Get Involved

From attending events to volunteering and donating, there are plenty of ways to get involved in our mission.

upcoming events

Know Your Rights - Civic Engagement and Criminal Records Relief 3PM - 4PM

This session will teach you about a broad range of forms of criminal records relief such as sealing and expungement (including automatic expungement thanks to the state’s new adult use cannabis law), certificates of good conduct, healthcare worker waivers, and clemency. Voting protections and the US Census will also be covered.

September 22, 2022 |

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Know Your Rights Webinar - Employment, Occupational Licensing and Education 10:30AM - 11:30AM

This webinar will cover local, state and federal legal protections that exist for people with arrest and conviction records in their search for employment. It will also provide useful information that will help guide you through the occupational licensing application process in Illinois (more than 25% of all occupations now require an occupational license). And finally, this session will provide clarity about a person's ability to access federal financial aid and higher education.

September 24, 2022 | Zoom Link Below

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Know Your Rights Webinar Series September Calendar

We believe it is important for people engaged with and impacted by the justice system to know their rights. That is why Safer Foundation, in partnership with the Women’s Justice Institute (WJI), is conducting a series of webinars to help people who are incarcerated and people with arrest and conviction records know their rights, know their remedies and also help connect them to legal and reentry resources.

September 1, 2022 | Via Zoom

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Second Chance Hiring Industry Summit and Stakeholder Convening

Industry Summit 9:30 AM -1:30 PM | Stakeholder Convening 1:30 PM -3 PM Dupont Country Club - Crystal Ballroom |1001 Rockland Rd, Wilmington, DE 19803 All employers and pipeline partners are welcome to the morning schedule. There will be a working session for pipeline partners in the afternoon. Limited free vendor opportunity for pipeline partners at registration. Schedule & more details forthcoming. For More Information Contact: Ana Karen Flores, Senior Research Analyst, [email protected], 773-644-5520

November 9, 2022 | Dupont Country Club - Crystal Ballroom |1001 Rockland Rd, Wilmington, DE 19803

donate clothing

Professional clothing donations are key in helping our clients look the part in their search for gainful employment. We partner with Men’s Warehouse for donations during the brand’s National Suit Drive, but individuals are always encouraged to donate both men’s and women’s professional clothing as well.

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additional ways to give

 

In-Kind Contributions

 

We accept other non-monetary donations of work boots, electronics, laptops and computers, tools, household items, and toiletries. Donations can be made by mail or through drop-off at your nearest Safer location. For bulk donations, please notify location staff.
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Planned Giving

 

You can support Safer Foundation with gifts of bequests, appreciated securities, life insurances, qualified charitable distributions, real estate, personal property, and retirement plans. Please reach out to our team about planned giving on a case-by-case basis.
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Prefer to donate by mail?
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ICO: Safer Foundation
571 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60661