New Beginnings Pathway

Understanding that incarceration presents unique challenges for future job seekers, Women’s Resource Center’s New Beginnings program provides enhanced gender-responsive mentoring services to women at Kent County Jail pre-release and up to 18 months post-release. We offer one-on-one and/or group mentoring, employability assessments coupled with individual employment development plans, employability and life skills workshops, job placement and retention assistance, and strength-based case management services to connect returning women with collaborative community partners for substance abuse and mental health treatment, education/training, housing and basic needs, and other services critical to their successful community reentry.

The success of our New Beginnings participants depends on connecting each woman to a caring, committed volunteer mentor. Participation in this program as a mentor requires specific training and background clearance. Please contact our New Beginnings program directly by email or phone at 616-458-5443 for more information.