Lending a hand to returning citizens
The mission of ReEntry Columbia is to reduce recidivism and strengthen communities in Columbia County, New York by providing support programs and referrals to currently and formerly incarcerated individuals and their families.
ReEntry Columbia focuses on three program areas for those currently or formerly incarcerated.
Pre-Release Assessment and Planning Program: ReEntry Columbia provides assistance in the Columbia County Jail to those who are going to be released back to Columbia County. Assistance focuses on their needs and plans related to housing, employment, transportation, substance abuse treatment, and family issues. ReEntry also conducts weekly classes for those incarcerated in the county jail on topics such as job skills development, life skills, stress reduction, and expressive arts.
Post-Release Support Program: ReEntry Columbia provides ongoing assessment and planning related to immediate needs and long-term goals. This includes referrals to local service agencies that can provide specialized support with employment, counseling, and substance abuse treatment. This program is available to those returning to Columbia County from incarceration either in the county jail, state prisons, or federal facilities.
Support Systems Development Program: ReEntry Columbia works with the Columbia County community to develop support systems that will make it easier for people who are currently and formerly incarcerated to transition back to their communities. The program focuses on issues such as developing reliable transportation support and expanding employment opportunities and housing options. ReEntry is additionally in the process of developing data collection and reporting systems in local agencies and organizations to assist children of incarcerated parents.
Carolyn has been involved in prison and reentry issues as a volunteer for many years. She has facilitated conflict resolution workshops in prisons around New York State as well as in Costa Rica.
Scott Thomas, PhD
Scott has over 25 years experience in social services, public health, and healthcare. His primary focus is on program development and improvement of services. He has conducted programs in both state prisons and county jails.
ReEntry Columbia Partners:
Columbia County Department of Social Services | Columbia County Department of Human Services | Columbia County Mental Health Center
Columbia County Veterans Service Agency | The Healthcare Consortium | Mental Health Association of Columbia-Greene Counties, Inc.
Northeast Career Planning | Staley B. Keith Social Justice | Twin County Recovery Services, Inc. | Workforce New York
Catholic Charities of Columbia and Greene Counties | Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood
Veterans Administration | Common Ground Dispute Resolution, Inc.
ReEntry Columbia is a New York State non-profit agency with 501(c)(3) tax exempt status. Funding is provided by the Columbia County Board of Supervisors, The Galvan Foundation, and the Dyson Foundation.
All donations to ReEntry Columbia are used for transitional support services to men and women released from or soon to be released from incarceration to Columbia County, New York.
Please use the button to the right to donate online. If you would like to send a check, please
make it out to ReEntry Columbia and send to: ReEntry Columbia, 52 Green Street, Hudson,
We will send you a letter confirming your donation that you can submit for tax deductible purposes.
52 Green Street
(First Reformed Church)
Hudson, New York 12534
Hours: By appointment
Monday – Thursday 9:30am – 4pm
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