The Phoenix Program was created to assist women being released from prison with re-entry back into the community.  While there are many programs currently in operation for men, women have few options and resources to assist in their transitions.

How it Works

Prior to release, all incarcerated prisoners must be released to the community. As a transitional living organization, we accept women who have been released from prison as a part of a home plan.

Each inmate will submit an online application while still incarcerated. Upon review by the Placement Coordinator, a telephone interview is conducted for final approval.

Once the approval has been issued, an approval letter is then sent to the prison. Upon acceptance of the home plan, all intake forms and additional forms are sent to the Placement Coordinator at

Please Note:  This program DOES NOT provide food services unless you participate in an approved funding program.

Services Provided

  • Safe and sanitary housing
  • Job Placement Services
  • Vocational/Technical training referrals
  • Re-Entry Services provided through partners
  • Housing Assistance
  • Transportation
  • Familial Assistance
  • Hygiene Products
  • Treatment Services

How to Apply

In order to apply for The Phoenix Program you must be currently incarcerated with an expected release date within the nearest 6 months.  This program is for women only. You can download the application here or Click Here to Apply.

Next Steps

Once you have been approved you will need to submit the following forms:

Intake Form

Criminal Background Information

Certification & Acknowledgements

House Rules

House Guidelines


Partnerships & Collaborations


Much of our program utilizes collaborations and partnerships with other area organizations who assist in our ability to provide an extensive list of services.

These organizations include:

  • New Reflections Technical Institute
  • KC Redemption
  • Community Action Agency
  • Footprints
  • Connections to Success
  • Local Churches
  • Reconciliation Services
  • Rediscover
  • Truman Medical Center
  • Workforce Preparatory Technical Center
  • BTC-Building Brighter Futures
  • Swope Health Services
  • Harvesters