Individuals returning from a period of incarceration must make sure they have access to basic resources in order to make a successful transition. These include:
If you or a loved one need help securing any of the above, REAP staff and volunteers will provide referral services to quickly connect you with the relevant community providers to meet your needs.Call REAP
Monday - Friday, 9AM - 5PM
Please call for an appointment.
2615 West DeSoto Street
Pensacola, FL 32505
(Take ECAT route 2 or route 44)
The REAP main office is located in the west wing of Richard's Memorial United Methodist Church on "U" Street between Strong & Desoto; 1.5 blocks north of Cervantes St.
Extended services are offered to individuals who demonstrate a commitment to successful reentry.
Without inClient Short and Long Term HousingReferrals for affordable housing programReferrals to local hotel with weekly and monthly rentalsReferral for camping supplies, backpacks, and blankets
Client Eligibility and BenefitsReferral for completing paperwork for eligible local, state and federal disability benefits, (e.g. SSI and Social Security}Referral for appointment with VA case worker for benefits (e.g. medical, housing, education etc.)Referral for appointments with legal aid attorney
Client Employment and Job TrainingReferrals to temporary and permanent job opportunitiesReferral to job readiness servicesReferral to Florida Vocation Rehabilitation servicesReferral to job skill training institution (video production, truck driving, license practical nursing, cosmetology, etc.)Referral for job related tools, etc. as available (Vocational Rehab will pay for tool and required clothing)
REAP believes that a good education can lead to a good job. Unfortunately, many of our clients come to us without high-school diplomas or functional literacy. We provide referral services for GED and adult education programs at The University of West Florida, Pensacola United Methodist Community Ministries, Pensacola State College, and George Stone Technical College.
Food, shelter, and employment are only part of the reentry journey. Ultimately, we hope our clients find a sense of belonging in the community so that they may thrive as citizens. In addition to hosting regular emotional support meetings for active clients, REAP offers referral services to a wide range of professional mental healthcare providers including Lakeview Center, Alcohol Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and Celebrate Recovery.