North Star

Neighborhood Reentry
Resource Center

An innovative resource center that helps individuals who have been involved in the criminal justice system navigate through barriers to become law abiding, contributing members of their families and their communities

Services offered at North Star Neighborhood Reentry Resource Center (NRRC)

Individuals interested in using North Star services will receive a free membership which provides access at no cost to many services and reentry resources in the community including:
  • Jobs Classes/Employment Services
  • Computer training labs
  • GED classes
  • AA, NA, Al-Anon, HA meetings
  • Anger management classes
  • Faith-based programming
  • Vouchers for state IDs and birth certificates
  • Free, personal voice mail service
  • Public transportation information
  • Life Skills classes
  • Free healthcare clinics and screenings
  • Food stamp sign up
  • Medicaid enrollment/health coverage
  • Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
  • Senior benefits and benefits for children
  • College counseling and student financial aid
  • Community Clothes Closet
  • Parenting and Family Reconnection Programs
  • Family Matters support groups for family members and friends affected by addiction

North Star hosts Resource Fairs that give the community access to free health and dental screenings, free bus passes, fresh produce, giveaways, and information from many social service agencies.

Who can access the services?

North Star NRRC is available to the public including:
Cuyahoga County residents who were formerly incarcerated in prison (and their family and friends) Cuyahoga County residents who are currently or were previously involved in the criminal justice system (and their family and friends) Those interested should call or visit during open hours.