Incarceration and Re-Entry Help

Resources to help those who are incarcerated or those who have recently been released from prison in the City of St. Louis, including bond assistance, housing, employment and medication help.

Additional resources for people seeking employment and transitional housing are available on the Employment and Housing pages.

Legal and Bond Assistance

Clergy Bond Program

For those in St. Louis County Jail who do not have the resources to make their bail bond and who also do not have a safe place to live via an approved home plan.

  • Clergy mentors
  • Referrals to counseling and training programs

Website: Clergy Bond Program

Freedom Community Center

The Freedom Community Center’s mission is to build a movement of survivors that will meaningfully address violence in St. Louis City and collectively design alternatives to state systems of punishment.

  • Bond posting
  • Community violence intervention
  • Mental health support referrals

Phone: 314-827-3837
Website: Freedom Community Center

Transitional Housing

Criminal Justice Ministry

CJM offers services to incarcerated individuals and provides reentry programs and transitional housing for those returning to the St. Louis area.

  • Bus passes, emergency medicine, hygiene items
  • Transitional housing
  • Support groups

Phone: 314-652-8062
WebsiteCriminal Justice Ministry

Keyway Center for Diversion and Reentry (Women/Trans)

Keyway Center for Diversion and Reentry provides comprehensive services for women and trans individuals reentering the St. Louis community from jail or prison.

  • Supportive housing
  • Case management
  • Court advocacy

Phone: 314-771-5207
Keyway Center for Diversion and Reentry

Mission Gate Prison Ministry

Mission Gate is both an in-prison ministry and a residential aftercare program for men and women recently released from prisons, jails, or rehabilitation facilities.

  • Transitional housing
  • Re-entry seminars
  • Recovery programs

Phone: 636-391-8560
Website: Mission Gate Prison Ministry

SoulFisher Ministries (Women)

SoulFisher Ministries provides educational opportunities to incarcerated or previously incarcerated women, and a transitional living program

  • Life skills training
  • Transitional housing

Phone: 314-381-0401
SoulFisher Ministries


Concordance Employment Agency

The Concordance Employment Agency helps individuals overcome obstacles to employment so they can have a successful return to their communities.

  • Workplace skills
  • Technical skills and digital literacy
  • Job placement

Phone: 314-535-5600
Website: Concordance Employment Agency

Connections to Success

Connections to Success helps people of all backgrounds reach their goals and move toward economic independence and stability.

  • Career counseling
  • Job interview classes
  • Employment connections

Phone: 636-940-8027
Website: Connections to Success

Employment Connection

Employment Connection provides valuable resources, training, and support to help you gain and maintain employment, and attain self-sufficiency

  • World of Work (WOW) job-readiness training program
  • Job placement
  • Career counseling

Phone: 314-333-JOBS
Employment Connection

Fathers and Families Support Center

Fathers & Families Support Center helps people become more responsible parents to benefit their children’s futures.

  • Group parenting support for fathers
  • Career counseling
  • Job interview attire

Phone: 314-333-4170
Fathers and Families Support Center

Jobs for Felons Hub

Database of open positions for people with criminal records.

Website: Jobs for Felons Hub

Mission St. Louis

Mission St. Louis helps people access the resources they need to achieve sustainable employment, live healthy lifestyles and create real change in their lives.

  • Success coaches
  • Job readiness training
  • Transportation and childcare assistance

Phone: 314-534-1188
Mission St. Louis

Near Southside Employment Coalition

Near Southside Employment Coalition provides quality, comprehensive employment services at no cost.

  • Success coaches
  • Job readiness training
  • Transportation and childcare assistance

Phone: 314-534-1188
Near Southside Employment Coalition


Rx Outreach

The Rx Outreach Healthy Transitions program works to fill the medication gap that occurs between when an ex-offender is released from a Missouri prison and the time that they are able to get a new prescription order.

Phone: 314-222-0472 or 888-796-1234
Rx Outreach Healthy Transitions Program

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