"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending."  -Carl Bard

Direct Services

The OpenDoors Resource Center

Our walk-in resource center, located at 485 Plainfield Street in Providence, accepts drop-in visits from any formerly incarcerated person.  We maintain an up-to-date and comprehensive file of resources in major life areas such as housing, employment, education, medical, mental health, substance abuse, and transportation. Clients can use our telephone or computer lab to communicate with employers, family members, and probation or parole officers.  Our resource center has a full schedule of programming, ranging from job readiness to financial literacy to support groups.  We can also serve as a temporary address.  Check the monthly calendar for more info.

Discharge Planning

Our Reentry Case Management program works with participants up to six months prior to release from prison. OpenDoors is contracted through the Rhode Island Department of Corrections (DOC) to provide discharge plans to inmates in the Men's Minimum Security Facility at the DOC. This is done in both individual and group formats in an attempt to reach as many as possible of the over 1,200 discharges per year from that facility. Individual 14-point plans addressing different life-areas are established for clients with longer sentences, while comprehensive written information on available services is provided to group participants who typically have short sentences.  All clients are encouraged to follow up with us at our resource center.

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