Residential Reentry

Returning home and moving forward

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Clinical treatment programs to help ex-offenders become productive members of the community.


Maud Booth, co-founder of Volunteers of America, was a national leader and pioneer in the prison reform movement. She opened and operated the first halfway houses in the country in the late 1800s. We continue to see the importance of these programs for the formerly incarcerated and the community and provide evidence-based residential treatment programs for ex-offenders.

Program Services

  • Case management
  • Group and individual counseling
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Job-readiness training
  • Skill development
  • Referrals to community resources

Our programs serve formerly incarcerated individuals, some of who are eligible for early release from prison due to judicial release, and/or have substance abuse issues in the Cincinnati, Dayton, Evansville, Indianapolis, Mansfield and Toledo areas. Case managers and residents create an individualized program plan to address their specific needs. Client progress is routinely assessed to ensure a positive outcome by the end of the program.

Programs are audited annually by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) and the Indiana Department of Corrections (IDOC). Every two years, our programs in Ohio are certified by the Ohio Department of mental Health and Addiction Services (OMHAS) and our programs in Indiana are certified by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). And, every three years, our programs are audited by the America Correctional Association (ACA). In Ohio, our programs earned a 100% compliance rating in 2012.

About our Locations

Cincinnati - Our community corrections program has been operating since 1955. We offer 130 beds, and 65% of successful completions from this program did not return to prison after three years.

Dayton - Our community corrections program has been operating since 2000. We offer 128 beds, and 80% of successful completions from this program did not return to prison after three years.

Evansville - Hope Hall is a 100 bed residential reentry center for previously incarcerated men and women in Evansville. Residents are required to maintain employment and follow court orders/restrictions. They must also address applicable individual programming goals such as mental health and addiction treatment, educational needs and life skills development. 

Indianapolis - Brandon Hall is a 95 bed work-release center for previously incarcerated men and women. Referrals are received from the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Residents are required to maintain employment and follow court orders/restrictions. They must also address applicable individual programming goals such as mental health and addiction treatment, anger management and life skills development. Family reunification services and substance abuse classes are offered to residents. 

Mansfield - Our community corrections program has been operating since 1992. We offer 101 beds, and 65% of successful completions from this program did not return to prison after three years.

Toledo - Our community corrections program has been operating since 1972. We offer 130 beds, and 85% of successful completions from this program did not return to prison after three years.

PREA

Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana is dedicated to providing evidenced based residential reentry services to clients through a safe and secure environment and meeting the requirements of the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 at all of our program sites. Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana is committed to a zero-tolerance policy regarding any sexual abuse, assault or harassment by a client, employee, volunteer, independent contractor, visitor, vendor or intern.

Reports of sexual abuse or harassment can be from the individual, their family, friends or any third party. To report incidents of sexual assault or sexual abuse, contact us at (855)-297-1492 or reportsline@voago.org.

Investigation Protocol, Referral of Allegations Protocol
Outcomes Report
Audits: Cincinnati, Dayton, Evansville, Indianapolis, Mansfield, Toledo

"I just wanted to thank you for everything Volunteers of America has done for me. I came here straight out of prison and found this was a blessing. I was treated very well and you have a wonderful staff. Thank you very much and God Bless you and Volunteers of America"
- a former client