Northeast Region

Caldwell Parish

http://www.lareentryguide.com/caldwell-parish

East Carroll Parish

http://www.lareentryguide.com/east-carroll-parish

Franklin Parish

http://www.lareentryguide.com/franklin-parish

Lincoln Parish

http://www.lareentryguide.com/lincoln-parish

 

Madison Parish

http://www.lareentryguide.com/madison-parish

Morehouse Parish

http://www.lareentryguide.com/morehouse-parish

Ouachita Parish

http://www.lareentryguide.com/ouachita-parish

Richland Parish

http://www.lareentryguide.com/richland-parish

Tensas Parish

http://www.lareentryguide.com/tensas-parish

Union Parish

http://www.lareentryguide.com/union-parish

West Carroll Parish

http://www.lareentryguide.com/west-carroll-parish

For assistance, contact the Northeast Louisiana Reentry Coalition Facilitator, Woods Watson, at the First Baptist Church of West Monroe by phone: (318) 322-5104 or email: wwatson@firstwest.cc. The church address is 500 Pine Street, West Monroe, LA 71291.

 

 

Vocational Rehab & Training &

Job Placement/Employment

 

Goodwill Industries

2808 Evangeline, Monroe                                                 (318) 343-4933

Job training and placement

 

Lifeline Prison & Outreach Ministry

3405 Hwy165 South, Monroe                                         (318) 388-3226

Life skills, job readiness, mentoring, job placement

 

Louisiana Rehabilitation Services

State Office Building, 24 Accent Drive, Monroe            (318) 362-3232 

Get a referral from parole officer; they are in the same building.

 

Louisiana Workforce Commission 

Comprehensive One-Stop Career Center

Ouachita Career Solutions Center

1162 Oliver Road, Monroe 71201                                    (318) 362-3058

www.laworks.net

Workshops, resume writing, job placement, occupational skills, job search, transportation assistance and more

 

OIC of Ouachita

P.O. Box 4255, Monroe                                                    (318) 322-5615   547-1422

Job placement and training, mentoring and counseling

Day Labor

 

Labor Finders

116 Martin Luther King Jr Drive, Monroe 71201             (318) 398-9617

Labor Ready

2103 Washington Street, Monroe 71201                          (318) 322-6008

 

Ramouth

7101 W 12th Street, Little Rock, AR  72204                   (501) 772-7752

They may come soon to the Monroe area.  They work specifically with people who have been incarcerated.

Housing

 

Celebrate Recovery House:  A ministry of White’s Ferry Road Church

3201 N. 7th Street, West Monroe 71291                          (318) 296-6000 Fax: (318) 396-1001

 

 

The Church on Garrett Road (Danny & Terry Trichell)

3883 Garrett Road, Monroe 71202                                  Office: (318) 355-1568/ 355-6947

 

Family Promise Ouachita

1317 South 10th Street, Monroe 71202                           Office: (318) 654-4101

 

Habitat for Humanity of Ouachita, Inc.

1220 North 18th Street Suite 303, Monroe 71201           (318) 323-8003

 

Healing House (Freed Men program for men)

409 N. 5th Street, West Monroe, LA 71291                     (318) 331-9644

 

Invado for Women

208 Miro Street, Monroe, LA 71201                                (318) 355-1568

 

Jackson House/ Mental Health Care Facility

2801 Jackson Street, Monroe 71202                                 Office: (318) 410-1751

 

Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home/ Home Place

7200 DeSiard Street, Monroe 71203                                Office: (318) 343-2244

 

Monroe Housing Authority Shelter Plus Care Program

First Time Home Buyers Program

300 Harrison Street, Monroe 71201      (318) 388-1500 - Ms. Hopkins, Coordinator

 

Northeast Louisiana Housing & Supportive Services Corporation

1515 Jackson Street, Monroe 71202                                 Office: (318) 322-2272

 

Oxford House Forsyth /Transitional Residential Substance Abuse Services

1709 Forsythe Avenue, Monroe 71201                            (318) 322-9277

 

Oxford House Bayou

20000 Filhiol Street, Monroe 71203                                 Office: (318) 342-9320

 

Our House of Hope (Freed Men program for women)

508 N. 5th Street, West Monroe, LA 71291                     (318) 237-8693

 

Rays of Sonshine Community of Hope/rentals/HUD

200 Breard Street, Monroe 71202                                    Office: (318) 557-7403

 

Salvation Army 

105 Hart Street, Monroe 71202                                        Office: (318) 325-1755/ 387-7158

 

Sober Nest Recovery Homes

308 Vernon Street, West Monroe 71291                          Office: (318) 307-7121

 

 

USDA- Rural Development/Rural Housing Services

2410 Old Sterlington Road, Suite C, Monroe 71203       (318) 343-4467

 

The Well

2000 St. John Street, Monroe, LA 71201                         (318) 855-6197 or 455-6197

 

The Wellspring Housing Services/Supportive and Permanent

718 Jackson Street, Monroe 71202                                   Office: (318) 807-6200

Identification Records

 

As a returning citizen, the first step to success is to have proper identification.  In an effort to succeed in almost every aspect of life, it will be important that you have proper identification. How do you get identification? The following information will help you.

 

a. Birth Certificates:  Ouachita Parish Clerk of Courts, 301 South Grand, Monroe.  Phone is 327-1444.  Cost is $24 cash, requires a state id and can be obtained in an hour.

 

Vital Records Customer Service Hotline: (504) 593-5100

Vital Records Fax: (504) 568-5716

The cost is $15.00. The Ouachita Parish Health Unit is a Vital Records Service Center where you can obtain a birth certificate in person. 

 

b. Driver’s License and/or State Identification Card

 

You will need to go the local Officer of Motor Vehicles facility.  Be prepared to bring and show documentation to prove your identify. Office of Motor Vehicle telephone number: (225) 925-6146

  • Caldwell Parish: Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM/ Closed for lunch 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. - 232 Riser Street, Columbia 71415. 

  • Lincoln Parish: Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM - 104 West Arizona, Ruston 71270

  • Ouachita Parish: Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM  

-     5171 Northeast Road, Monroe 71203

  • 501 Natchitoches, West Monroe 71291

  • Union Parish: Monroe thru Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM - 303 C. East Water Street, Farmerville 71241.

 

c. Social Security Card:  Contact or go to your local Social Security Officer for more information.  Be prepared to provide documentation to prove your identify, ex: driver’s license, passport, and employer ID card, school I D care, military ID Card, Inmate ID card, letter from your Probation and/or Parole Officer, etc.  Additional information may be found at www.ssa.gov.  The list below has the addresses for Social Security Administration Offices that serve the parishes within MOD.  Obtaining a Social Security card is free.  http://www.ssa.gov/cardcenters/cardcenterinfo.html

 

 

Lincoln Parish: 2017 BULAR ST. RUSTON 71270/Local Number: 1-877-405-7823/National Toll-Free/1-800-772-1213/TTY 1-800-325-0778

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pgm/reach.htm

 

Ouachita Parish: SOCIAL SECURITY/1120 PLAZA BLVD/MONROE 71201

Local: 1-866-815-8716/National Toll Free: 1-800-772-1213/ TTY: 1-318-387-9906

 

Office Hours: MONDAY - FRIDAY: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (Except Federal Holidays)

 

d. Voter Identification Information: In Louisiana, the right to vote is automatically restored upon completion of your sentence of imprisonment, probation, or parole.   Once you have completed your sentence of imprisonment or supervision, you will receive documentation that you have completed your sentence. You must take this documentation to the Registrar of Voters office where you name will be restored to the voting rolls. You should also fill out a voter registration form at this time. 

 

Caldwell Parish:  Hon. Debra Ainsworth- P. O. Box 107, Columbia 71418-1107 Phone: (318) 649-7364; Fax: (318) 649-7320; Email: Caldwellrov@sos.louisiana.gov Courthouse, 201 Main Street, Suite 5, Columbia

 

Lincoln Parish:  Hon. Dianne Stone- 100 W. Texas Avenue, #10, Ruston 71270-4463 Phone: (318) 251-5110; Fax: (318) 251-5126; Email: lincolnrov@sos.louisiana.gov

 

Morehouse Parish:  Hon. Sandra R. Thomas 129 N. Franklin St. Bastrop 71220-3815 Phone: (318) 281-1434; Fax: (318) 281-0929; Email: morehouserov@sos.louisiana.gov

 

Ouachita Parish: Hon. Christa R. Medaries 122 Saint John Street, Room 114, Monroe 71201 Phone: (318) 327-1436; Fax: (318) 327-1337; Email: ouachitarov@sos.louisiana.gov  

 

Union Parish:  John R. Hicks – P. O. Box 235, Farmerville 71241-0235 Phone: (318) 368-8660; Fax: (318) 368-8660; Email: unionrov@sos.louisiana.gov 303 E. Water Street, Annex Rm. 107, Farmerville

 

If YOU ENCOUNTER DIFFICULTY REGISTERING TO VOTE OR TO REPORT A PROBLEM, CONTACT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS:

Louisiana Secretary of State         Louisiana Elections Divisions

Elections Division                         8549 United Plaza Boulevard

P. O. Box 94125                           Baton Rouge, LA  70809

Baton Rouge, LA  70804-9125

(225) 922-0900

Support Services

 

a. Cell Phone (free) and Minutes Program

You may qualify if you are on food stamps, TANF, SSI, or other programs

Call 1-800-723-3546 or on the web at www.SafeLink.com

 

b. Clothing/ Food/ Food Stamps

 

Assembly South Church

713 s 8th Street, Monroe 71202                                         Office: (318) 512-4904

Food distribution; every 3rd Saturday monthly

 

Calvary Temple Church of the Harvest Food Pantry

113 Mary Street, Monroe 71202                                       Office: (318) 699-0000

10:00 am - noon, 3rd Saturday of the month (On months with five Saturday's it is moved to the 4th)

 

Community Soup Kitchen

219 Plum Street, Monroe 71201                                       Office: (318) 325-7218

Provides a hot noon meal 3 days a week; distributes clothing.

11:30 noon - 1:30 pm, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

DeSiard Street Shelter

807 DeSiard Street, Monroe

 

Food Bank           

4600 Central Avenue, Monroe                                          Office: (318) 322-3567

 

Food Stamp Office

Caldwell Parish Office of Family Support

7112 U.S. Highway 165, Columbia 71418                       Office: (318) 649-2673

 

Free Meal

Every Sunday afternoon under the 1-20 bridge on DeSiard Street in Monroe

 

Grace Place Ministries

1600 Jackson Street, Monroe 71202                                 Office: (318) 361-9702

Serve lunch from 11:30-1 Mon/Wed/Fri; can receive up to one bag of food a month and opportunity to shop in the clothing store.

 

Lincoln Parish Office of Family Support

206 East Reynolds Drive, Suite J, Ruston 71273             Office: (318) 251-4105

 

Morehouse Parish Office of Family Support

1045 East Madison Avenue, Bastrop 71220                    Office: (318) 283-0825

 

Ouachita Multi-Purpose Community Action Program (OMCAP)

315 Plum Street, Monroe 71202                                       Office: (318) 322-7151

Provision of clothes

 

Ouachita Parish Office of Family Support

24 Accent Drive, Monroe 71202                                      Office: 888-524-3578

 

Ray of Hope

1935 Winnsboro Road, Monroe 71202                            Office: (318) 322-9244

9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday & Wednesday 9:00 am – 12:00 noon, Saturday & Sunday

Eligibility: Proof of income & ID - Services Ouachita and surrounding areas for clothes & household goods. Only serves food for Ouachita Parish.  Intake Process: Walk-in

 

Rays of Sonshine

215 Arkansas, Monroe 71201                                           Office: (318) 323-0502

Box of food every Friday morning 

 

True Vine Baptist Church Food Ministry

1400 Dilling Street, Monroe 71202                                  Office: (318) 323-2469

7:00 am – 11:00 am, 4th Saturday of each month.  Eligibility: Low-income.

Intake Process: Walk-in and bring proof of income and ID.

 

Union Parish Office of Family Support

101 North Main Street, Farmerville 71241                       Office: (318) 368-3166

 

White's Ferry Road Food Bank

3201 North 7th Street, West Monroe 71291                    Office: (318) 396-6000

Food boxes 1st and 3rd Friday of each month (Celebrate Recovery follows Food Bank at 7:00 pm)

Counseling/ Mentoring

 

The Church on Garrett Rd

1945 Garrett Road, Monroe, 71202                                 Office: (318) 355-1568

Free spiritual counseling, NA classes, mentoring, small food & clothing bank and other services. Worship Services: Sundays 10:00 am, Wednesdays 7:00 pm,

 

First Baptist Church

500 Pine Street, West Monroe, 71291                              Office: (318) 322-5104

Free spiritual counseling, Celebrate Recovery, Thrift Store and other services

 

First West Counseling Services

212 Cypress Street, West Monroe 71291                         Office: (318) 322-1427

Professional counseling

 

L Young 08 Ministries, Chaplain Lee Otis Young

1721 Standifer & 607 Beauregard, Monroe                     Office: (318) 614-2075

Substance abuse counseling, mentoring, prayer partners

 

Ouachita Multi-Purpose Community Action Program (OMCAP)

315 Plum Street, Monroe 71202                                       Office: (318) 322-7151

Various programs and resources

Libraries

For access to online computers, printers, newspapers and other information

 

Caldwell Parish

211 Jackson Street, Columbia 71418                                (318) 649-2259

 

Lincoln Parish

910 North Trenton Street, Ruston 71270-3328                            (318) 251-5030

 

Morehouse Parish

524 E Madison Avenue, Bastrop 71220                           (318) 281-3696

 

Ouachita Parish

1800 Stubbs Avenue, Monroe 71201                               (318) 327-1490

501 Natchitoches Street, West Monroe 71291                 (318) 329-1283

 

Union Parish

202 W Jackson Street, Farmerville 71241                        (318) 368-9226

Medical Help

Jackson Street Church of Christ

1103 Jackson Street, Monroe 71201                                 (318) 509-8945

2nd Monday of Each Month     4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

 

LSUHSC-Monroe (Conway)

4864 Jackson Street, Monroe 71202                                 (318) 330-7000

 

Northeast Louisiana Virtual Clinic

P.O. Box 2103, Monroe 71201                                         (318) 329-8490

Providing free medical help by volunteer doctors and dentists to working people, who cannot afford medical insurance

 

Mental Health

Monroe Mental Health

4800 S Grand St, Monroe                                                 (318) 362-3339

Substance Abuse Treatment/ Support Groups

 

Celebrate Recovery Meetings

 

FARMERVILLE

D’Arbonne Church of Christ

1146 Sterlington Hwy, Farmerville                                  (318) 245-9916 Brad Post

Thursdays at 7:00 pm

Childcare available

 

OUACHITA PARISH

Cedar Crest Baptist Church                                              (318) 355-9656 Tracy Sistrunk

3245 Arkansas Rd, West Monroe                        

Thursdays at 7:00 pm

 

White's Ferry Road Church of God                     (318) 396-6000 Josh Hudnall/ Mike Colvin

3201 N. 7th Street, West Monroe                         

Fridays at 7:00 pm

5:30 - 9:30pm Cafe, Large Group/ Small Group

Childcare provided

 

First Baptist Church - Transform Building                       Office: (318) 322-5104

1 Stella/ Mill Street, West Monroe                      

Sundays at 6:00 pm

 

RAYVILLE

First Baptist Church

1306 Louisa Street, Rayville

Thursdays at 6:00 pm

Transportation

 

Monroe Transit System

700 Washington St, Monroe                                             (318) 329-2207

 

West Ouachita Senior Center/ Public Transport

1800 N. 7th Street, West Monroe                                     (318) 324-1280

Service Providers Inventory

 

Below is the list of coalition members who provide services for those reentering society from incarceration. For more information or to make updates, please contact the local coalition director, Woods Watson at 318-322-5104 or wwatson@firstwest.cc.

 

Name of Organization: Assembly South Church

Director:  Pastor Stewart Robbinette

Address:  713 S. 8th Street, Monroe LA 71201

Contact Information: Pastor Stewart Robbinette (318) 512-4904

What programs do you provide for those reentering from prison? Distribution of food to people who meet income requirements occurs on every third Saturday of the month. If someone is on food stamps, then they pre-quality for food stamps.

Do you provide housing?  No

Do you provide job training and placement?  No. 

Do you provide support services (mentoring, prayer partners, etc.)?  Prayer partners

What other resources do you offer to those reentering from prison?  Sunday service and Wednesday Bible service  

 

Name of Organization: Celebrate Recovery Inside – Louisiana     

Director:  Wendell, LA State Representative CRI

Address:  3201 North 7th Street, West Monroe, LA 71291

Contact Information: Wendell – (318) 331-1914

What programs do you provide for those reentering from prison? They begin working with inmates/clients before release, using a biblically-based program for recovery from addictions, anger, high-risk behavior as well as other hurts, hang-ups and habits.  The program is comprised of large-group worship and lesson, small-group open share, and “step study” classes inside the correctional center.  Prior to release they help them find a home church and a CR group and sponsor.

Do you provide housing?  Yes. As of February 2010 CR Inside offers housing to men in reentry from corrections and in patient recovery programs. 

Do you provide job training and placement?  No. 

Do you provide support services (mentoring, prayer partners, etc.)?  We provide accountability partners, sponsors and mentors to men upon reentry.  For those staying in the CR Inside house, requirements involve ongoing involvement in Celebrate Recovery meetings (large group, small group and step study) weekly Bible study/discipleship classes and church attendance.  For a list refer to www.celebraterecovery.com or call Laura Richie.

What other resources do you offer to those reentering from prison?  Prior to release, they do an assessment with the client to help identify needs in housing, transportation, job training and placement, and continued spiritual growth.  They then help the client access needed services as available. They offer the CR Step Study.

 

Name of Organization: D. T. Ministries/ The Church on Garrett Road

Director: Terry Trichell, Administrator

Address: 1945 Garrett Road, Monroe, Louisiana 71202

Contact Information: Terry’s cell (318) 355-1568 tjtrichell@comcast.net

What programs do you provide for those reentering from prison? The Bridge Program is designed to work with inmates incarcerated for two years + with six months until release, using mentoring and training. Our goal is to give ex-offenders the resources to re-establish themselves in society. They also provide “The House” which affords them a safe environment, financial counseling, life skills instruction, and spiritual mentoring - all in a family setting.

Do you provide housing? Yes, they have room for three men in The House.  They are very selective; residents are chosen after extensive interviews and screening.  This is a program, not just housing.  Our residents are required to live by rules, donate their time to local charities, attend Celebrate Recovery meetings, attend church, and take classes as well as work around The House and The Church.  Each person’s program is designed for that individual. 

Do you provide job training and placement? No, but they network to help them find jobs and they have some connections.

Do you provide support services (mentoring, prayer partners, etc.)? Yes, The Church has many people who have been trained to mentor those who have been incarcerated.  They build support systems around the released inmate to help them succeed in life.

What other resources do you offer to those reentering from prison? Returning Citizens Support Group meets once a month; they provide a free meal, list of resources, encouragement and information to those who have been incarcerated and their families.

 

Name of Organization: Family Promise

General Manager: Carol Toliver

Address: 100 Trenton Street, West Monroe LA 71291

Contact Information: Carol Toliver (318-651-0103; toliverpromise@gmail.com

What programs do you provide for those reentering from prison? They provide mentoring services for both men and women.

Do you provide housing? No

Do you provide job training and placement? Yes - in limited capacity

Do you provide support services (mentoring, prayer partners, etc.)? Yes

What other resources do you offer to those reentering from prison? They offer prayer, hygiene supplies and clothes (one week’s worth of clothes, plus a work interview outfit).

 

Name of Organization: Freed Men

Director: Raul Drummer (Men’s Program); April James (Women’s Program)

Address: 500 Pine Street, West Monroe LA 71291

Contact Information: Raul Drummer (318-331-3294); April James (318-732-0507)

What programs do you provide for those reentering from prison? They provide a thorough transition program for those out of incarceration. This is a faith-based program. Selection is based on references and interviews. They provide housing, job training and placements and other support services. They seek to help both men and women.

Do you provide housing? Yes

Do you provide job training and placement? Yes - in limited capacity

Do you provide support services (mentoring, prayer partners, etc.)? Yes

What other resources do you offer to those reentering from prison? Coordination of services with the First West Counseling Center and the First Baptist Church Thrift Store

 

Name of Organization:  Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana

Director:  Ched Ellis, Client Services Specialist

Address:  2808 Evangeline Street, Monroe, LA  71201
Contact Information: Ched Ellis, cellis@goodwillnla.org 

                                     (318) 343-4933, extension 33 (office); (318) 343-4939 (fax)

What programs do you provide for those reentering from prison? Job Readiness Classes available with-in the detention center before release, Employment (provide the consumer a job developer as well as a job coach once placement is made), and Case Management for consumers that qualify through the Office of Mental Health focusing on employment as the goal

Do you provide housing?  No

Do you provide job training and placement?  Yes

Do you provide support services (mentoring, prayer partners, etc.)?  Volunteers help.

 

Name of Organization: Lifeline Prison and Outreach Ministry Inc.

Director: Reverend David Oatis

Address: 3405 165 South, Monroe, LA 71203

Contact Information: Reverend David Oatis, revdavidlifeline3@aol.com

  (318) 388-3226; (318) 614-1415 (cell)

What programs do you provide for those reentering from prison? Training in life skills, particularly fatherhood, employment and job readiness and mentoring

Do you provide housing? No

Do you provide job training and placement? Yes

Do you provide support services (mentoring, prayer partners, etc.)? Mentoring

 

Name of Organization: LYoung08 Ministries Inc.

Director: Lee Otis Young, Chaplain

Address: 1721 Standifer Avenue- 607 Beauregard Street, Monroe, LA 71202

Contact Information: Lee Otis Young, lyoung08@bellsouth.net, (318) 614-2075 (cell)

What programs do you provide for those reentering from prison? Substance abuse and mentoring

Do you provide housing? No

Do you provide job training and placement? No

Do you provide support services (mentoring, prayer partners, etc.)? Yes

 

Name of Organization: Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) of Ouachita, Inc.

Director: Juanita W. Rambo

Address: Post Office Box 4255, Monroe, LA 71211

Contact Information: Juanita W. Rambo, jrambo-execdir@comcast.net

                                     (318) 322-5615, (318) 547-1422

What programs do you provide for those reentering from prison? Interactive Career Training, General Education Development, Administrative Medical Assistant, Computer Technology, Computer Skills for Seniors, Computers Plus, Professional Development & Customer Service

Do you provide housing? No

Do you provide job training and placement? Yes

Do you provide support services (mentoring, prayer partners, etc.)? Yes

What other resources do you offer to those reentering from prison? Self-esteem classes, motivation, mentoring and counseling. If those individuals who are reentering society already have skills, OIC provides a mini course on how to polish or upgrade those skills prior to reentering the workplace.

 

Name of Organization: Ouachita Career Solutions Center (Workforce Investment Board)

Director: Ms. Doretha Bennett

Address: 1162 Oliver Road, Suite 9, Monroe, LA 71201

Contact Information: Abbie Tippit, atippit@obcsc.org, (318) 362-5104

  www.obcsc.org

What programs do you provide for those reentering from prison? Job assistance, resume preparation, classroom training, occupational skills training, assessments, and workforce training counseling. Services needed to obtain and retain employment in order to improve their standards of living, and to provide area employers with a well-educated and trained workforce.

Do you provide housing? No

Do you provide job training and placement? Yes

Do you provide support services (mentoring, prayer partners, etc.)? Yes, transportation assistance (bus passes); tuition assistance and books & fees.

What other resources do you offer to those reentering from prison? Job Search & Placement; Career Planning and Classroom Training Assistance

 

Name of Organization: Preventive Measures Programs, Inc.

Director: Carla Holmes, LPC

Address: 604 Kimbrough Ave Bldg. Q, Tallulah, LA  71282

Contact Information: (318) 574-0098

What programs do you provide for those reentering from prison? Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment which includes, Anger Management, Life Skills, Care Coordination, Individual Sessions, Family Counseling, Spiritual Support and Transportation

Do you provide housing? No

Do you provide job training and placement? No.

Do you provide support services (mentoring, prayer partners, etc.)? Yes, Anger Management, Life Skills, Care Coordination, Individual Sessions, Family Counseling, Spiritual Support and Transportation

What other resources do you offer to those reentering from prison? Treatment for children with emotional and behavioral problems age 11-17 which includes intensive Family Counseling.

 

Name of Organization:  Rays of Sonshine

Director:  Lynn Daniel

Address:  215 Arkansas Avenue. Monroe, Louisiana 71201

Contact Information: Lynn Daniel, daniellynn@aol.com, (318) 323-0502

What programs do you provide for those reentering from prison?  Long term, clinical gender specific, substance abuse residential treatment for ladies and ladies with children

Do you provide housing? Yes: for those who come through the program

Do you provide job training and placement? Yes: for those who come through the program

Do you provide support services (mentoring, prayer partners, etc.)?  Yes: for those who come through the program

 

Name of Organization: Seeds of Light

Director: Patricia Bates

Address: 5221 Highway 79, Homer, LA 71040

Contact Information: Pat Bates,  pbates@lsus.edu, (318) 523-9353

What programs do you provide for those reentering from prison? Mentoring, connections, food, support services, and GED training

Do you provide housing? No

Do you provide job training and placement? No

Do you provide support services (mentoring, prayer partners, etc.)? Yes

What other resources do you offer to those reentering from prison? Relation building

 

Name of Organization: The Simple Project

Director: Conni Bearden

Address: 240 Guice Road, Downsville, LA 71234

Contact Information: Conni Bearden, info@thesimpleproject.org, 318-348-3078 or 318-982-1181; webpage: www.thesimpleproject.org 

What programs do you provide for those reentering from prison? Food is provided at 601 Wood Street, Monroe, LA 71201 at 1:00 PM on Saturdays

Do you provide housing? No

Do you provide job training and placement? No

Do you provide support services (mentoring, prayer partners, etc.)? No

 

Name of Organization: Sober Nest Recovery Homes

Director: William C. Rainach

Address: 308 Vernon Street, West Monroe, Louisiana 71291

Contact Information: William Rainach, wrainach@sobernest.org; (318) 307-7121

What programs do you provide for those reentering from prison? Housing and support services for people who need help living sober lives

Do you provide housing? Yes

Do you provide job training and placement? No: referrals to other resources

Do you provide support services (mentoring, prayer partners, etc.)? 12 step meetings and peer-to-peer support

 

Name of Organization: Stepping Stones Addiction Recovery, Inc.

Director: Douglas Neal

Address: 2260 Mauld Road, Winnsboro, Louisiana 71295

Contact Information: Douglas Neal, dougneal@bellsouth.net, (318) 366-0241

What programs do you provide for those reentering from prison? They offer temporary shelter for men coming out of prison & vets. Serves men age 18-60.  25 bed available

Do you provide housing? Yes

Do you provide job training and placement? No

Do you provide support services (mentoring, prayer partners, etc.)? Yes

What other resources do you offer to those reentering from prison? Recovery support, substance abuse treatment, pastoral counseling, transportation.

 

Name of Organization: Wellspring Alliance (Housing and Supportive Services)

Director: Olin Hall    

Address: 718 Jackson Street, Monroe, LA 71013

Contact Information: Billy Varner, Street Outreach Coordinator (318) 503-9702

What programs do you provide for those reentering from prison? Case management and referrals especially in emergency and after-hours situations

Do you provide housing? No; the program provides housing assistance services

Do you provide job training and placement? No

Do you provide support services (mentoring, prayer partners, etc.)? No

What other resources do you offer to those reentering from prison? There ARE limited resources available on individual situations. It is best to call. Also there are supportive services for veterans.

 

Name of Organization: West Ouachita Senior Center/ Public Transport

Director: Jennette Ellington  

Address: 1800 N. 7th Street, West Monroe, LA 71291

Contact Information: Jennette Ellington, wmdirector@hotmail.com, (318) 324-1280

What programs do you provide for those reentering from prison? On-site food pantry, food vouchers, public transportation (residents domiciled in western Ouachita Parish)

Do you provide housing? No

Do you provide job training and placement? For residents over 60 years old: computer training, GED, continuing education classes

Do you provide support services (mentoring, prayer partners, etc.)? Aging advocacy

What other resources do you offer to those reentering from prison? Information referral and community resource linkage, emergency seasonal utility, rent payments, medical equipment loan closet, material aid, on-site: food stamp application, Medicare, Medicaid, & Medicare Part D

 

Name of Organization: White’s Ferry Road Food Bank

Director: Pam Dorsey

Address: 3201 North 7th Street, West Monroe, LA

Contact Information: (318) 396-6000

What programs do you provide for those reentering from prison? Food Bank every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month at 6:00 pm

Do you provide housing? No

Do you provide job training and placement? No

Do you provide support services (mentoring, prayer partners, etc.)? Celebrate Recovery immediately follows the Food Bank at 7:00 PM

What other resources do you offer to those reentering from prison? Mostly Celebrate Recovery

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ReEntry Alliance for Louisiana

P.O. Box 53551

Baton Rouge, LA 70892

Email: reentryalliance.la@gmail.com