Bridgeport Welcome Center
480 Bond Street
Bridgeport Reentry Resources
If you are returning to Bridgeport to start a new life after being in prison, you are not alone. Many have gone before you, and they have succeeded. Many others are here to help.
When your HFGFone smartphone is activated, you can use this page to access information on people, places and resources that can help you on your reentry journey. Click on the photos in the categories listed below for additional information. You can "bookmark" the links on your phone so you have the information handy when you need it.
Learn more about the Program on the Frequently Asked Questions page. See the FAQs HERE.
Mobile Banking App
First Step Alliance's partnership with Dora Financial makes it easier for returning citizens to open an affordable checking account through a mobile banking app powered by credit unions. Features: no-fee, no-minimum checking, debit card, 30,000 fee-free ATMS, and no credit check. To open an account, click on the photo and download the app on your Android or iPhone.
Sign up for Fresh Start Financial Education, an online learning program with many important personal finance topics. Credit counseling services also available. Access the information 24/7 through your smartphone, computer or tablet. Program made available through the Bridgeport Reentry Welcome Center and sponsored by First Step Alliance and Reentry Survivors LLC.