What You'll Need

Safer provides a variety of programs and services to meet your needs and to help you on your road back.

Safer Foundation helps over 10,000 people each year.

Find the program that best suits you and find out what you need to do to participate.

Chicago Adult

If you are 18 or older and live in the Chicago area, you will need the following to participate in Safer Foundation's employment services program MORE >

Chicago Youth

If you are between 16 and 21 and are no longer enrolled in school, you are eligible for our GED youth education program MORE >

Quad Cities Adult

If you are 18 or older and live in Rock Island, you will need the following to participate in Safer Foundation's employment services program MORE >

Obtaining Identification

In order to participate in Safer Foundation's programs, you'll need the proper identification listed below MORE >

  • Watch and Listen
    • Safer Hiring for CRC-1 Positions: Applicants for Corrections Residence Counselors should… MORE >

    • Bernie and Gus: Their Vision: From a 2014 interview with Safer co-founders Raymond… MORE >

  • Headlines
    • Grim prospects for inmates who traveled on bus to freedom months ago: As he rode home on a Greyhound bus earlier this… MORE >

    • State expands ‘certificates of good conduct’ for former offenders: New law gives former offenders the chance to… MORE >

  • Reentry Resources
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  • Public Policy
    • The Statistics: Below are data, gathered from independent sources, showing a breakdown of individuals affected by… MORE >

    • Council of Advisors to Reduce Recidivism through Employment (CARRE): In order to make… MORE >

  • Success Stories
    • Nadeja Beasley: Nadeja Beasley had 10 long years to think about some costly choices she… MORE >

    • Jay Borchert: Jay Borchert can proudly say he’s been clean for ten years. Earlier in… MORE >

    • Juan Cruz: Juan Cruz once lived the life of a gangbanger on the streets of Chicago. The… MORE >

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