humility

[hyoo-mil-i-tee] noun
the quality or condition of being humble;
modest opinion of one’s own importance.

determination

[dih-tur-muhney-shuh n] noun
the act of coming to a decision
or of fixing or settling a purpose.

hope

[hohp] noun
a feeling of desire for something and
confidence in the possibility of its fulfillment.

faith

[feyth] noun
strong or unshakeable belief in something,
especially without proof or evidence.

Providing Support for Women Transitioning from Prison Into Tampa Bay Communities

First Touch Mission (FTM) provides housing and mentoring support to women transitioning out of prison. The program is designed to help participants break the cycle of returning to prison or returning to the patterns of their “old life.” FTM offers housing, financial aid, support and mentoring to the women accepted into the program.

Since opening the doors of Hope House, our residence home, in 2008, we have admitted 20 women to Hope House. Most of these women are employed and living as healthy, productive contributors to society. Of those who stayed the course and graduated the program, only one has returned to prison

While we have not yet reached our goal of a 100% success rate, we are proud to say that we have far exceeded the national average, where only 30% of offenders adopt a lifestyle that doesn’t involve returning to prison.

Mission News

Grief – How Much Can We Take?

A while back, I was doing some “grief work” with a woman in our transitional home at Calvary and it reminded me of just how toxic our unresolved feelings about losses can become.  Not only for the women coming out of prison, that we work with, but for women in...

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A Walk In The Park Walkathon

A Walk In The Park Walkathon

First Touch Mission hosted it’s first walkathon on Saturday, April 8th, at Philippe Park. The Walkathon raised funds to support the women of Hope House. Hope House provides housing and Christian-based mentoring to women transitioning from prison back to...

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AmazonSmile – Your Purchase Can Help First Touch Mission

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the...

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