The first thing to do when putting together your re‐entry plan is to take inventory of the services you will need.   A successful transition depends on making sure your basic needs get met. Since no one knows your needs better than you do, it is important to be very clear about what you need and what is available to you.

Start thinking about your personal needs now; use this checklist to organize your thoughts. Once you have a list, you can start planning how best to meet those needs.

□ Identification

□ North Carolina Photo I.D. / Driver License  

□ Social Security Card

□ Birth Certificate

□ Housing

□ Emergency Shelter

□ Transitional Housing

□ Low Income Housing

□ Sober Living House

□ Residential Treatment Programs


□ Benefits

□ Food Stamps

□ Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

□ Veteran’s Benefits


□ Health / Wellness

□ Medical Insurance 

□ Dental Services

□ Mental Health Services / Counseling

□ HIV/AIDS Services

□ Out‐Patient Substance Abuse Treatment  

□ Disability Services

□ Family Support  


□ Employment / Education  

□ Job Training Programs

□ Certification Programs

□ Continuing Education (GED / Community College)

□ Other:



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