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Foundation of HOPE

The Foundation of HOPE is an interfaith non-profit with the mission to “Empower incarcerated and released individuals to restore their relationship with their God, rebuild their lives, and reconcile to their communities.” The HOPE Aftercare Program is a pre- and post-release adult reintegration program for inmates and reentrants that seeks to ensure their successful return to the community. HOPE Aftercare provides resources, referrals, and guidance regarding employment, housing, education, food assistance, mental health services, and clothing. The program’s mentoring component matches inmates and reentrants with mentors who can assist them on a one-on-one basis.

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112 W. North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 321-3343

Please call ahead to find out hours of operation.

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Trails Ministries

TRAILS is a faith-based organization that offers supports to obtain necessary documentation (i.e. Social Security Card, Identification Documents, Birth Certificate, etc), mental health counseling, and drug and alcohol counseling. TRAILS also offers support in seeking employment, transportation, food, housing, clothing, and one-on-one and group mentoring.

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(724) 891-7541 support@trailsministries.org

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TRIALS Ministries

TRIALS Ministries is a faith-based organization that provides returning citizens with one-on-one and group mentoring, along with assistance obtaining necessary documentation (Social Security Cards, Identification Cards, Birth Certificates, etc.); receiving mental health, drug and alcohol counseling; receiving food, housing, and clothing; seeking employment and transportation; and enhancing spiritual development.

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918 7th Ave
Beaver Falls, PA 15010
(724) 891-7541 support@trailsministries.org

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Capital Region Ex-Offenders Support Coalition (CRESC)

CRESC is a network of caring professionals and community leaders whose purpose is to provide encouragement, hope and resources for the formerly incarcerated individuals. CRESC provides a variety of services, including mentoring, housing, employment, and referrals to other resources.

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100 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17101

Meets on the third Thursday of each month from 3:30pm-4:30pm 

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Chester Re-Entry Resource Center

CRRC provides supportive services to returning citizens and their families in an effort to reduce recidivism in Chester and the entirety of Delaware County. CRRC provides direct services while also connecting individuals with collaborating partners to offer the following services: counseling, substance abuse and mental health services, education opportunities, job training, family services, housing assistance, and mentoring.

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Huntingdon Worship & Service Center - Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. The progam's message is based on the Bible and every program is rooted in service. Among its principle ministry services, the Huntingdon Worship & Service Center offers rental assistance, food boxes, volunteer opportunities, and case management services that can meet the individual needs of the client.

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2514 Shadyside Ave
Huntingdon, PA 16652
(814) 643-1430

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Hispanic American Organization

The Hispanic American Organization (HAO) aims to improve the lives of Hispanic families in Lehigh Valley. Through various programs, HAO provides counseling and housing services, GED and ESL programs, nutrition awareness, parenting support groups, a wellness program (physical, mental, and social support), drug and alcohol assessments, and general intake and referral services.

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Penn Dot Drivers License Center of Mercer

Consult the application prior to visiting the center to ensure you have the proper documentation.

PennDOT enables local residents to apply for drivers licenses, identification cards, and take any required testing for license eligibility. Fees for services vary and can be found by consulting the webpage, or by calling for more information. Applications are required and can be filled out in-person or prior to (it is recommended that applicants review the application form prior to appearing as some services require specific documentation).

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519B Greenville Road
Mercer, PA 16137
(800) 932-4600

Tuesday; 9:30am -4:15pm. Thursday; 9:30am -4:15pm. Saturday; 9:30am-4:30pm.

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Community Legal Services

Community Legal Services (CLS) provides free civil legal assistance to low-income Philadelphians. CLS attorneys and other staff provide a full range of legal services, as well as community education and social work. CLS also assists individuals with obtaining identification documents. CLS' legal units include: Aging and disabilities; Employment; Energy; Family advocacy; Homeownership and consumer rights; Housing; Language access project; and Public benefits. CLS offers free legal help to individuals who believe the welfare office made a mistake in their benefits. Please call ahead to find out office locations and hours of operation.

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1424 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
(215) 981-3700

 Please call ahead about hours of operation. 

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Impact Services Corporation

Impact Services provides a range of employment training and housing support, as well as community and economic development. Impact Services aims to assist TANF recipients and returning citizens with finding work and becoming self-sufficient.

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PennDOT: Get a Photo ID

If you are looking to obtain a photo ID, please use the link below to visit PennDOT's website, which lists the steps you'll need to take, as well as the forms and documentation you'll need to either take with you to your nearest PennDOT location, or mail to the listed address. The webpage also provides a PennDOT office locator to help you find the nearest location.

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P.O. Box 68272
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17106
1 (800) 932-4600

Please look online to find out about hours of operation.  

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Philly Restart

Philly Restart is a group of volunteers, led by Adam Bruckner, who meet every Monday along the Ben Franklin Parkway near 19th Street to provide meals and assistance to people trying to obtain identification documents. Having helped many people obtain a PennDOT ID Card, Philly Restart knows what materials you'll need and how much obtaining an ID will cost. They'll also provide vouchers that will help towards the cost of obtaining identification. For more information about what you will need, please visit the website's "Common Questions" page, which is linked below.

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Turning the TIDE

Turning the TIDE provides services and employment opportunities to individuals from throughout Philadelphia, focusing on neighborhoods in west and southwest Philadelphia. This organization provides access to a public computer and technology center, a computer training program, as well as workforce development programs, job search assistance, and health promotion and HIV education.

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425 S 61st Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19143
(215)472-8268

 Please call ahead to find out about hours of operation. 

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York County GEO Reentry Services Center

GEO Reentry provides flexible options such as residential housing and treatment, day reporting programs, and inpatient treatment and training for individuals returning from incarceration.

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1 East Market Street, Suite 301 York, PA
York, Pennsylvania 17403
(717) 848-4448

Monday-Friday; 8:00am-8:00pm. 

Saturday; 8:00am-4:00pm. 

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PennDOT Locations Info Center

If you are looking to obtain a state-issued photo ID, you can use the attached PDF to find the nearest PennDOT location, its hours of operation, and what materials are required in order to obtain photo ID. Please refer to the attached document for more information on how to search PennDOT’s website.

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