Welcome to the Coming Home Directory

This Directory is a compilation of services in Greater Boston available to individuals who were previously incarcerated. The Directory presents important information for returning individuals, corrections practitioners and policymakers, as well as those with an interest in accessing services for returning individuals, including their families and friends, volunteers, and other service providers. This Directory is presented by the Crime and Justice Institute (CJI) at Community Resources for Justice (CRJ) with generous support from the Gardiner Howland Shaw Foundation.

What is the Purpose of the Directory?
The purpose of the Directory is to assist returning individuals, their families, service providers, and local agencies in helping people thrive in the community by connecting them to services that help build stability and success.

The often difficult transition from incarceration to the community can include significant barriers for individuals as they return home to their families and communities. But help is available. Community-based agencies can help individuals navigate the transition and overcome these barriers. The Coming Home Directory is a resource that identifies and describes these services with the goal of reaching the broadest audience possible.

Who is the Directory for?
The Directory is primarily intended to benefit the following people and groups:

  • Returning individuals
  • Families and friends of returning citizens
  • Service providers
  • Corrections practitioners
  • State and local agencies that provide services to people including returning citizens
  • Policymakers interested in criminal justice and social service systems
  • Researchers examining the services available to returning citizens in Massachusetts

Directory Limitation
The agencies listed in the Directory and on the website are not the only resources available. We have tried to include all appropriate agencies and organizations; however, some information may prove to be missing.

It is our intent to expand this list as more information is made available. To do this, we rely on the community of providers and users to assist us in maintaining accurate and relevant information. If you recognize inaccuracies about a service or agency in this Directory or on the website, or if you know of or are part of an agency you think should be included, please notify the editors. Update requests can be submitted via email or fax by submitting a completed “Agency Update/Addition” form located in the back of this Directory. You can also find copies of the form on the website by visiting the “Documents” webpage. The website is updated as quickly as possible and includes the most recent information available. The printed version of the Directory is updated annually.

The Directory is designed to connect people to services. The information for each organization in the printed version and on the website has been provided by the service provider or from the organization’s website. The editors cannot and do not vouch for the accuracy or quality of the services available.

Community Resources for Justice

At Community Resources for Justice, our mission is to change lives and strengthen communities by advancing policy and delivering individualized services that promote safety, justice, and inclusion. We empower individuals to overcome social, legal, and policy barriers that limit their opportunities to thrive.

For 140 years, some of society’s most overlooked citizens have benefited from the programs we provide. Our work is divided into three divisions, each with a distinct practice area and population served:

  • Social Justice Services serves men and women transitioning out of prison and back into the community through a network of eight residential reentry centers operated under contracts with federal, state, and county agencies. The division also runs a residential program for young adults with complex clinical needs.
  • Community Strategies supports adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities to live as independently as possible through a range of community-based residential options offering structure in a caring, home-like environment, as well as day programs.
  • The Crime and Justice Institute is a national-scale consulting practice that drives bold, transformative improvements in criminal and juvenile justice systems.

CRJ is a 501c3 non-profit organization.


Agency information may have changed due to COVID-19. Please contact individual agencies to double-check their information.