Reentry Programs - Overview

St. Vincent de Paul Reentry Programs/Services

 

Thousands of men and women are released from prison and jails in Idaho every year and must go through the process of reintegration into society. This is a difficult process for so many returning citizens.

First: The Reentry Conference is an interfaith group dedicated to provide services to women and men recently released from prison or jail. They visit returning citizens and offer an understanding ear and referrals, as well as rent, clothing and transportation support. Currently, this group works with returning citizens in Ada County and Canyon County. Click here to learn more.

Second: Reentry Services is a nexus of services specifically for returning citizens. This is at our office at 8620 W. Emerald, Suite 140. Here we offer pickup, first day out resources, and employment services. Click here to learn more.

Third: Systemic Change of Idaho The obstacles to success for returning citizens can be daunting: housing, transportation, employment, parole restrictions, self-esteem, developing positive family and friend environments, etc. St. Vincent de Paul sponsors Systemic Change of Idaho, a group that works to improve conditions for returning citizens and thereby improve their chances of success in society. This is an advocacy group working to build understanding and affect change in Idaho to bring about better outcomes in our penal system. Click here to learn more.

St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
Do you have a bicycle sitting in your garage collecting dust? That bike could be key transportation for someone looking to rebuild their life after prison.

Free up space while changing a life! Donate bikes at any of our thrift stores, details at www.svdpid.org

Bikes do not have to be perfect, we'll take care of flat tires and tune-ups.
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
The second Back2Work cohort has begun! After learning valuable lessons from our first cohort in November, we are continuing this program. Now, a much larger group of students are embarking on a two week classroom training that will be followed by internships in trade industries.

This program opens doors to living wage careers and escaping systemic poverty!
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
Eating Well: We have been making some big changes at our food pantries to emphasize nutrition. A healthy diet with proper macronutrients is critical for a healthy lifestyle. This is just one new way we are evolving to serve our neighbors in need. 6 On Your Side - Idaho's Madeline White visited our pantry to learn more about our nutrition focus. Watch that story to learn more:
https://www.kivitv.com/news/st-vincent-de-paul-food-pantry-staff-introduce-healthy-foods-initiative
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram