Women

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Center for Community Alternatives (CCA)
Center for Community Alternatives is located at 25 Chapel Street, Seventh Floor, Brooklyn NY 11201. Phone: (718) 858-9658. The Center for Community Alternatives follows a holistic and strength based approach when working with women, adolescents and adults. The programs include: an alternative to incarceration, reentry, HIV/AIDS education and peer/community support groups.
 
GRASP
For information about GRASP, Girls Re-entry Assistance Support Project, please contact Joan B. Gabbidon, Executive Director at(718) 250-2219 or Deborah Lashley, Program Manager at(718) 250-3804.This is a wonderful program for court involved girls aged 13-18 returning to Brooklyn (or Statan Island). GRASP provides different services including couseling, career development, anger management and cultural programming. Girls will be set up with a mentor from faith based organizations. Despite the religious nature of the setting young women are not required to participate in relgious activities.
 
Greenhope Services for Women, Inc.
Greenhope Services for Women, Inc. is located at 448 East 119th Street, New York NY 10035. Greenhope Services for Women is residential and day treatment facility for women substance abuse parolees.
 
Hour Children
Hour Children is located at 36-11A 12th Street, Long Island City , NY 11106. Phone: (718) 433-4724. Hour Children supports currently and formerly incarcerated women through prison and community based programs, including supportive housing, toddler daycare, employment assistance, counseling and community outreach.
 
Nontraditional Employment for Women
CONTACT: (212) 627-6252. MUST CALL TO SIGN UP FOR AN INFORMATION SESSION. NEW is a 6 week Pre-apprenticeship training program in construction trades for women (criminal histories okay). NEW has assisted over 1,000 women throughout NYC "to acheive economic self-sufficiency by accessing high-paying jobs,"(from website). This is a great pathway to a high paying, stable union job with benefits. What could be better? Day and evening classes are available. New cycles begin every five weeks. Applicants must come to and information session on Tuesdays at 10am or Wednesdays at 6pm at: 243 WEST 20th STREET, MANHATTAN, at the Judith P. Vladeck Center for Women. Applicants must meet the following requirements: Are at least 18 years old - Have a high school diploma or GED - Are interested in Construction trade - Are able to perform 8 hours of physical work - Want to change their lives! Do it!
 
Providence House
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.
 
Turning Point
Turning Point's main office is located at 5220 Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11220 and their phone number is(718)439-0077. This organization provides services including: crisis intervention, counseling, HIV prevention and testing, educational services (English as a second language, Pre-GED and GED classes), transitional and premanent housing for young women ages 18-25 as well as individuals with HIV, substance abuse counseling and rehabilition.
 
Women in Need (WIN)
Women in Need (WIN) is located at 115 West 31st Street, New York NY 10001. Phone: (212) 695-4758. Email: info@women-in-need.org. Women in Need (WIN)helps New York City women- including ex-offenders and their families- who are homeless and disadvantaged. Through many comprehensive programs, WIN offers the tools and guidance that allow families to return to their communities and live independently.
 
Women's Prison Association (WPA)
Women's Prison Association (WPA) is located at 175 Remsen Street, Brooklyn NY 10201. Phone: (718) 637-6800. Women's Prison Association (WPA) provides a variety of services for female ex-offenders, such as job search, job readiness programs (including resume writing and interviewing skills) and applying for affordable housing.