MAKE YOUR OWN PATH ON THE
Francisco Perez (Partnership team, center) , Chance Tolliver (right, participant) and Willard Roberts (left, Partnership agency network)
BUILDING THE ROAD HOME FOR RETURNING RESIDENTS
The Road Home serves Chicago and suburban Cook County, addressing the holistic needs of those returning ‘home’ from Illinois’ penal institutions. Eligible participants enroll in this comprehensive reentry program beginning pre-release, working to eliminate the barriers to ‘coming home’ successfully. In addition, due to Cook County’s investment of ARPA funds, the program has expanded and now serves those who are already ‘home’ and facing barriers to employment.
HOW DO I GET ON THE ROAD HOME?
Justice partners, Cook County, and the Illinois Department of Corrections identify eligible candidates who are one to six months from their release dates. They connect these returning residents with The Partnership’s Reentry Navigators.
Eligible returning residents must be:
18 years old or older • A U.S. citizen or able to work in the U.S.
MEET THE PARTNERSHIP REENTRY NAVIGATORS
The Partnership team members who lead this program have experienced release from incarceration themselves. They understand first-hand the need to focus on workforce development, occupational training, post-secondary education, approved apprenticeships, and permanent, unsubsidized job placement.
“If you a take step back and look at the resources available to people returning home from incarceration in Chicago and Illinois, The Partnership’s introduction of the navigator model became the connective tissue that brought all of those resources together to create one seamless reentry.”
Francisco Perez, Reentry Navigator
“Reentry is vitally important because it addresses the restorative aspect of the individual and community that is often overlooked by our criminal justice system. Reentry is public safety.”
Michael Cannon, Reentry Navigator
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I GO FOR HELP
ONCE I'M HOME?
These two agencies in The Partnership’s network serve eligible participants post-release.
839 W. 119th St. Chicago, IL
Phone: (219) 955-4336
BECOME A SECOND CHANCE EMPLOYER!
Patrick Combs, Interim Chief Executive Officer, The Partnership
HEAR FROM REENTRANCE AND SECOND CHANCE EMPLOYERS FIRST-HAND
SECTORS WHERE RETURNING RESIDENTS OFTEN FIND CAREERS
Finding a meaningful career is critical to a successful road home. Returning residents with whom The Partnership has worked have found a career in the following sectors:
9.5% FOOD & RETAIL
2.1% COMMUNITY & SOCIAL SERVICE
2% INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY