provide a nurturing environment to rebuild hurting people’s lives for our Lord,
Jesus Christ... by giving them the tools to lead a productive life."
PROBLEM… 4 Out of 5 crimes committed are by repeat offenders. Statistics also
say that 93% of people in prison released back into society will return to jail
or prison at a rate of 80%. These people who have been incarcerated have little
work ethic, nor moral standards to build their life on, therefore, they return
to a life of crime.
as the Christian Community need to step in and disciple these people, modeling
the life of responsible citizens in their community. Restoration House is a place
where people can come to learn discipline and the knowledge of Jesus Christ, so
they can be productive in their community. We need to teach them how to be good
parents, sons and daughters, and responsible husbands, wives, employees and neighbors.
SOLUTION… The number one goal for our residents is to establish a personal
relationship with Jesus Christ. This is done through Bible Study, Christian mentoring
and encouraging them to have a personal time of fellowship with God. Each resident
is required to attend either his church or a local church on a weekly basis. If
the resident is a member of a church, we try to work with the Pastor for their
discipleship and training.
assist residents with obtaining birth certificates, Social Security and ID cards
so they can be employed. We also assist them in finding a job. When they begin
receiving a paycheck, they are required to pay a fee to help support the house.
We have found that it takes 3 to 4 job placements before most of our residents
keep a job. They are also counseled on budgeting and handling their finances.
We are networking with other agencies such as Operation Reachout, DSS, Southern
Piedmont Community College, Vocational Rehab, Piedmont Behavioral Clinic and others
to help assist our residents.