The Goodwill Reentry Initiative (GRI) is a non-residential program at Goodwill of Southern New England that provides comprehensive case management and employment services to male and female adult offenders returning to the New Haven area after incarceration. Referrals are provided by the Department of Correction (DOC), Adult Probation, and Federal Probation, as well as through programs in the community that work with this population.

Pre/Post-Release Services: We provide a range of pre-release and post-release services. Post-release services are provided at Goodwill of Southern New England’s Westville location, in the community, and within individuals’ homes.

  • Family Reunification
  • Subsidized Basic Needs
  • Transportation
  • Peer Mentorship
  • Assistance with Benefit Enrollment
  • Education
  • Employment/Volunteer Services Referral
  • Financial Management
  • Substance Abuse Treatment Referral
  • Mental Health/Medical Services Referral

The Case Manager monitors these referrals to ensure that individuals’ needs are being addressed. Reentry staff also assist individuals with advocacy needs.

Community Advocate: The Community Advocate works alongside the Case Manager to provide individuals access to basic needs, facilitate positive interactions with other community members, and provide weekly support groups for men reentering the New Haven community following incarceration. In addition, the Community Advocate provides support to those working in our retail division by way of mentoring, job coaching, and basic skills necessary to seek and maintain employment.

Our Collaborating Partners & Community Support:

  • Cornell Scott Hill Health Center
  • Transitions Clinic
  • Project More
  • The Connection, Inc.
  • Continuum of Care
  • New Haven Housing Authority
  • New Haven Re-Entry Roundtable
  • Women’s Resettlement Group
  • The Non-Profit Alliance

Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Setting: 61 Amity Road, New Haven, CT 06515

For more information about Goodwill Reentry Initiative, call us at (203) 777-6602 or contact us here.