HELP / JOB ASSISTANCE

Having trouble finding a job, need assistance with housing, transporation or other services! Below are some links to helpful resources.

Restoration of rights

For U.S. Citizens Only: Depending on the offense of conviction, a person who meets the requirements of Rule 9(A) of the Rules of Executive Clemency, may have his or her civil rights restored by approval of the Clemency Board without a hearing if the person has committed no crimes and has not been arrested for a misdemeanor or felony for five (5) or seven (7) years from the date of completion of all sentences and community supervision and certain requirements are met. Restoration of the right to own, possess or use a firearm requires a separate application to the United States Treasury Department. You must submit an Application for Executive Clemency pursuant to Rule 6 and must be a legal resident of the State of Florida at the time the application is filed, considered, and acted upon.

For further information, please visit the following site:

Office Of Executive Clemency

In Need of Housing

General Information for Homeless in South Florida

Help-Line---- 1-877-994-4357 this telephone number is for South Florida. They will assist your need and refer out for available areas.
Homeless Shelter Directory

Dial 211 from any telephone in Miami-Dade County to get to the Switchboard of Miami. This agency is a clearing house for community resources and outreach centers, including homeless shelters.
Swtichboard
(305) 646-3606

Dial 311 from any telephone number to get local resources including but not limited to shelters, food resources, etc.

Miami-Dade County
Homeless Assistant Center ( HAC)
1550 North Miami Avenue Miami
Florida 33136
877-994-4357
Camillus House
726 NE 1st Avenue Miami
Florida 33132
(305) 374-1065
Camillus House
27940 South Dixie Highway Homestead
Florida 33033
(305) 247-1949
Community Partnership for the Homeless
1550 North Miami Avenue Miami
Florida 33137
(305) 374-1065
Community Partnership for the Homeless
28205 SW 125th Avenue Homestead
Florida 33033
(305) 329-3000
Miami Rescue Mission
2159 NW 1st Court Miami
Florida 33127
(305) 571-2273
(305) 571-2244 FAX

Hotels

Midtown Inn
3400 Biscayne Blvd Miami
Florida 33137
(305) 573-7700
Broward County

Dial 211 from any telephone in Broward County to get local resources including but not limited to shetler, food, etc. This agency is a clearing house for community resources and outreach centers, including homeless shelters.

Broward Partnership for the Homeless
920 NW 7th Avenue Fort Lauderdale
FL 33311
(954) 779-3990
Broward Outreach Center
2056 Scott Street Hollywood
Florida 33022
(954) 926-7417
Broward Outreach Center
1700 Blount Road Pompano Beach
Florida 33069
(954) 979-6365
Hotels
Motel 6
1801 State Road 84
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
(Corporate Phone Number)
(972) 360-2890
Rate: $69.99 to $89.99

Travelodge
1251 E Sunrise Blvd
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
(954) 763-6601
Rate: $59.99 to 79.99
Monroe County

Dial 211 from any telephone in Monroe County to get local resources including but not limited to shelter, food, etc. This agency is a clearing house for community resources and outreach centers, including homeless shelters.

Florida Keys Outreach Coalition
2221 Patterson Avenue Key West
Florida 33040
(305) 293-0641
(305) 295-7580
(800) 528-659
Palm Beach County
Dial 211 from any telephone in Palm Beach County to get local resources including but not limited to shelter, food, etc. This agency is a clearing house for community resources and outreach centers, including homeless shelters. www.211palmbeach.org

Stephanie┬┤s House
3613 Coconut Road Lake Worth
Florida 33461
(561) 502-0305
Rapid Rehousing
Requirements: Must be sleeping in emergency shelter, homeless shelter, victim of domestic violence, or leaving a transitional housing program. Prequalification package must be completed prior to acceptance. See website for more information. www.thelordsplace.org
Hotels
Dollar Inn Motel
3613 Broadway West Palm Beach
FL 33407
(561) 863-1400


Queens Lodge Motel
3712 Broadway West Palm Beach
FL 33407
(561) 842-1108


Sex Offender Housing:

Miracle Park
120 Pelican Lake Drive Pahokee
Florida
(863) 801-9209 (Jan Tenbarge)
Requirements: Only accepting Palm Beach County residents.
Palm Martin / St. Lucie / Indian River / Highlands .. counties

Dial 211 from any telephone in these counties to get local resources including but not limited to shelter, food, etc. This agency is a clearing house for community resources and outreach centers, including homeless shelters.

Treasure Coast Homeless Services Council
2525 Saint Lucie Avenue Vero Beach
Florida 32960
Office: (772) 567-7790
Resource Center: (772) 778-4234

Homeless Famiy Shelter
720 4th Street Vero Beach
Florida 32962
(772) 567-5537

Samaritan Center for Homeless Families
3650 41st Street Vero Beach
Florida 32967
(772) 770-3039

Okeechobee County

Dial 211 from any telephone in this county to get local resources including but not limited to shelter, food, etc. This agency is a clearing house for community resources and outreach centers, including homeless shelters.

Looking for Work

Offender Brochure

Miami-Dade County
South Florida Workforce One
An agency assisting individuals with employment, education, resume writing, bonding, child care and other reentry issues. Locations for Career Centers are listed under Miami-Dade County
Transitions
An agency that assists ex-offenders obtain employment in Miami-Dade County
1550 NW 3 Avenue, Building C Miami, FL 33136
(305) 571-2001
Broward County
Workforce One Central  office is located at:
2610 Oakland Park Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale
Florida 33311
(954) 677-5555
Locations for Career Centers are listed under Broward County
OIC of Broward County, Inc
An agency that assists ex-offenders obtain employment in Broward County
2800 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Suites 201 and Suite 300 Fort Lauderdale FL 33311
(954) 535-2100
Palm Beach County
Workforce Alliance
Central office is located at:
1951 N. Military Trail, Ste. D West Palm Beach, Florida 33409
(561) 340-1060
Locations for Career Centers are listed under Palm Beach County
Martin / St. Lucie / Indian River / Highlands .. counties
St. Lucie Career Center
Central office is located at:
584 NW University Boulevard, Suite 300
Port St. Lucie
Florida 34986
(866) 482-4473

Information for Employers

Employer Brochure

Federal Bond Services

The Federal Bonding Program provides fidelity bonding for the first six months of employment for hard-to-place job applicants. If you are seeking bonding services and/or a job, call the following toll-free number (877) 872-5627

For more information visit: Visit Federal Bond Services Site

W.O.T.C. - Work Offender Tax Credit

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit available to all private sector businesses. It was designed as an incentive to employers to hire individuals in certain targeted groups who consistently experience high rates of unemployment due to a variety of employment barriers. WOTC is a tool for job seekers in these targeted groups to use to help them obtain gainful employment so that they may acquire the skills and experience needed to be eligible for better, higher paying job opportunities. By taking advantage of the WOTC, an employer may reduce its federal tax liability by up to $9,000 per new hire while filling its staffing needs. WOTC savings can be used to offset the high costs of hiring and training new workers.

The WOTC applies only to new employees. The new employee may not have worked for the hiring employer anytime in the past and may not be a relative, dependent or a majority owner of the business.

For more information, call (850) 921-3299 or visit the Offender Tax Credit Site

Child Support Issues

General

State Wide Enforcement
(800) 622-5437

Miami-Dade

Child Support Enforcement Main Office
(305) 530-2600

Florida Department of Revenue - Child Support

Miami-Dade Office of the State Attorney, 11th Judicial Circuit

Family Court Self-Help Program
Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center
175 NW 1st Avenue
24th Floor, Room 2441
Miami, Florida 33128

Broward
Child Support Enforcement Main Office
1900 West Commercial Blvd, Suite 109 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
(954) 762-3315
Contact Numbers
Palm Beach
Child Support Enforcement Main Office
881 South Congress Avenue West Palm Beach, Florida 33406
Martin
Child Support Enforcement Main Office
337 North U.S. 1, Suite C Ft. Pierce, Florida 34950
(772) 288-5400
Indian River
Child Support Enforcement Main Office
860 82nd Avenue, Suite 105 Vero Beach, Florida 32966
(772) 770-5185
Okeechobee County
Child Support Enforcement Main Office
502 N.W. 2nd Street Okeechobee, Florida 34972
(863) 763-2131
St. Lucie
Child Support Enforcement Main Office
P.O. Box 700 Ft. Pierce, Florida
(772) 462-6900
Highlands
Child Support Enforcement Main Office
3200 U.S. Highway 27 South, Suite 401 Sebring, Florida
(863) 402-6604 or (863) 402-6565
Monroe
Child Support Enforcement Main
500 Whitehead Street Key West, Florida 33040
(305) 294-4641
Manatee
Child Support Enforcement
(941) 741-4039
All Other
Please call: 1-800-622-KIDS (5437)

Get Out of Debt / Debt Problems

Credit Report Agencies
Experian
P.O. Box 2002
701 Experian Parkway Allen, TX 75013
(888)-EXPERIAN (888-397-3742)
Trans Union
P.O. Box 4000
2 Baldwin Place Chester, PA 19016
(800) 888-4213
Equifax
P.O. Box 740241
Atlanta, GA 30374 (800) 685-1111
Gambling and Financial Wellness
24-Hour confidential and multilngual help line
(888) ADMIT-IT (888-236-4848)

Health Services

General
Florida KidCare
Florida KidCare is the State of Florida's children┬┤s health insurance program for uninsured children under age 19. It includes four programs: MediKids, Healthy Kids, Children's Medical Services and Medicaid.
(888) 540-5437
Discount Prescription Plans
Publix Pharmacy
Selected oral antibiotics are free if you provide a prescription.

Walmart
$4.00 Prescription Program

Walgreens
Prescription Savings Club

The RX Outreach
Discounted medicine program and patient assistance program
(800) 769-3880
Miami-Dade

Miami-Dade County Health Department

Jackson Health System

Broward

Broward County Health Department

Palm Beach

Palm Beach County Health Department

Behavioral Health of Palm Beaches

Palm Beach Medical Society / Project Access
(561) 433-3940 x 26

Martin
Monroe
Indian River

Indian River County Health Department

Okeechobee

Okeechobee County Health Department

Highlands
St. Lucie

Public Transportation

General Information
TriRail
South Florida's comuter rail with convenient train service from Miami-Dade to Ft. Lauderdale and Palm Beach
Miami-Dade
To obtain information for the Metrorail, Metrobus, and Metromover, please visit: Miami Dade Transportation & Public Works
Broward
Palm Beach
PalmTran

To obtain a reduced rate for public transportation for low income households:

1) Go to 3650 Shawnee Avenue Suite 6, West Palm Beach, Florida (561-684-3752) and obtain "Earnings Statement"
2) Go to Palm Tran at 3044 S Military Trail Suite D, Lake Worth, Florida 33463 and present earnings statement
3) If qualified, you may obtain a 31 day bus pass for $5.00

Inmate Information

Bureau of Prisons

The Bureau is responsible for the custody and care of Federal offenders. The Bureau helps reduce the potential for future criminal activity by encouraging inmates to participate in a range of programs that have been proven to reduce recidivism.

Bureau of Prisons Website

Florida Department of Corrections
The State of Florida Department of Corrections is responsible for the custody and care of State offenders.


Faith Based Organizations

Compassion in Action Ministries
Outpatient substance abuse, addicitons and gambling treatment and recovery support services. Group supports, individual counseling, relapse prevention, 12 Step program, and life skills classes.
(786) 942-9836
Miami Rescue Mission
Serving the homeless and needy of South Florida since 1922. Reaching out to all in the community to inspire hope with human compassion.
2159 NW 1st Court Miami, FL 33127
(305) 571-2211

Residential Reentry Centers

The Bureau contracts with Residential Re-entry Centers (RRCs), also known as halfway houses, to provide assistance to inmates who are nearing release. RRCs provide a safe, structured, supervised environment, as well as employment counseling, job placement, financial management assistance, and other programs and services. RRC's help inmates gradually rebuild their ties to the community and facilitate supervising offenders' activities during this readjustment phase. An important component of the RRC program is transitional drug abuse treatment for inmates who have completed residential substance abuse treatment program while confined in the Bureau of Prisons.

Housing

During their stay, inmates are required to pay a subsistence fee to help defray the cost of their confinement; this charge is 25 percent of their gross income, not to exceed the average daily cost of their RRC placement. The contractor assists inmates in locating suitable housing (if necessary), to which they can be released from the RRC. In cases where an inmate will be released with supervision, the contractor verifies the proposed address and forwards their comments to the U.S. Probation Office.

Miami-Dade

Riverside Halfway House
968 N.W. 2 Street Miami, Florida
(305) 545-0387

Spectrum
120 N.W. 59 Street Miami, Florida
(305) 758-3634

Broward

Dismas House
141 N.W. 1 Avenue Ft. Lauderdale
Florida 33004
(954) 920-6558

Palm Beach

Salvation Army
1577 North Military Trial West Palm Beach
Florida
(561) 689-1212

Agencies Offering Assistance

Department of Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
Internet link to obtain services for drivers licenses, tags, and appointments.

Social Secuirty Information

General Information
SHARE Florida Food Network

This organization is dedicated to providing savings on high quality food, while encouraging personal involvement throughout the State of Florida. Everyone and anyone is welcome to participate in SHARE. There are no income requirements, just a desire to make a positive difference in the world.
(800) 536-3379
Florida Food Network

(Clothing) U.S. Probation Southern District of Florida
For assistance with clothing, please contact your respective probation officer.

Miami-Dade

Dial 211 from any telephone in Miami-Dade County to get local resources including but not limited to shetler, food, etc. This agency is a clearing house for community resources and outreach centers.

Switchboard of Miami
Provides information on food pantry locations and other resources in Miami-Dade county.
(305) 646-3606
Dress for Success Miami
Provides clothing for those in need
250 NW 9th Street Miami, FL 33136
(305) 444-1944
Step in the Right Direction, Inc
Assists needy families, refugess, and immigrants with an array of special needs.
1651 W 37 Street, Suite #406 Hialeah, FL 33012
(305) 231-9936 x 222
Broward

Dial 211 from any telephone in Broward County to get local resources including but not limited to shetler, food, etc. This agency is a clearing house for community resources and outreach centers.

Palm Beach

Dial 211 from any telephone in Palm Beach County to get local resources including but not limited to shetler, food, etc. This agency is a clearing house for community resources and outreach centers.

Boca Helping Hands
This organization gives free weekly groceries and daily hot meals to those who are indigent.

Dress For Success Palm Beach
1249 10th St, Lake Park, FL 33403
(561) 848-4407

Faith Farms Ministries
With referral letter from USPO indicating the needs of the offender (ie clothing, shoes, furniture, household items), Faith Farm will give free merchandise for those in need.
9538 Highway 441 Boynton Beach, FL 33472
(561) 737-2222

Food Pantry

Miami-Dade
Adult Education and GED
Resource room
19715 NW 37 Ave. Miami, FL 33056
(305) 621-1929
Okeechobee
GED Testing
Okeechobee County Public Schools
(863) 462-5000
United States Immigration and Custom Services

PRIOR TO RELEASE:

Prior to release from BOP/ KROME, the offender may have been processed by an ICE official. Most Cuban and Haitian offenders will have signed an order of deportation and will have been released on an order of supervision. The order of supervision is a release document given by the ICE official with important reporting instructions. It is imperative the offender does not misplace these documents, as it will be needed to obtain a drivers license, social security card, and work authorization card.

All other Cuban/ Haitian/ or other offenders with resident cards, who were not in the custody of BOP/Krome and sentenced to Probation, may have not gone through the deportation process. If the offender falls under this category, he/she will not have been released on an order of supervision and will not be able to apply for a work authorization card. Each case varies as to whether or not the resident card can be renewed. Once the resident card expires, the offender may have a hard time obtaining a new resident card, based on the new conviction. This will cause problems with the renewal of the drivers license and the ability to work legally in the United States. Each case needs to be reviewed by ICE on a case by case basis.


REPORTING UPON RELEASE FROM KROME /BOP:

Offenders released from KROME or BOP, who have signed an order of deportation and were given instructions to report to ICE(Order of Supervision) , can obtain assistance from the U.S. Probation Officer. The offender must report to ICE, at the location listed below, on the date listed on the order of supervision in order to apply for a work authorization card. When reporting to ICE, the deportation officer will place a written notation on the second page of the order of supervision, indicating that the offender has reported as instructed. The offender must abide by the conditions set forth by the Deportation Office. Once reporting has taken place, the offender is to contact the U.S. Probation Officer for assistance with the work authorization card. It is imperative the offender seek the assistance of the U.S. Probation Officer to ensure the application process is completed correctly.

Krome Service Processing Center
18201 SW 12th Street Miami, Florida 33194
Hours of Operation: Monday thru Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

ASSISTANCE WITH WORK PERMITS:

The U.S. Probation Officer can provide assistance to the offender in applying for their work authorization cards for employment. Once the offender has reported to deportation, he/she is eligible to apply. The offender can obtain the appropriate documents needed to file for the work authorization card from the U.S. Probation Officer. Assistance may be provided for indigent offenders who are applying for the initial work authorization card. For all other offenders, the fee for the work authorization card is subject to change; therefore, contact your probation officer. The U.S. Probation Officer will assist the offender with the application process to ensure it is done correctly and to expedite the process. It takes approximately one to two months to obtain the work authorization card, if completed correctly.

*EACH CASE WILL BE REVIEWED ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS, AS EVERYONE'S IMMIGRATION STATUS IS UNIQUE. THE U.S. PROBATION OFFICER WILL BE ABLE TO ASSIST THE OFFENDER UPON COMMENCEMENT OF SUPERVISED RELEASE OR PROBATION.