Adult Alternative ProgramAdult Alternative Program helps ex-offenders by facilitating classroom training, supervise and oversee hands-on training, and expediting certification testing and licensing for contractor employment. They also provide coaching for faith-based decision-making skills. Assisting Families of Inmates (AFOI) AFOI's mission is to provide opportunities for regular, meaningful visitation, referrals to community resources, and other services that help families cope with incarceration and prepare for release and reunification. We help families preserve and strengthen positive relationships with relatives incarcerated in Virginia’s state correctional facilities. Through a continuum of direct informational and support services, AFOI helps families cope with incarceration and prepare for release and reunification. Boaz & Ruth Boaz & Ruth has served Richmond, Virginia's Highland Park area for 10 years. Boaz & Ruth advances their mission of rebuilding lives and communities through relationships, training, transitional jobs, and economic revitalization, by collaborating with the criminal justice system, other nonprofits, government agencies, as well as with individuals and faith-based and academic communities Bridging The Gap In VirginiaBridging The Gap In Virginia is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to providing a bridge to success to those individuals struggling with addiction, incarceration, chronic homelessness and lack of employment skills. Goodwill Industries Goodwill Industries through their Community Employment Centers, offers re-entry programs and workshops to assist returning citizens in finding and retaining employment. Johnny Appleseed Association Inc. Johnny Appleseed Association, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides training resources, job assistance, tutoring, and skilled trade training to returning citizens. Norfolk Prisoner Reentry Program The Norfolk Department of Human Services uses a community based approach to integrate human services and public safety. They work with persons previously incarcerated on an individual and voluntary basis. Their focus is on the key barriers to successful offender reentry including; Employment and Education, Housing, Financial Obligations and Resources, Social Reintegration and Physical and Mental Health/Substance Abuse. Onesimus Ministries Onesimus Ministries was started in May of 1982 by Rev. William Twine to provide Christian ministry to men incarcerated in Norfolk City Jail. In 1984 the Onesimus Training Center was opened in Chesapeake Va. to provide a residence for ex-offenders being released from prison. In 1995 two additional residences were added in Virginia Beach Va. to provide additional transitional assistance. Offender Aid and Restoration of Arlington County, Inc OAR, a community-based restorative justice organization, blends compassion and accountability to assist offenders in leading productive and responsible lives, to the benefit of all. OAR provides transition assistance and employment counseling to incarcerated individuals and ex-offenders who are committed to avoiding re-incarceration and becoming established in the community as productive and responsible citizens . Resource, Information, Help for the Disadvantaged & Disenfranchised Reentry Program RIHD is an all volunteer statewide organization that provides low-cost transportation service to remote Virginia rural prisons, sentencing reform campaigns, restoration of civil & voting rights, and ban-the-box for fair hiring initiatives. Second Half Ministry Second Half Ministry provides returning citizens with transformation and understanding your purpose in Life with Christians concepts vital for re-integration into the community. Step Up, IncorporatedFor the past 35 years STEP UP, Inc. provides a valuable service to Hampton Roads area to help re-integrate offenders into society by providing them the knowledge, skills, and training they will need in order to make a successful transition from a correctional facility to the rest of their lives. Step-Up, Incorporated helps by offering pre-release services such as education and pre-release evaluation, post-release services such as help finding adequate shelter, clothing, and documentation such as helping obtain government-issued identification as well as employment assistance and counseling. Transition Solutions Enterprises, INC For veterans and citizens returning from incarceration, Transition Solutions Enterprises, Inc. offers employment and housing platforms that are essential to empower clients. Through their Veterans Reentry Service Program, returning citizens can also earn licenses and certifications. Virginia CARESVirginia CARES is a statewide network of ex-offender reentry programs to provide transitional assistance, financial aid, job readiness training, temporary employment, job search and career development, human relations & self-awareness training, and ongoing support services to prisoners, ex-offenders, and their families in Virginia. Virginia Beach Reentry CouncilThe VB Reentry Council's mission is to assist returning offenders through a collaboratively-supported partnership of private, public, non-profit and faith based agencies with resources to educate, and/or provide assistance to overcoming reentry obstacles.