Amity uses the internationally recognized therapeutic community model of treatment, which emphasizes a total change in lifestyle, not just dealing with drug usage. Five decades of research consistently finds that longer stays in treatment lead to better outcomes — and long-term recovery/success.
A New Way of Life (ANWOL) addresses the challenges of community re-entry by providing critical resources and support for formerly incarcerated individuals — especially women — along with their children. ANWOL provides housing and support to formerly incarcerated women for successful community re-entry, family reunification and individual healing; works to restore the civil rights of formerly incarcerated people (FIPs); and empowers, organizes and mobilizes FIPs as advocates for social change and personal transformation.
The Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) is a Los Angeles-based support network for formerly incarcerated individuals and advocates for criminal justice reform. ARC’s mission is to reduce incarceration, improve the outcomes of formerly incarcerated individuals and build healthier communities.
Building Healthy Communities works to reduce health disparities and improve community health overall through systemic changes fueled by adult and youth resident engagement, collaboration and resource sharing, and strategic communication about community needs and solutions. The organization also conducts Prop 47 reclassification clinics to help people clear or reclassify their felony records.
The California Coalition for Women Prisoners (CCWP) is a grassroots social justice organization, with members inside and outside prison, that challenges the institutional violence imposed on women, transgender people and communities of color by the prison industrial complex (PIC). CCWP sees the struggle for racial and gender justice as central to dismantling the PIC and prioritizes the leadership of the people, families and communities most impacted in building this movement.
Californians for Safety and Justice works with Californians from all walks of life to replace prison and justice-system waste with common-sense solutions that create safe neighborhoods and save public dollars. Through policy advocacy, public education, partnerships and support for local best practices, the organization promotes effective criminal justice strategies to stop the cycle of crime and build healthy communities.
Centro C.H.A. works to enrich the lives of low-income, underserved Latino/a youth, families and neighborhoods in the City of Long Beach through community advocacy, health and educational programs, social and economic enrichment, cultural arts, community service, and afterschool youth development programs. Through various programs and services, Centro C.H.A. strives to develop future leaders, create and maintain healthy communities, and instill a sense of pride within the Latino/a community of Long Beach.
The Community Coalition works to help transform the social and economic conditions in South L.A. that foster addiction, crime, violence and poverty by building a community institution that involves thousands in creating, influencing and changing public policy.
First to Serve Outreach Ministries helps men, women and families affected by and struggling with substance abuse, domestic violence and homelessness. First to Serve uses its programs and resources to improve the lives of families and individuals throughout South Los Angeles and Los Angeles County.
Helpline Youth Counseling (HYC) offers drug and alcohol abuse and therapeutic services, family and child abuse/neglect services, and gang intervention and prevention services. HYC also provides the Hotline, a toll-free, peer-to-peer listening and referral telephone service, operated by volunteers, for individuals in need or in crisis. Contact the Hotline: 1 (877) 541-2525
The House of Uhuru, a division of Watts Healthcare Corporation, strives to enhance the well-being of communities impacted by chemical dependency by providing comprehensive, culturally sensitive prevention and education with a continuum of quality care for positive social change. The organization’s is accomplished by employing competent and compassionate certified drug and alcohol counselors.
Impact Justice is a California-based national innovation and research center committed to reducing the number of people involved in our juvenile and adult criminal justice system, improving conditions for those who remain incarcerated, providing meaningful opportunities for success for those rejoining our communities, and improving justice outcomes for crime victims.
Kingdom Causes is a faith-based organization that launched the Long Beach Human Trafficking Task Force (LBHTTF). The Task Force is a multidisciplinary, survivor-centered, collaborative community effort by law enforcement agencies and community-based organizations to combat human trafficking by identifying, rescuing and empowering survivors and assisting in the prosecution of traffickers. Contact the task force: firstname.lastname@example.org
Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (LSPC) works for the rights of incarcerated parents and people at risk of incarceration. LSPC provides information, trainings and technical assistance, and responds to requests for help with litigation, community activism and the development of more advocates. In particular, the organization focuses on women prisoners and their families.
Project ALOFA was founded on the belief that people deserve second chances. The group works to create opportunities for those recently released from incarceration who are in need of support. Through the Ambassadorship Training Program, the organization grooms Project ALOFA ambassadors to become leaders for tomorrow.
Project Rebound at California State University, Fullerton, supports formerly incarcerated students in their pursuit of higher education. The project constructs an alternative to the revolving door policy of mass incarceration and provides individualized support that students need to succeed.
The San Diego Organizing Project (SDOP) is a faith-based community organization that has united people throughout the county since 1979. SDOP believes that San Diego’s greatest resource is its people and works to build powerful volunteer-driven organizations.
Starting Over offers transitional housing, community services, community health services, post-conviction relief and community living services. The organization helps homeless men, women and children transition from homelessness and its often associated cycles of poverty, drug abuse, mental illness and recidivism.
Tarzana Treatment Centers, Inc., is dedicated to providing professional health care that treats each person with compassion and according to their assessed individual needs for improved physical and mental well-being. Programs include inpatient medical detoxification and psychiatric stabilization, residential and outpatient substance-use disorder treatment, outpatient mental health, and residential rehab for teens/youth and adults, primary care clinics and HIV/AIDS services.
Time for Change Foundation (TFCF) is dedicated to helping homeless women and children achieve self-sufficiency. TFCF programs and supportive services help families and individuals recover from the effects of homelessness, addiction, incarceration, and mental and physical abuse. An early childhood development center located within the shelter provides easy access to computers, books, interactive learning modules, and hands-on Mommy & Me activities.
Women in Transition provides Leadership and Prison Re-entry workshops designed to help men and women transition from the cycles of entrapment by overcoming social barriers. Our program dynamics bring a new approach to formerly incarcerated individuals by guiding them through a process of transforming their lives. Our resources include case management, mental health and wellness, substance abuse support, housing referrals and workshops dealing with inner conflict.