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 people with criminal backgrounds, 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)



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

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

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

Santa Fe College, (352) 395-5000   

Job Search & Skills


Job Skills & DIY (ACLD)

Fair Chance Employers (Certified by Torchlighters)

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

Essential Skills for Workplace Success (hosted by UF Community Engagement)

Florida Department of Corrections, Karen Black, Employment Specialist, (352) 224-8731

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

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

Greater Gainesville Chamber Job Board

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 Chamber of Commerce Professional Development Videos

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

Gator Community Entrepreneurship Initiative: Gator Bootcamp