Resources for Ex-Offenders

Our primary goal is to help integrate returning citizens back into the community by providing necessary tools, support and resources for success.

Located inside a One-Stop Service Center Worksource Portland Metro-SE (WSPM-SE) our reentry programs are designed to assist individuals with backgrounds to integrate back into the community.

 Our dedicated reentry team will help returning citizens:

  • Assess skills and work readiness
  • Work on removing barriers to employment
  • Develop an employment plan based on Career Mapping
  • Connect individuals to free workshops
  • Assist with training and support services
  • Provide follow up support


We deliver reentry employment services with respect, compassion and dignity to give individuals with backgrounds a second chance and a better tomorrow.


  • Offering workforce development opportunities that are: Person first
  • Choice based
  • Non-directive
  • Results Oriented


Respect: We value respect for each other and for our customers.

Honesty: We value honesty with each other and with our customers to assist with guidance and support.

Trust: We value trust and work to earn it with each other and with our customers.

Empathy: We seek to see the challenges that our customers face daily and act with empathy.

Compassion: We deliver our services in a compassionate manner and seek to understand “the why”.

Forgiveness: We value forgiveness and understand that each customer that we assist has served their time and that they need to move on with their lives.

Leadership: We value our collective impact as leaders with our work in reentry and serve as a model to staff, community and our customers.

Diversity: We value and respect diversity within our staff, our clients, and our community.

Collaboration: We believe that, in order to enhance public safety and to move the needle on poverty we need to collaborate with our justice partners, our sister agencies and our community.

Integrity: We act with integrity in our interactions with each other and with our customers.