Center for Employment Opportunities
100 Ross St #410,
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: (412) 444-1025
Provides immediate, effective, and comprehensive employment services exclusively to individuals who have recently returned home from incarceration.
With support from MVI staff, re-entrants get access to education and information, and are matched with employers who will help them get a fresh start.
Services: Provides resume creation assistance, job interview prep, career planning, on-site recruitment and job fairs, advice for people with criminal backgrounds, financial coaching, and referrals to training and education opportunities.
The process of returning to the family unit and mainstream society following incarceration or inpatient treatment can be one of the most complex and emotionally challenging aspects of reintegration. Through Lydia’s Place®, Renewal, Inc. provides a safe space where men, women, and families can learn to cope with those challenges as they successfully rebuild their lives and relationships. We are committed to individuals who are ready to be a part of their children’s lives by supporting their efforts. Lydia’s Place offers a full spectrum of relationship-focused services for families that have been impacted by incarceration or addiction. Specialized programs focus on family strengthening, mentoring and providing housing assistance.
The Program for Offenders, Inc.
564 Forbes Avenue Suite 930
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Offers residential alternatives to incarceration. Locations and eligibility information here
Also offers case management and employment services including those listed here
Address: 1101 Hartman Street, McKeesport, PA 15132
Phone: (412)673-5856 ext. 1317
The Employment Institute offers 13 nationally recognized certification programs, employment opportunities, life skills and work readiness training, education services and employment exposure/search services.” With 102 employing partners and 89 referral agencies throughout the region, we are a highly respected and award-winning workforce development program that helps individuals find a good paying and sustainable career.” They offer a new program to specifically help people ages 18-24 leaving the prison system with employment placement
Braddock Employment Training
Address: 849 Braddock Avenue, Braddock, PA 15104
Phone: (412) 273-6450
Provides GED preparation, job search, job matching, workshops, assessments, computer literacy and supported work services. (Extensive experience finding jobs for people with criminal records)
112 W. North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
The Foundation of HOPE is an interfaith non-profit with the mission to “Empower incarcerated and released individuals to restore their relationship with their God, rebuild their lives, and reconcile to their communities.”
Fair Shake Reentry Resource Center
Fair Shake is dedicated to increasing reentry success through personal and community focused ownership and engagement opportunities for currently and formerly incarcerated individuals in connection with families, employers, property managers, corrections and communities.
Goodwill Adult Reentry Project
118 52nd Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
The Goodwill Adult Re-Entry Program aims to address the full range of challenges faced by formerly incarcerated adults to make successful transitions back to the community.
What does the Goodwill Adult Re-Entry Program offer?
- Customized education, vocational training, and employment programs based on individual needs and assessments.
- Vocational and on-the-job training in skilled trade-related industries that lead to careers in fields such as building/construction, manufacturing, and culinary arts.
- GED prep classes for those in need of a high school equivalency certificate and academic remediation to assist with preparing for vocational skills training..
- A dedicated case manager for support both during training and for the first year of employment.