Re-Entry

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The Alachua County Library District and Partnership for Strong Families, in collaboration with community partner organizations, host the annual Re-Entry Partnership Conference each Spring. The Re-Entry Partnership Conference and the Job & Resource Fair help returning citizens, or others struggling to re-enter the workforce, with learning job skills, accessing educational programs, and discovering entrepreneurship opportunities.

2019 Re-Entry Partnership Conference

Community Connections

 

Torchlighters Re-Entry Support, Seeks to create a community of peers that can help light the way home for one another, (352) 559-4505    

UF Mobile Outreach Clinic,  A highly flexible means of delivering health care to the medically under-served in low income neighborhoods and rural areas in and around Alachua County. Please call the office and speak with the nurse at (352) 273-5329 before coming to clinic.

Gainesville Community Ministry, Free medical advice/referral clinic and physical therapy clinic are available for anyone without insurance; first come first serve. Also assist with food pantry, utility and rental deposit assistance. (352) 372-8162

Alachua County Crisis Center, 24 hr/day crisis and suicide intervention phone counseling to all residents of Alachua County. (352) 264-6789 (crisis line), (352) 264-6785 (info. about services)

Partnership for Strong Families (Resource Centers), See specific services & resources for each Center (left side of their page).

Criminal Record Online Toolkit - Understand your record, fix your record, and learn about your legal rights. A project of the Criminal Justice & Employment Initiative at Cornell University.

Apply for Restoration of Civil Rights - Regain your right to vote!, 1-800-435-8286, FL Office of Executive Clemency

Register to vote after your civil rights have been restored. Other options include registering at your local library or Supervisor of Elections Office

Education

 

Alachua County Library District (ACLD), Headquarters Reference Desk, (352) 334-3940 

Alachua County Public Schools - Adult Education & GED, (352) 955-7035

Gainesville Community Ministry, (352) 372-8162, GED and Work Path Program

Santa Fe College, (352) 395-5000   

Job Search & Skills

 

Job Skills & DIY (ACLD)

Job Search Help appointments with the library (We can set you up on a library computer and will walk you through the steps.) -Resume building, job search/application assistance, basic computer help, assistance creating an email address, career exploration, brush up on soft skills, interview preparation & practice. Call the HQ Reference Desk at (352) 334-3940 for help signing up. 

Fair Chance Employers, (Certified by Torchlighters)

Career Source/North Central Florida, (352) 955-2245

Essential Skills for Workplace Success (videos) Hosted by UF Community Engagement.

Florida Department of Corrections, Karen Black, Employment Specialist, (352) 224-8731, Karen.Black@fdc.myflorida.com

Gainesville Chamber of Commerce Professional Development Videos

Gainesville Community Ministry Work Path Program, (352) 372-8162

Gainesville Housing Authority Job Training & Entrepreneurial Program, (352) 872-5500 ext. 7103

Starting a Small Business

 

Alachua County Economic Development, (352) 374-5204

City Of Gainesville Economic Development and Innovation, (352) 393-8614

Florida Small Business Resource Guide

Gainesville Housing Authority Job Training & Entrepreneurial Program, (352) 872-5500 ext. 7103

Gator Community Entrepreneurship Initiative: Gator Bootcamp