Directory of Resources for Ex-Prisoners

This is intended to be a directory of resources for people who have been released from prison. This directory will change as resources are added and changed over time.

1. Social Security Administration

gives unemployed people $600.00/month (single) or $900.00 (married), and gives ex-prisoners $930.00 once, and only if you go to their office within 48 hours of getting out of prison. But you must take and show them your prison release papers & last two 2 months prison time sheets to get $930.00 check
– Address:
3100 Smith, Houston, Texas 7706
– phone:
tel: +1-1-800-772-1213
– web:
http://www.ssa.gov/ssi or http://www.ssa.gov

2. Emergency foodstamps

$150.00 at office visit and $110.00 per month per person:
– phone:
tel:1-800-582-4636
tel:1-800-221-5689
– web:
http://www.govbenefits.gov
http://www.foodstamps-step1.usda.gov
http://www.fns.usda.gov/fsp

3. 20-40% discount utility bills (air, heat, water, electicity!) + 5% extra senior citizens discount.
  • phone:
    tel:1-800-582-5706
  • web:
    http://www.acf.gov/programs/liheap
    http://www.aps.com
    http://www.liheap.ncat.org/sp.html
    http://www.hud.gov
    http://www.ncsha.org/section.cfm/4/39/187
4. 100% free government-provided children’s health insurance for children age 16 and under by Congress all towns [So your job can’t charge you for your kid’s insurance] & [It ain’t wellfare dept.] says:
  • phone:
    tel:1-800-KIDS-NOW (tel:1-800-4326-558)
    tel:1-800-747-1222
  • web:
    http://www.insurekidsnow.gov
    http://www.coveringkids.com
    http://www.huskyhealth.com
5. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • address
    451 7th Street SW Washington, D.C. 20410
  • phone:
    tel: 202-708-1112
  • web:
    http://www.hud.gov/renting/phprog.cfm
6. Mental health services
  • web:
    http://www.freementalhealth.com
7. Free or discount medicine(s)/prescription(s)
  • phone: tel:1-800-788-6417
    tel:1-888-477-2669

  • web:
    http://www.rxhope.com
    http://www.needymeds.org
    http://www.pparx.org
    http://www.atdn.org/access/pa2.html
    http://www.rxassist.org/docs/medicare-and-paps.cfm

8. Volunteers of America
  • web:
    http://www.voa.org
    http://www.seniorcorps.org (pays $200 cash / month to volunteers)
9. Free Dentists at:
  • web:
    http://www.adea.org
    http://www.nfdh.org
10. Free Accredited Colleges courses at:
  • web:
    http://www.khanacademy.org

  • 750+ Free Online Courses from the Best Colleges
    http://www.youtube.com/education
    http://www.einztein.com

11. Jobs that pay before you start work:
  • web:
    http://www.careerbuilders.com
    http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/fsa/index.html

    • gives up to $4,000 grant money to pay student to pay cost of living/bills
      http://www.nsep.gov/initiatives
    • gives up to $20,000 to $30,000 grant money for student to fellowship at schools in “U.S.A.” & abroad
12. U.S.A. Small Business Administration

loans ex-prisoners $150,000 up to $$1,000,000 for up to 10 years to repay total to open a business in the US.
– Address:
4300 Amon Carter Blvd. Suite #114, Fort Worh, TX 77074
– phone:
tel: (817)684-5500
tel: (817)355-1933
tel: (713)773-6500
– web:
http://www.sba.gov

2017 MidWest Skill Share March 25th & 26th

Kansas City IWW & Friends

2017 MidWest Skill Share

Work | Home | Street | Community | Prison

March 25th & 26th

Contact us at greaterkciww@gmail.com for more info!!

Featuring:

  • IWW Do-It-Yourself Workplace Organizing! Learn how to organize your own workplace!! your job, your voice, your union!
  • Incarceerated Workers Organizing Committee. Prisoner organizing and the 2017 National Prisoner effort!!
  • Building a Poor People’s Survival Movement. Presented by Jonina Abron Ervin for Black Autonomy Federation
  • Pod networking and direct action; possibilities for survivor-centric justice
  • The coming Repression: Solidarity, Resistance, & Liberation in the Age of Trump
    • As resistance builds against the Trump regime and its white nationalist visions, state repression of our movements will also increase. This presentation and discussion will examine some of the recent history and trends in political repression, as well as strategies and tactics for building resilient movements and defending our communities.

Schedule:

Friday night – social

Saturday –

9:30am – 1:00pm brunch / grazing

10:30am – 11:30am – Introductions
11:30am – 12:30pm – Intro to IWW / whatever

12:30pm – 1pm break

1pm – 3pm JoNina Abron Ervin presenting for Black Autonomy Federation

3pm – 4pm break

4pm – 7pm survivor pod

7pm – 8:30pm dinner

8:30pm – 10:00pm iwoc

Sunday

9:30am – 10:30am breakfast

10:30am – 1:30pm confronting state repression

1:30pm – 3:00pm lunch

3:00pm – 6:00pm iww workplace

6:00pm dinner