Riverside Reentry 2.0

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Riverside Reentry 2.0:

Between 1,500 – 2,000 people are released from prison to Miami-Dade County each year. Riverside House believes that we should reach all of the formerly incarcerated and that all offenders should have guidance available to them, regardless of whether or not the individuals have gone through our residential program. Our goal is to guide them towards the path of a new, productive life.

Our 5-Year Expansion Program, also known as our Non-Residential Support Program, serves to assist graduates from our Residential Reentry Program, as well as all offenders struggling with life after incarceration. Riverside will grow our services over a 5-year period so that we will have enough resources and infrastructure to help 2,000 people annually. Life changes are never easy. At Riverside House, we believe that all offenders deserve to have a second chance.

The program includes a variety of services to help offenders navigate the journey of their second chance at leading positive and productive lives.

Services Include

  • Spiritual Guidance
  • Individual Counseling
  • Employment Training
  • Support Groups
  • Life Skills Training
  • Referrals to Community Agencies (that provide additional support)

We offer the above services at our Site Locations throughout Miami-Dade County. Please call (305) 326-3328 and ask to speak with the chaplain in order to connect with services offered at the site nearest you. We can also be reached via email at info@riverside-house.org.

Who Qualifies For The Program?

If you or a loved one is struggling with making the transition from an offender to living a positive and productive life, our 5-Year Expansion Program may be the answer, regardless of how long ago the offender was released from prison. Our program takes referrals from churches, families, probation officers, and graduates. The program can assist:

  • Incarcerated individuals
  • Individuals struggling with substance abuse or homelessness
  • Individuals in need of guidance on how to make better decisions
  • Individuals who are facing unemployment and finding their path
  • Graduates who have fallen
  • Those who have previously been through one of our programs

According to Florida TaxWatch’s 2016 document, Locked Up and then Locked Out, 1 in 4 inmates reoffend within 3 years of being released. Therefore, we track and support our alumni in order to ensure that they are able to navigate any challenges they encounter on their paths. Helping our fellow South Floridians enables us to minimize recidivism, resulting in healthier families/communities and a safer Miami.

We ask that all interested parties contact our administrative office to obtain the enrollment forms. Please call (305) 326-3328 and ask to speak with the chaplain.

Please Note: Riverside House can also provide these forms to individuals in prison. Once our team has had an opportunity to review your application, one of our staff members will contact you to discuss a customized program based on your needs.



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