CRESC We believe that every ex-offender should have access to the services and resources necessary to maintain a productive, crime-free life. CRESC is a network of caring professionals and community leaders whose sole purpose is to provide encouragement, hope and re-sources for the ex-offender.

Check out our website, reentrynow.org, for more information about our our committees: Housing, Communications, Mentoring, Workforce and Advocacy. CRESC collaborates with the Harrisburg Regional Chamber of Commerce, The South Central Workforce Investment Board, the Pennsylvania Board of Probation & Parole Harrisburg District Office, Citizens Advisory Committee to fa-cilitate Employer breakfasts and Job Fairs.

Check out our website, reentrynow.org, for more information about our our committees: Housing, Communications, Mentoring, Workforce and Advocacy. CRESC collaborates with the Harrisburg Regional Chamber of Commerce, The South Central Workforce Investment Board, the Pennsylvania Board of Probation & Parole Harrisburg District Office, Citizens Advisory Committee to fa-cilitate Employer breakfasts and Job Fairs.

Mission: To coordinate services that assist ex-offenders with successful re-entry which promotes public safety.

Operating as usual

As the nation focuses on the COVID-19 pandemic, CRESC is focused on helping make sure all returning citizens receive the...
04/28/2020
Home - United Way of Pennsylvania

As the nation focuses on the COVID-19 pandemic, CRESC is focused on helping make sure all returning citizens receive the necessary resources required to transition home.

Our Coalition Members are continuing to provide essential services to the community.

If you are in need of assistance, please reach out to any one of these organizations for guidance and help.

AMiracle4Sure- https://www.amiracle4sure.com/

Bro2Go - https://www.facebook.com/bro2go/

CEO - https://ceoworks.org/locations/harrisburg

CRAM- https://www.craminc.org/

Sound Community Solutions- https://soundcommunitysolutions.org/

The PROGRAM, "It's About Change" https://theprogramhbg.org/

Tri-County OIC- https://tricountyoic.org/

Also, for access to additional resources visit https://www.uwp.org/programs/2-1-1/ or.....dial 211 for help.

United Way of Pennsylvania works for the health, education, and financial stability of every Pennsylvanian, in every community.

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Do you know someone who is returning home and interested in starting their own business, but, not sure where to start? T...
02/25/2020

Do you know someone who is returning home and interested in starting their own business, but, not sure where to start? This FREE, REENTRY-FOCUSED event is for anyone interested in starting a business. Register to attend today at https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/26571. Please feel free to share with anyone who may be interested.

Numerous Harrisburg projects receive funds as Dauphin County awards gaming grants - TheBurg
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Numerous Harrisburg projects receive funds as Dauphin County awards gaming grants - TheBurg

Numerous Harrisburg projects receive funds as Dauphin County awards gaming grants - TheBurg

More than 80 projects in Dauphin County will receive gaming grants this year, as the Dauphin County commissioners have approved $6.3 million in awards. Harrisburg-based companies and organizations will receive a number of grants, the awards originating each year from the county’s share of gaming r...

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Thank you, Alex, for sharing your afternoon with us!

Have you heard what the ACLU is working on?
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Have you heard what the ACLU is working on?

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HAPPENING NOW: ACLU organizer for PA'S Campaign for Smart Justice Alex Domingos is sharing information about the ACLU'S ...
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HAPPENING NOW: ACLU organizer for PA'S Campaign for Smart Justice Alex Domingos is sharing information about the ACLU'S goals in Pennsylvania.

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Sound Community Solutions, Inc

Sound Community Solutions, Inc

Support Group available on the Hill.. Harrisburg BIC. The group is called "Breaking Free" and it meets from 7 - 8 pm on Tuesday evenings. Contact for info is Vu Musili, 717-576-5769. The church address is 2217 Derry St., but the entrance to sue for the meeting is on the south side of the building off of Greenwood St.

FREE, REENTRY-FOCUSED event to help entrepreneurs start their own businesses in the community after being released from ...
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FREE, REENTRY-FOCUSED event to help entrepreneurs start their own businesses in the community after being released from incarceration. Register to attend (https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/26571) or share with a friend. Or, better yet, do both!

Do you know someone who is returning home and interested in starting their own business, but, not sure where to start? The Program has partnered with the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) to provide this FREE, REENTRY-FOCUSED event for anyone interested in starting a business. Register to attend today at https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/26571. Please feel free to share with anyone who may be interested.

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In His Presence Ministries
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In His Presence Ministries

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Dress for Success South Central PA

Dress for Success South Central PA

Dress for Success South Central PA and Tied to Success programs of Suits to Careers are in need of the following items:
•Women’s professional wear in sizes 0, 2, 4, 18, 20, 22 and dress shoes in sizes 9, 10, 11, 12.
•Men’s professional jackets in sizes 36 and 38, pants in sizes 30, 32, and 34, and men's shoes in all sizes.

Donations can be dropped at our Harrisburg Boutique, 29 S. 10th St. rear of building, Mondays from 9 am – 3 pm. We do ask all clothing be cleaned, hung and ready to wear. Can’t drop off during donation hours? Please utilize our partner, Classic Drycleaners and Laundromats at any of their locations! https://www.classicdrycleaner.com/locations/.

Sound Community Solutions, Inc
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Sound Community Solutions, Inc

Today @ 2:30pm at our office. Please share this information..

Head on over to Commonwealth Charter Academy (1 Innovation Way, Harrisburg - across from the Farm Show) beginning at 9 a...
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service celebrated in the Midstate

Head on over to Commonwealth Charter Academy (1 Innovation Way, Harrisburg - across from the Farm Show) beginning at 9 a.m. This event is free and you don’t have to sign up beforehand. It will wrap up at 1 p.m.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — The 11th annual Central Pennsylvania Martin Luther King Day of Service is taking place throughout the Midstate and will provide people of all ages with a way to learn…

Data Privacy Day (01.28.20) – Professional Development & Continuing Education Programs
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Data Privacy Day (01.28.20) – Professional Development & Continuing Education Programs

Data Privacy Day (01.28.20) – Professional Development & Continuing Education Programs

Data Privacy has become the focus of governments, both foreign and domestic. Privacy legislation approved in Europe is quickly spreading to the United States. This legislation mandates those collecting certain data secure it and provides significant penalties for non-compliance.

HAPPENING NOW: Dr. Ashley Yinger is sharing information regarding Dauphin County's mental health initiatives associated ...
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HAPPENING NOW: Dr. Ashley Yinger is sharing information regarding Dauphin County's mental health initiatives associated with the criminal justice system.

Governor Tom Wolf
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Governor Tom Wolf

Governor Tom Wolf

In Pennsylvania, you can be automatically denied a professional license if you have a criminal record. ❌

1 in 5 workers require a government-issued professional license.

People deserve the chance to turn their lives around. I support this legislation.

Bro2Go, Inc.
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Bro2Go, Inc.

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Bro2Go, Inc.

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P.O. Box 60895
Harrisburg, PA
17106

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Capital Region Ex-offender Support Coalition P.O. Box 60895 Harrisburg, PA 17106 717 461 3143 www.reentrynow.org “Reentry Now” “The Pennsylvania Capitol Region’s Reentry Coalition” CRESC meets every 3rd Thursday of each month from 3-4:30pm at: CareerLink 100 N. Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101 Vision Statement We believe that every ex-offender should have access to the services and resources necessary to main-tain a productive, crime-free life. Mission Statement To reduce recidivism by educating and strengthening the community through coordination of services that the ex-offender needs for suc-cessful reentry. Who is CRESC? CRESC is a network of caring professionals and community leaders whose sole purpose is to provide encouragement, hope and resources for the ex-offender. MENTORING COMMITTEE The Mentoring Committee is under the direct supervision of Chaplain Larry Coleman. Under his leadership the Ex-offender Mentoring Program has been getting rave reviews. Two sites were created to offer this pro-gram to ex- offenders. The first site was developed in 2010 in collaboration with Dauphin County Probation & Parole Office and the Work Release Center. The second site was started in a collaboration with PA Probation & Parole. Site #1 Meeting Thursdays 6:00pm to 7:30pm 519 Gibson Blvd. Site #2 Meeting Tuesday 2:30pm to 4:00pm Westley AME Church 5th & Camp Street. College for Mentors Workshop First Friday of Each Month Strawberry Square Downtown Harrisburg. (in collaboration with Temple NEST) COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE The Communications Committee oversees www.reentrynow.org, the organization’s website as well as maintaining the CRESC Resources Directory, Newsletter and all other social media communications. HOUSING COMMITTEE The Housing Committee works on several fronts in attempts to facilitate the search and securing adequate housing for those reentering citizens. WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE The Workforce Development Committee has had some outstanding programs accomplished under the leadership of Ms. Price and the dedicated Committee members. CRESC collaborates with the Harrisburg Regional Chamber of Commerce, The South Central Workforce Investment Board, the Pennsylvania Board of Probation & Parole Harrisburg District Office, Citizens Advisory Committee to facilitate Employer breakfasts and Job Fairs The goal of the committee is to bring awareness to the many benefits employers receive when they hire an ex-offender. Benefits such as: --Tax Credits (WOTC) --Federal Bonding Program --OJT Reimbursement dollars --A Dedicated Employee --Third Party Accountability WILL YOU JOIN US? CRESC continually positions itself to be the leader in facilitating reentry of ex-offenders into our communities. We want to see every returning citizen be positive and productive in all they set their hearts to accomplish. Please consider joining and supporting us in this effort. As recidivism is reduced, everyone benefits!


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Officials with the Dauphin County Prison are in the process of creating a publicly accessible website that will enable the friends and family members of prisoners and other interested parties to access both useful and vital information relating to prison operations and the prisoners under its care and custody. Therefore, members of the DCP Community Advisory Committee are requesting any "Frequently Asked Questions" that you would like to see included on the website under the FAQ tab. Any and all suggestions are welcome from the public (especially those questions that may prove helpful to newly impacted families and friends). #makeyourvoicesheard
Hope Station, which is a non profit organization in Carlisle, will host a Re-entry Coalition/Program meeting on September 30 at 1:00 on the Dickinson College Campus. Charla Plaines and Mike Lister will give everyone information on how to begin a re-entry program in Cumberland County. If you are interested in helping us, please feel free to attend this first meeting. The address is 99 Mooreland Ave. Carlisle, 17013, Allison Hall Community Room. Thank you. For more information, you may contact me at 717-249-5144 or via email [email protected].
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