The Re-Entry Mentoring Program provides mentoring services for youth, adults, and veterans transitioning back into their communities. The goal of the Mentoring program is to match participants with the appropriate volunteer mentor who will offer support and guidance to the participant for a minimum of six months. Mentors may offer support and guidance with personal issues, occupational and employment concerns, and helping reduce recidivism while being a positive and motivational influence. Eligibility requirements apply.

Mentoring/Career Coaching services provided:

  • One-on-one
  • Peer-to-peer
  • Group Career Coaching
  • Job Shadowing
  • Job Clubs
  • Service-Based Activities

Who we serve:

Face Forward
Face Forward serves youth between the ages of 14-24 in Fairfield County who have had involvement with the juvenile justice system, but has never been convicted as an adult. The program offers services such as case management, mentoring, educational interventions, service-learning projects, occupational training within in demand job industries, work-related activities that lead to employment, record expungement, and diversion. This program will serve 132 youth in the region.

Face Forward is a WorkPlace Opportunity and is funded 100% through a $1,048,235 grant provided by the U.S. Department of Labor. Face Forward does not receive financial support from non-governmental sources.  It is an equal opportunity program and auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Training to Work
Training to Work serves adults age 18 and over who have been convicted as an adult under Federal or State Law, and are currently enrolled in a Work Release Program in the Bridgeport or New Haven areas. Services offered through this program include case management, educational, occupational, and workforce skills training, mentoring and family reunification. The program will serve 85 adults in Bridgeport and 85 adults in New Haven.

Training to Work is a WorkPlace Opportunity and is funded 100% through a $1,359,846 grant provided by the U.S. Department of Labor. Training to Work does not receive financial support from non-governmental sources.  It is an equal opportunity program and auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Contact Information

Melissa Joseph, Mentoring Coordinator
(203) 953-3255
joseph@careerresources.org