Prison ministers generally agree that most inmates really want to change. After they’re released, the two things they need most are the two things hardest to obtain: a decent place to live, and a job. Compassion can be the difference between a new life path and repeat incarceration.
Our staff members work with men and women in state and federal prisons across Minnesota and North Dakota, those about to be released, or people freed after serving time to rebuild their lives and strengthen their faith in God.
Support Inside Prisons
The following classes and small group studies are offered:
- Celebrate Recovery® – A Christ-centered recovery program
- Authentic Manhood™ – Bible study resources for men
- Correspondence Bible courses and small group Biblical studies for men or women
- “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®” book study
- Reentry classes for those about to be released
- Training to become a good mentee/pairing with a mentor
We also offer basic needs services and family support to the loved ones of incarcerated men and women.
Support for Community Reentry and Families
- Transportation assistance
- Bus cards
- Clothing vouchers
- Housing program referrals
- Specialized care referrals for addiction recovery at the Adult Rehabilitation Center
- Support groups such as VAST (Volunteer Aftercare Support Team) for those dealing with reentry and their loved ones, and referrals to outside support services
- Celebrate Recovery® support group referrals
- Referrals for basic needs services and family support
For questions or to receive help, please contact correctional services or call 651-746-3534.