If you’re ready for a change, contact us.

Re-Entry is a program of the Joy Care Center. We are a safe, confidential program to help you stay sober, clean, positive, and successful by providing:

  • Jobs
  • Housing
  • Clothing
  • Food
  • Transportation
  • Mentors
  • Accountability Partners
  • Classes and Meetings
  • Support Groups
  • Positive People and Places

Who We Are

Joy Care Center

Joy Care Center is a McLean County 501(C)(3) ministry founded in 1993 to assist those released from prison/jail into Bloomington-Normal by strengthening and improving spiritual and practical skills with the goal of seeing them become contributing members of their families, churches, and communities.

Jobs Partnership

Brought to Bloomington-Normal in 2010 by Joy Care Center. Provides Joy Care Center services that empower participants to improve personal and work place performance, change attitudes, and build a firm foundation for a positive, successful future.

How to Contact Us



Joy Care Center
PO Box 3751
Bloomington IL 61702



Drop In

Tuesday 6pm
1901 Tracy Drive Suite 6 (East Building)
Bloomington IL

What Our Program Offers


  • Landlords with numerous properties
  • Rooms/efficiencies
  • 1,2,3,4 bedroom apartments
  • Duplexes and houses
  • Month-to-month and long-term rentals


  • 75+ Employers that hire our students
  • New job leads and referrals weekly
  • Temp, day labor, and part time jobs
  • Job fairs quarterly
  • 90% of our students employed


  • Free clothing bank
  • New and slightly used clothing
  • Casual, work, and dress clothes
  • Shoes, accessories


  • Free food bank weekly
  • All types food and produce
  • Other area food banks


  • Partners to hold you accountable
  • Role models to help you transition
  • Family type relationships help empower you to make progress


  • Free clothing bank
  • New and slightly used clothing
  • Casual, work, and dress clothes
  • Shoes, accessories

Support Group & Services

Support Group

  • Tuesday 6-8pm
  • AA/NA meetings

Support Services

  • Network with other agencies and services as needed


  • Jobs Partnership – TBA
  • Celebrate Recovery – Every Tuesday 6-8pm
  • Other classes per your needs

What Are the Requirements?

  • 12 Week availability class attendance
  • Active participation in program
  • Daily contact with mentor
  • Compliance with parole, probation, court, and program directives
  • No dirty drops
  • If in D.O.C. Must be referred by staff
jobs partnership serves the areas of Bloomington and Normal Illinois