TRANSITION TO WORK
Transition to Work prepares inmates for release into the community via a 12-month pre-release four course curriculum focusing on life skills, decision making, and employment skills. TTW continues with comprehensive additional support addressing housing, transportation, employment, behavioral health, and mentoring needs during the critical 90-120 day period following release.
Pre and post release support for inmates:
Plan to Prosper Handbook
The Plan to Prosper handbook contains practical information and resources for ex-offenders returning to Forsyth County. This handbook is updated yearly and is posted online here: Plan to Prosper
Eureka Transitional Home helps male ex-offenders thrive in the community. Contact Harold Smith at 336-761-8407 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
SOAR Program with the City of Winston-Salem
SOAR (The Successful Outcomes After Release) Program is designed to provide gainful employment to former offenders that meet program guidelines while supplementing the city’s existing workforce in areas of critical need. The city will designate temporary positions for a period of six months. Under immediate supervision, SOAR participants will perform routine labor jobs such as landscaping, mowing, maintaining public and historic buildings, picking up paper and debris on public property and streets, and assisting with housing code enforcement. In addition, participants will be provided life skills training via lectures, group discussions, and activities such as goal setting; planning; interpersonal relationship skills; diversity; personal accountability; financial management; communication; GED and/or post-secondary education; job search techniques; self-presentation; and resume writing.
Financial Planning Guide for Formerly Incarcerated
Click here for a link to a resource guide that aims to connect individuals and families to support services, providing sound financial advice to help give the formerly incarcerated community a chance to turn to a new chapter in their lives. The return to society after incarceration can be a challenging road for many. Formerly incarcerated people face a unique set of issues all at once, from opening a bank account to getting a job and finding a safe place to live. While confronting these challenges, it is essential to know there are resources available.