Our Reentry Programs Offer Dependable Support.

Our reentry programs support justice involved individuals struggling with substance use and facing homelessness, or unstable housing, get the assistance they need to grow and thrive in recovery. Our Reentry Recovery Program is offered in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County and starts while individuals are incarcerated and continues after release. Here are a few of the benefits of our program:

  • Build a trusting relationship with one of our Peer Support Specialists
  • Access community health, housing, employment, and other services with help from our Community Navigation Specialist
  • Search and apply for rental housing with our Housing Advocate
  • Work with professional behavioral health counselors or a psychiatric nurse practitioner through one of our partners
  • Apply for public health insurance and other benefits
  • Create resumes and complete job applications with assistance in our computer lab
  • All services are free, voluntary and confidential
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Eligibility Requirements:

Participation in our Reentry Recovery Program is open to people who meet these parameters:

  • Identify as having a substance use challenge
  • Returning from a local jail or state prison
  • Returning to the City of Harrisonburg or Rockingham County
  • Facing homelessness or living “double up” with someone on a temporary basis

Resources To Educate And Empower.

We offer reentry workshops at Middle River Regional Jail, Rockingham-Harrisonburg Regional Jail, and Page County Jail to help individuals understand the resources that are available in our community once they are released. Our community navigation specialist educates participants on how to apply for and navigate housing, employment, education, public benefits, healthcare, mental health, and recovery services. Participants develop a Transitional Action Plan and Wellness Plan where they establish personal recovery goals and develop plans for accessing services and managing their recovery. Our Street Sheet resource guide compiles community organizations and services in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County.

One-On-One Peer Support For A Strong Reentry.

Our peer support program is designed for participants who have a substance use challenge and are facing homelessness or unstable housing situations. Our Strength In Peers team offers support during the difficult transition from incarceration to reintegration in the community. We meet participants while incarcerated, pick them up upon release, and support them to thrive in their recoveries in the community. Our peers support all recovery efforts and help participants to find shelter, apply for jobs, and obtain other necessary resources.

Our Workshops Offer Compassionate Support For Women.

Our Women’s Empowerment Group is a 7-week program available in Middle River Regional Jail. Participants work with professional peer support specialists in a group setting and discuss subjects like: self-esteem, trauma, body image, and substance use. Participants receive a certificate upon completion of the course.

We Understand Challenges; We’ve Been There.

The team at Strength In Peers is made of individuals with similar lived experiences to our participants. Our Peer Support model is effective because we don’t tell individuals what to do. Instead, we guide our participants through the tools, resources, and skills we’ve found useful in our own recoveries. Our professional development includes educational opportunities to advance our understanding of substance use, trauma, and mental health challenges so we can better support participants regardless of their chosen recovery path. Ready for a reentry program that works?

Contact a member of our team about our services to get started.