In the community, New Leaf – New Life operates a Transition Support Center. Many people are released from jail with nothing but the clothes they were wearing when arrested. New Leaf – New Life works together with clients to develop and reach their goals and make a successful transition.

TRansition SUpport Center

People released from incarceration are welcomed at our Transition Support Center (TSC) located at 1010 S. Walnut St., Suite H where we provide short-term & long-term assistance, specifically:
  • Immediate help (e.g., emotional support, help in accessing social services, clothing, hygiene products)
  • Job counseling (e.g., resume building, job searches, computer skills training)
  • Casework (e.g., addiction counseling & supervision)
For some questions about services we do & don't provide, see our FAQ page.

Re-Entry Mentorship

The Re-Entry Mentorship Program provides more in-depth peer support to folks recently released from incarceration. With the help of one-on-one support from a Re-Entry Mentor, participants do a needs assessment, build action plans, acquire necessary resources, and receive education on staying sober, crisis intervention, and trigger identification. Our Re-Entry Mentors are staff members who have lived experience with both re-entry and recovery. Interested participants are encouraged to stop by or call our Transition Support Center post-release to get connected with one of our Re-Entry Mentors.

Re-Entry Collective

The Re-entry Collective is a group of individuals passionate about finding systemic solutions for individuals re-entering society. All are welcome to attend. We meet at the TSC at 1010 S. Walnut St., Suite H:
  • First Sunday of the month at 3:30 PM: planning & organizing session (all welcome)
  • Second Sunday of the month at 3:30 PM at NLNL: broader public meeting or workshop
In March (2019), we'll also be having various trainings for volunteers.  See the Facebook page for more info.
The Re-entry Collective has been instrumental in providing resources such as the New Leaf Resource Guide 1.7.pdf - UPDATE: we have a resource guide for COVID-19 to add to the original guide.

Bloomington Expungement Desk

Starting on January 13, 2020, and in partnership with Indiana Legal Services and the Mauer School of Law at IU, we have been offering a Bloomington Expungement Helpdesk, Mondays & Wednesdays, 4-8pm, at the Transition Support Center.

However: our Expungement Desk has suspended all in-person outreach effective immediately.  (See our Facebook page for updates.)  Indiana Legal Services are still accepting clients for expungements, so for all inquiries, please call: 1-844-243-8570. (In general, see this flyer for details on applying.)

Office Hours

Mondays through Fridays
For more information, contact our Transition Program Manager at the office at (812) 355-6842 or email at info@newleafnewlife.org. You can also Contact Us online.