ComALERT is located at 210 Joralemon Street, Third Flood, Brooklyn NY 11201. Phone: (718) 250-5557. ComALERT’s goal is to reduce criminal recidivism by providing the formerly incarcerated with the tools and support they need to remain drug-free, crime-free, and employed. In addition to drug counseling and treatment, many clients will receive a referral to and preferential placement in, the ComALERT “Ready, Willing, & Able” Program, which provides transitional employment through the Doe Fund’s Ready, Willing, and Able employment programs. In addition to receiving meals and a weekly stipend of $200 cash for manual labor jobs for up to nine consecutive months, the Day program provides the group support and reinforcement needed by the clients to maintain their sobriety. ComALERT provides weekly individual and group counseling, as well as random drug testing, to reinforce “Ready, Willing, & Able Day’s” zero-tolerance policy. PEOPLE ARE REFERRED TO COMALERT BY THE DIVISION OF PAROLE.
Providence House is located at 703 Lexington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11221. Phone: (718) 455-0197. Providence House provides temporary housing for women on parole and their children, and includes referrals for housing, education, job training and other programs. Must have a referral from Department of Housing Services.
The DOE Fund Ready, Willing and Able Program
Various locations: (1) 520 Gates Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11216. Phone: (718)622-0634 (2) Peter J. Sharp Center for Opportunity, 89-111 Porter Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237. Phone:(718)417-2500. The DOE Fund Ready, Willing and Able Program provides holisitc, residential work and job skills training program. Provides ex-offender with immediate employment, job training, substance abuse counseling, housing and other services to assist participants in overcoming joblessness and homelessness.