Women with a heart to see lives restored met as a group of jail ministry volunteers in 2016. We all felt passionate about helping people after incarceration. As we were seeking to find resources for the ladies & men after incarceration, we realized there was a huge need for housing, training, clothing, and spiritual formation. With a recidivism rate of 86% in our surrounding rural county jails and a recidivism rate of nearly 50% in our state prisons, we decided to turn our vision into a mission. We started with an outreach discipleship class once a week, and we volunteered to take them to services and provide the means to pay for the services. After a few years of experience helping after incarceration, research and development, and training with multiple re-entry programs, we opened the doors to our first re-entry home in 2019!
"But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light."
1 Peter 2:9
Through this ministry, we are conduits to see God’s love transform lives. We advocate to promote restorative justice and disciple people affected by incarceration with Biblical principles, teaching them how to reenter society and live out these principles in their home, church, workplace, and community.
We envision Tennessee healed from the effects of incarceration and addiction, seeing all walk in their identity and truly living, through the faith, hope, and love found in Jesus Christ.
Tennessee Department of Corrections
In 2019, we became a "Parole-Approved Halfway House," so we are able to serve women who are supervised by TDOC probation and parole.
Platinum Status for transparency. We work very hard to update our information and maintain our status with GuideStar. Please feel free to see our account information on their website!
Yearly updates allow us to show our transparency and stay approved for Giving Matters Grants and for participation in the Big Payback.
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Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
In 2022, we were certified as an Addiction Recovery Program.
In 2019, the office of Faith-Based Initiatives Certified us as a Recovery Congregation