I was referred to WHA for counseling. I was pleasantly surprised to find that WHA also had the resources to meet my other social service needs such as conflict resolution. I found that WHA staff not only advocated for me, but inspired and encouraged me to pursue my goals. I highly recommend WHA’s Re-Entry Center to the community residents who are in need of help."- Jeffery Barnes
Westside Health Authority’s Community Re-Entry Center specializes in helping returning citizens reintegrate back into their communities. WHA offers its clients a caring and hope-filled environment in which they can thrive and have success. Services include job readiness training, job placement, support services and vocational training. These free services are offered to individuals with a felony record, veterans, special needs, unemployed and homeless residents of Chicago.
WHA is a member of and directs the activities of the Community Support Advisory Council-West (CSAC-West), a collaboration of 65 agencies on the Westside of Chicago who work together to provide for the all of the needs of the formerly incarcerated. This network of partner agencies provides a comprehensive scope of services which augments the direct services provided by WHA.
Community Re-Entry onsite services include: