It is often a difficult transition when someone who has been incarcerated returns to the community. Ex-offenders face obstacles such as finding a place to live, securing a job, building healthy relationships, and finding moral support. First Touch Mission (FTM) offers hope and the opportunity for a better future to women returning to life beyond the prison bars.
Since 2008, FTM has helped 20 women overcome obstacles by supporting every aspect of their lives as they make the transition from prison inmate to community member. With a Christ-centered and prayer-driven approach, our mentoring teams have provided a stable, loving presence in each woman’s life and the lives of her family members. Bridges that were burned have been rebuilt with children, mothers, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Some of these mothers, who lost custody of their children, have regained their parental rights. FTM has given these women every opportunity to succeed. Of those who have graduated from the program, only one has been recommitted to prison.
Thoughts from Program Graduates
LS: FTM gave me a sense of direction of who is in control of my life. I now know and believe it is the one and only Jesus Christ.
AS: FTM showed me a whole new way to live my life, through learning what God truly designed and had planned for me here on Earth. By doing this, it taught me forgiveness, strength to reach out for help, confidence in myself, having the trust to step out in faith and so much more. I am so grateful and coming into Mission was the best decision I ever made.
KT: FTM gave me hope when I had no hope. It gave me the foundation and the tools that I needed to build a new life in Christ.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.(NIV)