Financial Opportunity Center at The Safer Foundation

  • IL


571 W. Jackson Blvd.
United States

About Us

The Safer Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Chicago, Illinois, was founded in 1972. Its mission is to reduce recidivism by

supporting, though a full spectrum of services, the efforts of people with criminal records to become employed, law-abiding members of

the community. If people with criminal records are provided with direct service support focused on job preparedness and placement, and

are also linked to other critical supportive services their reentry challenges will be addressed and, as a result, their likelihood to recidivate

(return to prison) will be reduced. Safer's evidence-based programs are geared toward addressing barriers that impede employment and

providing services that support clients' abilities to successfully acclimate into society. Safer Foundation is one of the nation's largest notfor-

profit providers of employment placement and job readiness training exclusively targeting people with criminal