Outside

​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

​Released inmates 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, bus tickets)
  • Job counseling (e.g., resume building, job searches, computer skills training)
  • Casework (e.g., addiction counseling & supervision)

Impact: What We Do When People Seek Our Help

As just a sample of the impact the TSC has been having on people's lives, from May-September 2015, 126 people sought help at the TSC.  Among many other services, with our assistance:
  • ​8 people were given specific help with addictions.
  • 50 people were given clothing, personal hygiene products, and other necessities.
  • 20 people found housing.
  • 19 people obtained IDs and similar necessities.
  • 27 people obtained health insurance.
  • 58 people sought our help in finding a job, with 11 reporting finding a job (though, many more likely also did).
And a sampling of client feedback:
  • "​I want to thank you for everything you have done for me. You have taught me a lot and have given me excellent advice. I will take your  bestowed wisdom and generosity and use it as the structure for continued growth and change in the future. You have been amazing!"
  • ​"[I have made] ​the first few steps on a significant contribution to society."
  • "Once back in society, I felt overwhelmed.  I was heading in all different directions, but, had no idea where I was going in any of them.  I wanted to do all the right things and make the best choices.  And New Leaf New Life helped me do that without the feeling of being overwhelmed. ... Guidance, routine, clothing, friendship, a hug, letters of compliance."
  • "​When I was released their support continued. ... They assisted me and others in my position with signing up for the Healthy Indiana Program (HIP). [They] prepared us for interviews to gain employment, going even a step further taking me to my interview in which I got the job."

Office Hours

Mondays through Fridays
9:00am-5:00pm
​For more information, contact our Transition Program Manager at the office at (812) 355-6842 or email at tsc@newleafnewlife.org.