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.
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 (SSA does not have a specific program for ex-prisoners. It’s just a rumor.)
3100 Smith, Houston, Texas 7706
http://www.ssa.gov/ssi or http://www.ssa.gov
$150.00 at office visit and $110.00 per month per person:
utility bills (air, heat, water, electicity) 20-40% discount + 5% extra senior citizens discount.
Health Insurance for Children under age 16: So your job can’t charge you for your kid’s insurance
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
451 7th Street SW Washington, D.C. 20410
Mental health services
Free or discount medicine(s)/prescription(s)
Volunteers of America
http://www.seniorcorps.org (pays $200 cash / month to volunteers)
Free Dentists at:
Free Accredited Colleges courses at:
http://www.youtube.com/education (750+ Free Online Courses from the Best Colleges)
Jobs that pay before you start work:
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)
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.
4300 Amon Carter Blvd. Suite #114, Fort Worh, TX 77074