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St. Vincent de Paul Reentry Services is a collection of programs centered around assisting in a successful transition from incarceration back into society for returning citizens. St. Vincent de Paul Reentry Services is located at 8620 W. Emerald, Suite 140


Pickup Service

When men and women are released from the prisons south of Boise, sometimes they do not have any means of transportation. They have no network of friends or family that are willing to pick them up. That's where the pickup service comes into play. We will drive out to the prison and be there to greet these individuals as soon as they exit the facility. We are the very first people they interact with out of the prison. From there, we will bring them to the reentry services office, where we will provide first day out services (see below). Then, we will help them check in with parole and make sure they are able to get to where they need to go.

First Day Out

Having a successful reentry into society starts with day one. Getting an ex-offender connected with the right resources and community is crucial. When someone enters the reentry services office they will be connected with a reentry services expert. Almost all of these experts are ex-offenders themselves. They understand the challenges and pitfalls and have overcome them. This reentry expert will work to understand the returning citizen's story and individual needs. This way, they can tailor the First Day Out services to better match their unique situation. The most common services we provide are:

  • Clothing Vouchers for St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores
  • Information on Other Community Resources
  • Guidance on how to Navigate Parole
  • Link to Receptive Groups and Communities
  • Introduce to Employment Services (see below)
  • Many Other Individualized Services

 

If today is your first day out, or you know someone who is reentering society from prison, visit our reentry services office. 8620 W. Emerald, Suite 140

reentryservices@svdpid.org


Employment Services

One of the biggest challenges for returning citizens is finding sustainable employment. The recidivism rate skyrockets when returning citizens cannot find employment fairly rapidly.

St. Vincent de Paul Reentry Services can provide the following possible assistance:

  • Initial interview/assessment
  • Resume help
  • Transportation/clothing assistance
  • Career counseling
  • Job search assistance
  • Direct job referrals
  • Follow up

 
Contact Cindi Real today for an appointment if you or someone you know is struggling to find work. There are resources to find help!

Cindi Real - Employment Specialist

8620 W Emerald Suite 140
Monday - Friday 9:00am - 12:00pm
cindi.real@svdpid.org
208-850-6889


Offender Resource Guide

 

St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
A big thank you to 6 On Your Side - Idaho for coming out to visit our annual reentry resource fair! In addition to the work we do every week, once a year we get together with all of our friends in the community who are working to support returning citizens and host a fair, showcasing these good works!
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
6 On Your Side - Idaho
The Idaho Department of Correction hosted a resource fair this week, aiming to foster safer communities by giving newly released offenders the resources they need to stay out of crime. 6 On Your Side's Madeline White introduces us to one ex-offender who plans to do just that. https://buff.ly/2I1gMM7
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
Prescription medications can be a crippling cost for many of our neighbors. That's why for the last 18 years our Prescription Assistance Program has worked to secure critical medications at no cost to clients. Learn more at https://www.svdpid.org/prescription-assistance-program/
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
Systemic Change of Idaho
Denver, Colorado
A small part of what we do is share what we have learned here in Southwest Idaho with a larger audience. This way, other St. Vincent de Paul organizations around the country can benefit from the lessons we have learned and we can also take home their ideas. This enables us to give more people in the community an even better hand up!
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