Reentry Support Institute

Since 1989, the Reentry Support Institute has provided skills training, employment preparation and case management assistance to formerly incarcerated individuals returning to the Chicagoland area.

Available Services

Through the Life Skills Reentry Program, the Reentry Support Institute offers the following services free of charge to eligible program participants:

  • Individual Case Management
  • Two-Week Personal & Career Development Class
  • Resume & Application Help
  • Interview Preparation
  • Digital Literacy Assistance
  • Transportation Assistance

Life Skills Reentry Program

Our Personal and Career Development Class is designed to address many of the barriers you may face returning to your community and seeking employment upon release.

Classes offered in person are scheduled for two weeks, Monday through Thursday, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Call (312) 281-3370 to confirm the next available class start date.

Program Eligibility

The Life Skills Reentry Program is free of cost and available to individuals of nearly all backgrounds that have been previously incarcerated by the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Requirements to participate in services offered in person are listed below. Individuals unable or unwilling to meet these requirements are encouraged to call and ask about remote learning opportunities.

  • Valid government issued ID or license
  • IDOC Inmate Number
  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccination
    Initial doses must have been received at least two weeks prior to any scheduled visit

Additional Resources

The Reentry Support Institute has cultivated a network of local service providers to assist you throughout the reentry process. Referrals are available in-person or via phone at (312) 281-3371.

Referrals available to program participants include:

  • Housing
  • Healthcare Providers
  • Career Training
  • Continuing Education Opportunities

Program Hours & Location

Monday       9:00am-3:00pm
Tuesday       9:00am-3:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am-3:00pm
Thursday     9:00am-3:00pm

430 S. Michigan Avenue
Room AUD 104
Chicago, IL 60605

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Director of Administration, Reentry Support Institute