Re-entering society and entering a work setting can feel overwhelming, but when you are ready to make a change in your life for the better, this guide will be helpful. This Re-Entry Guide lays out what you will need to know and do to successfully re-enter society. From what documents you will need to maintaining healthy relationships and making career progress, this guide covers a wide range of topics. Throughout the guide, there are links to several organizations who can assist you along the way.
Refer to this one page handout to learn how to navigate this guide.
As a returning citizen, it’s important to keep in mind that obtaining or updating documents and forms of identification or fees may come up. Be sure to call these organizations or look on their website to see what fees you may have to pay and if there are any waivers you can complete that would allow you to not pay the fee. You will want to consider these fees along with other expenses.
The Illinois workNet Money Management Guide provides information and resource on how you can reach your financial goals from getting started and saving to tips for paying for education and even retirement. Be sure to also check out this list of Managing Finances Resources to learn more about budgeting and managing your finances.