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

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