• No categories

« Go Back

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


At Avivo, we believe that everyone deserves the chance to live well and work well.

Avivo provides a full spectrum of chemical and mental health services, career education, and employment services. Our paired services lay a foundation of health, and social and economic wellness, that transforms lives.

Serving Minnesota since 1960, we specialize in helping individuals and their families who face complex barriers to success – poverty, homelessness, unemployment, chemical addiction or mental health concerns. Avivo helps nearly 15,000 people each year achieve recovery, employment, and economic advancement.



1900 Chicago Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55404

Center for Alcohol & Drug Treatment – Duluth

Our main purpose is to provide chemical health, substance abuse and addiction treatment, as well as recovery services to anyone seeking help for drug, alcohol or gambling problems.

We recognize that substance abuse and addiction is a disease and that each person’s path to recovery is different. Our programs utilize many different approaches to treatment and recovery in order to offer you the most successful approach for you.

Since 1961, we have been researching, growing and changing to ensure we are continually meeting the needs of our clients and our community with effective, quality programs and services.

Treatment Programs




1402 East Superior Street, Duluth, MN

Criminal Expungement: MN Courts

What is criminal expungement?

Criminal expungement is the process of going to court to ask a judge to seal records from a criminal court case so that they cannot be seen by the public. It is important to remember that an expunged record is NOT destroyed. The police, law enforcement agencies, FBI, immigration, and other public officials may still see sealed records from criminal court cases 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 Court Records is a separate court process. This type of expungement asks for a judge to seal an eviction court record (formerly known as unlawful detainer) from public view. Eviction expungement has different steps and requirements.

Damascus Way

Damascus Way is a halfway house program serving men with criminal histories. Assistance in finding employment, permanent housing, and a support community is offered. But more than that, we provide opportunities for our residents to consider the deeper issues of their lives. Those who come to Damascus Way are here because they have lost their freedom. The misuse of freedom results in being locked up in addictions, destructive behaviors, and ultimately, behind iron bars.

The Minneapolis facility, located in Golden Valley, has 18 beds.  Men involved with the Minnesota Department of Corrections on Supervised Release, Intensive Supervised Release, and Work Release are all eligible for referrals along with those who have a criminal past.  We also accept those who are seeking a sober living environment.  Features include:

  • Near the bus line, just minutes from downtown Minneapolis
  • Weekly meetings and coaching sessions
  • Assistance in Job and Housing search
  • Private yard with woods and recreation
  • 2 Community Rooms/Lounges
  • Hot meals served every day
  • Washer, Dryer

The Rochester program, serving the Tri-County area of Dodge-Fillmore-Olmsted and all of southeastern MN, has 55 beds in two locations.  Men involved with the Minnesota Department of Corrections on Work Release and DFO Community Corrections referrals are all eligible along with those who have a criminal past.  We also accept those who are seeking a sober living environment.  Features include:

  • Apartment style living in two-bedroom units
  • Private Kitchens/Bathrooms/Showers
  • Weekly meetings and coaching sessions
  • Assistance in Job and Housing search
  • Near the bus line, just minutes from downtown Rochester
  • Game room/Lounge with Television and Pool Table
  • Washer/Dryer

For more information go to the CONTACT page and send us an email


EMERGE provides a wide range of services related to employment, job training, financial services, and housing. Most participants live in the neighborhoods where our facilities are located, North Minneapolis and Cedar Riverside. We partner with people who are facing significant obstacles as they redefine themselves. We aim to help our clients find a career pathway and financial stability.

EMERGE Community Development operates out of multiple locations across the Twin Cities. Visit our Locations Page for more information and addresses.


We partner with people as they redefine themselves and create economic opportunities in our communities.


Creating a community where people have the freedom and mutual support to thrive


  • Equity–We embrace the diversity of those we serve and seek inclusiveness and fairness in all we do.
  • Responsiveness–We strive to be flexible and adaptive to the changing needs of the communities while remaining urgent in our actions.
  • Respect–Everyone is treated with professionalism and profound regard for their individualism.
  • Integrity–We embrace honesty at every level of our organization.


505 15th Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55454


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

Partners In Recovery

Call for an Immediate Assessment – 888.648.7652 Press 5 or email info@partnersinrecovery.net Located in Roseville off Snelling & 36 in the center of the Twin Cities. We also have offices in northern Minnesota in Hibbing & Virginia.

We are committed to transforming lives through the teaching and practice of a 6-step process: CONNECT, IDENTIFY, COMMIT, IMPLEMENT, MEASURE, SUSTAIN. We believe this process is a path to recovery … and, beyond. It is individualized and based on Planning a Life BY DESIGN—and not Default.

The 90-Day Challenge – In addition to traditional treatment services,
Partners In Recovery provides an OutPatient & Sponsored Lodging program
that can be an alternative to prison, a reentry treatment post-prison or an
opportunity to get back on track after a probation violation.

• Addiction & Mental Health
• Addressing Criminogenic Needs
• DWI Education
• Diversion Treatment Program
• Post-Prison Treatment Program
• Recovery Resources
• HIGH INTENSITY OUTPATIENT – 20 hours per week with Sponsored Lodging
• LOW INTENSITY OUTPATIENT – 9 hours per week

PARTNERS IN RECOVERY takes a bio-psych-social approach with evidence-based models: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Moral Reconation Therapy, Strength and Solution-Focused & Motivational Interviewing. Cornerstone Educational Materials: Escaping Your Prison & Partners In Recovery 6-Step Process Curriculum.



1611 Co. Rd. B, West, Suite 102, Roseville, MN 55113

Peace of Hope, Inc.

“Peace of Hope” is a North Minneapolis-based nonprofit and premier organization dedicated to serving Twin Cities families of the imprisoned or recently released.    Since 2012, our various programming of Service, Education and Advocacy work has assisted many families and individuals with relieving the terrible stresses associated with having loved ones in prison.  We look forward to collaborating with other organizations who work diligently to provide an all-inclusive continuum of care to those who will benefit the most.

Part of the organization’s mission is to provide affordable transportation to those who lack the means to visit their loved ones in prison. Research has found that inmates who receive regular, positive visits from immediate family members tend to do better in life after prison.

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



How can we support your recovery today?

800 Transfer Road, Suite 31 • Saint Paul, MN 55114 • 612.584.4158

Sign Up for Newsletter