions

SOAR inspires personal transformation through career development. SOAR provides innovative programming that moves people to sustainable employment, contributing to a prosperous community.

Find Your Career Path

We may be the boost you need to find a more rewarding career. Or your hope at a second chance. Whatever your reason for turning to SOAR, know that you will find compassionate support to help you achieve your career goals.

Through a combination of workshops, training and one-on-one coaching, we’ll push you to gain new skills and find your confidence. We’ll mentor you as you discover what you’re good at and what you enjoy. And we’ll be there to celebrate your success even after you’ve found a job.

Transition Back Home

Participants benefit from mentoring, case management, employment services, and support with issues such as housing and transportation.

When we support people in becoming contributing members of our community, we all benefit. We increase the tax base and the health of our region. We improve relationships and self-confidence. We reduce reliance on public services. We help people find something powerful in themselves.


205 West 2nd Street Suite 101 Duluth, MN 55802

Welcome Homes

Welcome Homes is a program of YouHaveThePower.org that provides sober housing, transitional services and pro-social support to those in recovery and reentry throughout the metro area.

Each of our homes enlist the community to use a circle of support model to manage and support those citizens returning to the community. The circle meets regularly to facilitate the transitioning members’ practical needs, provide emotional support, challenge the behaviors and attitudes, and develop constructive and pro-social strategies to address everyday problems.

Our homes operate with these values:

  • Respect
  • Equality
  • Honesty
  • Trust
  • Compassion
  • Accountability

Benefits to renting from Welcome Homes:

  • Establish rental and credit history
  • Have support and connections to resources
  • Live in a safe, sober environment
  • No house manager, curfews or mandated hours of service
  • Felon friendly or as we say “returning citizen” friendly


1360 University Ave. #104-420, St. Paul MN 55104

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