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Re-Entry Resources (Washington State)

General Resources (Statewide)


Dial 2-1-1 from anywhere in Washington State and you will reach a highly-trained information and referral specialist who will assess your needs and provide a list of referrals to available resources in your community. Washington 211 has a database of over 27,000 resources to help you find the right services. 2-1-1 is a free confidential community service and your one-stop connection to the local services you need, from utility assistance, food, housing, health, child care, after school programs, elder care, crisis intervention and much more. Referrals are usually given over the phone or can be emailed or text to you. In crisis situations a warm transfer can be made directly to crisis specialists or 9-1-1. TTY for the deaf and hard of hearing and interpreter services are also available in 140+ languages. If you are outside of Washington or have a problem dialing the number 2-1-1, please dial 1-877-211-9274.

Civil Survival

Civil Survival’s work is led by and for formerly incarcerated individuals. They organize people in the state of Washington who have been directly impacted by the criminal justice system to build connections, gain knowledge and increase political participation. Provides information and self-help forms for vacating your misdemeanor or felony conviction. The website includes 55 resource guides created by formerly incarcerated people that cover re-entry, housing, basic needs, legal support, etc. (Civil Survival Resource Guides).



Mailing Address: PO Box 634, Port Orchard, WA, 98366

Washington State Strong Foundations Reentry Guide, published in 2023 by the House of Mercy Ministries in conjunction with the Education Justice Project.

Washington AppleSeed Reentry Guide Find answers to common questions about reentry from experts in Washington state law. Published in 2018 by the Sustainability in Prisons Project

Freedom Project

Provide rides from the gate, toiletries, bus passes, clothes, help with groceries, phone setup, getting to appointments, general resource support, and community circles. 

Contact: 206-325-5678

Mailing Address: Freedom Project, PO Box 57, Renton, WA, 98057

Credible Allies Program

The Credible Allies Program is a specific Safe Return Reentry collaboration between Freedom Project and Credible Messengers to provide support for Black, Indigenous and Latinx people who are dealing with the impact of involvement with the legal system. The Credible Allies collaboration currently provides support in the Puget Sound area.

Contact: 206-231-1386 (call or text)

Mailing Address: Freedom Project, PO Box 57, Renton, WA, 98057

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