Prison Outreach Ministry

A new opportunity to offer hope to incarcerated women

Our Prison Outreach Ministry partners with "Changed Choices".  This local non-profit provides emotional, spiritual, and physical assistance to highly motivated women both during their incarceration and as they transition back into society, enabling them to make positive changes in their lives and to achieve self-sufficiency. 

Consider joining this ministry and have a life-changing impact on women in prison.  Easy and meaningful ways to participate in this ministry - most of them done from home include:

  • Prayer Team Member
  • Card Writer
  • Pen Pal
  • Mentor

Interested in serving or have questions? 

 For an overview of this ministry, Contact Melanie Coyle.  For information on becoming a card writer or pen pal, contact Julia Zalewski.


EQUITABLE HOUSING SEMINAR: Advantages to Renting to Our Neighbors with Criminal Records
Tuesday, January 29, 1:00 - 2:30 pm, Ministry Center.

The Reentry Housing Alliance will host a free educational seminar for landlords and property owners. This is the second in a series on the housing challenges for people with criminal records.  
Light refreshments will be served at 12:45.

All interested people are welcome! Local property owners, landlords and realtors are encouraged to bring a friend and learn more about the myths and real advantages to renting to a significant population of potential renters.

Topics covered will include:
• Landlord Concerns & Risk Mitigation Options 
• Support Programs
• Partnership Resources
• Legal Q&A

Register at: https://goo.gl/forms/509OpzYu18kBdz0p2  
For more information contact Kenn Shrader at Reentry.Housing.Info@gmail.com  


Changed Choices Makes a Remarkable Impact:

Without support, 2/3 of incarcerated women are likely to return to jail, and their children are much more likely to commit crimes that lead to prison.  Changed Choices makes a life-changing impact:  less than 4% of their clients return to prison. 

Visit Changed Choices website here.

 

"Each one of us is more

than the worst thing

we have ever done." 


 Bryan Stevenson,
Author of Just Mercy,
Founder of  Equal Justice Initiative


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