Supportive Services

Safer’s robust network of providers addresses a wide range of needs that keep people with criminal records from achieving employment.

Faith- and Community-Based Initiative

Focusing on the neighborhoods most affected by reentry in the Chicagoland area — including Englewood, East Garfield Park, Auburn Gresham, Austin, Harvey, and Maywood — Safer Foundation’s Faith- and Community-Based Initiative allows clients access to services within their neighborhoods. The services provided within these communities have three primary aspects: mentoring, reentry counseling, and employment assistance. MORE >

Safer’s comprehensive supportive services network also helps clients with the following:

  • Addiction prevention and education
  • Anger management counseling
  • Family-inclusive case management
  • Job-appropriate clothing and transportation
  • Community-based mentoring and legal assistance

Housing Initiative

For clients struggling to find adequate living arrangements, Safer Foundation's Housing Initiative provides assistance. MORE >

Financial Opportunity Center

An important model that helps clients adopt sound money-management principles MORE >

Strengthening Families

Providing clients and their families the tools to better connect, communicate and support each other. 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 >

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    • 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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