Re-Entry Program

St. Vincent de Paul’s Re-Entry Program is here to support our neighbors and families who have been impacted by the criminal justice system.


Who is eligible?

Any person and/or a family member who has been convicted of a crime and finds it difficult to move forward after conviction.


What services does the SVDP Re-Entry Program offer?

  • Vouchers for clothing, household items and furniture
  • Identification, including state IDs and birth certificates
  • Prescriptions through our Charitable Pharmacy for individuals without insurance or those who are under-insured
  • Transportation assistance (bus tickets) to and from new employment, social services and medical appointments
  • Access to our food pantry
  • Job readiness and placement
  • An ongoing support system
  • Financial literacy
  • Neighbors who meet guidelines may also apply for assistance for basic needs including but not limited to emergency rent/utility assistance

Working Better Together

In 2021, St. Vincent de Paul launched its workforce development program, Working Better Together. Through this program, SVDP empowers new employees at its thrift stores with job readiness training, mentorship and the support of a small cohort.  While the program’s ultimate goal is to help employees retain full-time employment upon graduation, participants are given tools to expand their safety nets and develop supportive relationships in the workplace.

To learn more about the Re-entry Program or Working Better Together

Have you or a loved one been affected by the criminal justice system and now find it difficult to move ahead?

Contact Jaclyn Cales at 513-562-8841, ext. 851, or send an email to 

Cincinnati-based agencies, businesses or other organizations that are interested in building a partnership with SVDP’s Re-entry program are encouraged to contact Jaclyn Cales at