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

Cumberland County seniors are you struggling to pay your heating bill?  Check out this program with a one-time cash gran...
12/18/2020

Cumberland County seniors are you struggling to pay your heating bill? Check out this program with a one-time cash grant up to $1,000.

Contact Tri County Community Action’s Enola office for more information, 717-732-1944.

Sound Community Solutions, Inc
12/17/2020

Sound Community Solutions, Inc

Sound Community Solutions, Inc
12/16/2020

Sound Community Solutions, Inc

Check out this great educational opportunity!Inside-Out is sponsoring free college classes for formerly incarcerated men...
12/16/2020

Check out this great educational opportunity!

Inside-Out is sponsoring free college classes for formerly incarcerated men and women. The classes will begin in mid to late January and are all virtual via Zoom.

There is no cost for these classes, but participants will need a computer and internet access.

Students who successfully complete the classes will be awarded credits or CEU's (Continuing Education Credits).

Universities offering the classes include:

LaSalle- Explorations of Crime and Justice, Thursdays 2:00pm-4:45pm, 3 credits, January 21-May 13, 2021

Arcadia- Acting Behind the Walls Wednesdays 6:00pm-9:00pm, 4 credits, January-May, 2021

Drexel - 2 Classes
1. Prison Society and You, Thursdays 1:00-3:30pm, 3 credits, January 14-March 4, 2021
2. Applications of Justice, Thursdays 3:30pm-4:50pm, 3 credits, January 14-March 4, 2021

St. Joseph's - Race, Class, and Gender Wednesdays 3:35pm-6:20pm, 3 credits, January 20-April 28, 2021

Temple - Inside-Out and Criminal Justice Tuesdays 5:30pm-8:00pm, 3.5 CEUs, January-May 2021

Please see the flyer for more information and to sign up.

11/16/2020
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

Thursday, November 19th, 2020 at 3pm
Please join us for CRESC's monthly coalition meeting via Zoom

Tricia Heisey, Business and Financial
Education Representative for Belco
Community Credit Union.

She works with non-profits and every
day people and will speak on "Financial
Wellness during the Pandemic" among
other helpful tips.
Her email address is [email protected]
Please join us for CRESC's monthly coalition meeting via Zoom:

https://zoom.us/j/98487272345

Dial in number: 1 646 558 8656, Meeting ID 984 8727 2345_

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11/10/2020
Sound Community Solutions, Inc

Sound Community Solutions, Inc

Important info for men/ women getting out of State prison. Warehouse jobs available through temp agency, IH Services, Mary is contact 717-387-9042. Job location in Lewisberry, PA and Carlisle, PA areas. They need workers. Casual dress, sneakers, $14.00/hr. Free rides provided. Please share with folks who work with Reentry.
Thanks,
Mrs. Frances Leitner, citizen
Harrisburg, PA

11/03/2020

The impact of COVID-19 on the health and economic stability of every
American is unprecedented, and incarcerated people are being hit hardest.
As policymakers consider how to stem the spread of the virus and reduce
spending, several states and cities are accelerating releases. It is
critical that the resources provided to people coming home from
incarceration reflect the immensity of the challenge reentry poses under
social distancing and an economy that is severely retracting. This
challenge will be most acute in the low-income communities of color from
which so many currently incarcerated people come.

CEO is offering the Returning Citizen Stimulus (RCS) Program to recently
released individuals. Participants enrolled would receive an initial
lump-sum for enrolling in the program and two subsequent payments 30 and 60
days after enrollment provided they engage in programming offered by
service providers, and/or completing program milestones. The total stipend
would range from $2,200-$2,800 per person. As many returning citizens will
not immediately receive federal relief payments, this stipend will function
as a bridge to that support and, with support from providers, full-time
employment.

For more information, please contact Kia Hansard via email at
[email protected] or by phone at (717) 920-7092.

10/31/2020
Orison Publishers, Inc.

Orison Publishers, Inc.

A true story of a woman who tried to commit suicide 12 times and the hope she found to continue living. Why I Tried to Die is a powerful book about her story.

10/28/2020
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.

03/16/2020
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02/25/2020
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
02/24/2020
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...

Thank you, Alex, for sharing your afternoon with us!
02/20/2020

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

Have you heard what the ACLU is working on?
02/20/2020

Have you heard what the ACLU is working on?

02/20/2020
HAPPENING NOW: ACLU organizer for PA'S Campaign for Smart Justice Alex Domingos is sharing information about the ACLU'S ...
02/20/2020

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

02/18/2020
02/18/2020
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 ...
02/11/2020

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.

02/03/2020
02/03/2020
In His Presence Ministries
01/24/2020

In His Presence Ministries

01/24/2020
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01/24/2020
01/23/2020
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
01/23/2020

Sound Community Solutions, Inc

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

Address

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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