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First Baptist Church - Amarillo Jail & Prison Ministry, AMARILLO

A family-oriented church located in amarillo, texas, with complete ministries to preschool, children, youth, families, senior adults, and internationals.
(806) 373-2891, http://www.fbc-amarillo.org
First Baptist Amarillo 1208 Tyler St. Amarillo, TX 79101

Welcome to Sharing Hope Ministry, AMARILLO

Our mission is to assist women who are incarcerated or who are in recovery in overcoming their destructive behavior by sharing God's love and hope through the teaching of His Word and through the equipping with life skills.
(806) 358-7803, http://www.sharinghopeministry.org

Sharing Hope Ministry, P.O. Box 7160, Amarillo, TX 79114

Simple Acts Ministry (SAM), LUBBOCK

Simple Acts takes the Gospel admonition to visit the imprisoned very seriously. The group runs a faith-based dormitory at the Montford Unit of the Lubbock County jail. The unit houses inmates who seek to learn spiritual truths and life skills in a supportive, Christian environment. Organizers hope to reduce recidivism for non-violent offenders by giving them the skills to lead functional, successful Christian lives.
(806) 407-4726, http://simpleactsministry.org
Simple Acts Ministry, Inc., P.O. Box 53186, Lubbock, TX 79453


Texas Criminal Justice Coalition (TCJC), AUSTIN

TCJC works with peers, policy-makers, practitioners, and community members to identify and promote smart justice policies that safely reduce Texas’ costly over-reliance on incarceration – creating stronger families, less taxpayer waste, and safer communities.
(512) 441-8123 http://texascjc.org
TCJC 1714 Fortview Rd., Ste. 104 Austin, TX 78704

National Hire Network, AUSTIN

Established by the Legal Action Center in 2001, the National Helping Individuals with criminal records Re-enter through Employment (H.I.R.E.) Network is both a national clearinghouse for information and an advocate for policy change. It is one of several special projects at the Legal Action Center. The goal of the National H.I.R.E. Network is to increase the number and quality of job opportunities available to people with criminal records by changing public policies, employment practices and public opinion.
(512) 463-0735, http://www.hirenetwork.org/content/texas
Texas Workforce Commission, 101 E. 15th St., Room 618, Austin, TX 78777

OneStar Foundation, AUSTIN

OneStar Foundation connects partners and resources to build a stronger nonprofit sector in Texas.
(512) 287-2000 http://www.onestarfoundation.org
OneStar Foundation, 9011 Mountain Ridge Dr., Ste. 100 Austin, TX 78759

Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD), AUSTIN

The Texas Juvenile Justice Department has a vision of providing safety for citizens of the State of Texas through partnership with communities and the delivery of a continuum of services and programs to help youth enrich and value their lives and the community by focusing on accountability of their actions and planning for a successful future.
(512) 490-7130 http://www.tjjd.texas.gov/ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
TJJD, P. O. Box 12757, Austin, TX 78711

Austin/Travis County Reentry Roundtable (A/TCRRT), AUSTIN

The mission of the Austin/Travis County Reentry Roundtable is to be a robust collaborative to promote public safety through effective reentry and reintegration of formerly incarcerated persons and individuals with criminal histories.
(512) 926-5301, http://www.reentryroundtable.net
A/TCRRT, 3000 Oak Springs Dr., Austin, TX 78702

Texas Inmate Families Association (TIFA), AUSTIN

Our mission is to break the cycle of crime by strengthening families through support, education, and advocacy. TIFA also provides parole workshops as well as online resources for our members.
(512) 371-0900, http://tifa.orgThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
TIFA, P.O. Box 300220, Austin, TX 78703

Texas Jail Project - Advocacy for Inmates in Texas County Jails, AUSTIN

The Texas Jail Project is dedicated to improving the conditions for approximately 70,000 people—mothers, fathers, brothers, sons, sisters and daughters—incarcerated in Texas jails on any given day.
(512) 597-8746, http://texasjailproject.org
Texas Jail Project, 1712 E. Riverside Dr., Box 190 ,Austin, Texas 78741

Texas Civil Rights Project (TCRP), AUSTIN

TCRP promotes racial, social, and economic justice through community education and litigation. We strive to foster equality, secure justice, ensure diversity, and strengthen communities.
(512) 474-5073, http://www.texascivilrightsproject.org
TCRP, 1405 Montopolis Dr., Austin, TX 78741

Front Steps: Restoring Hope to Austin's Homeless, AUSTIN

Based on the belief that all people deserve the dignity of a safe place to call home, Front Steps’ mission is to provide a pathway home through shelter, affordable housing, and community education.
(512) 305-4153, http://www.frontsteps.org
Front Steps, P.O. Box 2509, Austin, TX 78768

Hungry For God Home, DEL VALLE

Redirecting the lives of fatherless young men 17-24 years of age. Housing over 350 homeless young men since 2003 Hungry For ...God Home has assisted many young people in continuing their education and getting jobs for self sustainability.
(512) 731-3829, http://www.hungryforgodchurch.org
Hungry For God Home, 3504 Victorine Ln., Del Valle, TX 78617


Project RIO is operated through Workforce Solutions East Texas centers and is administered by the Texas Workforce Commission in collaboration with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), the Windham School District and The Texas Youth Commission (TYC). Project RIO provides a link between education, training and employment during incarceration with employment, training and education after release. The program is designed to reduce recidivism through employment.
(254) 200-2023, http://www.workforcelink.com
Workforce Solutions of Central Texas Center, 300 Cheyenne Dr., Killeen, TX 76542

Discipleship Unlimited Alpha Program, GATESVILLE
The Alpha course is normally run over a period of 10 weeks. At each session there is a chance for fellowship, followed by the talk. After the talk, participants divide into prearranged groups—each group has two leaders and two helpers who may have completed a previous course or could be prison staff or volunteers.
(254) 771-3532, http://www.discipleshipunlimited.org/This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Discipleship Unlimited, P.O. Box 145, Gatesville, TX, 76528

South West Texas Prison Ministries, IRAAN

Welcome to South West Texas Prison Ministries, located in Iraan, Texas.
(432) 639-2055, http://www.swtpm.org
Southwest Texas Prison Ministry and Family Outreach, P.O. Box 683, Iraan, TX 79744

Discipleship Unlimited Alpha Program, GATESVILLE
The Alpha course is normally run over a period of 10 weeks. At each session there is a chance for fellowship, followed by the talk. After the talk, participants divide into prearranged groups—each group has two leaders and two helpers who may have completed a previous course or could be prison staff or volunteers.
(254) 771-3532, http://www.discipleshipunlimited.org
Discipleship Unlimited, P.O. Box 145, Gatesville, TX, 76528

House Where Jesus Shines, WACO

We are a faith based after-care residential transitional facility for men being released from prison. Our goal is to reintegrate men successfully and productively into society.
(254) 829-2100, http://www.housewherejesusshines.org
House Where Jesus Shines, 18320 Gholson Rd., Waco, TX 76705


Cornbread Hustle, DALLAS

A staffing agency providing opportunity, education, and community to guide you in re-inventing yourself for long-term sustainability, happiness and success.


Miles of Freedom, DALLAS

To equip, empower, and employ individuals returning home from prison and provide support and assistance for families and communities impacted by incarceration.

2922 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Building A, Suite 1188

214-290-2337, www.milesoffreedom.org

Exodus Ministries, DALLAS

Help for formerly incarcerated mothers reuniting with their children.

4630 Munger Avenue, Suite 110
214-827-3772, www.exodusministries.org

Dress for Success, DALLAS

The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

5580 Peterson, Suite 155

Unlocking DOORS Texas Reentry Network, DALLAS

This statewide reentry network is a one-stop resource for recently released offenders that will help with jobs, housing, mental health counseling, and transportation.


Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, DALLAS

The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program recruits, trains, and supports volunteer attorneys to provide free, civil legal help to low-income people in Dallas County, Texas. DVAP volunteers provide advice and full representation in a variety of cases, including family, housing, landlord-tenant, real property, consumer, wills, expunctions and non-disclosures, probate, and more.

214-243-2234, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

1515 Main Street, Dallas, Texas 75201

Christian Women's Job Corps Of Greater Arlington, ARLINGTON

Christian Women’s Job Corps (CWJC) was founded by the National Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) in Birmingham, AL. in 1995 as a means of identifying, training and mentoring women trapped in poverty, abuse, and alienation. More than 160 CWJC sites across America (including 4 international sites) provide job skills, social skills, and help build self-worth in women needing a second chance.

(817) 275-5600, www.cwjcarlington.org
1417 W. Arkansas Lane, Suite 100, Arlington, TX 76013

Runnin' Free Ranch, ENNIS

The vision of RFR is to provide a non-judgmental, non-pressured environment where veterans, children and their families can experience freedom, hope and positive life-changing relationships through the facilitation of equine assisted activities and counseling.

(214) 399-4270, www.runninfreeranch.org
1403 Old Bardwell Rd., Ennis, TX 75119

Cornerstone Single Women's Housing Program, FORT WORTH

Promise House. A place for women to live and learn to thrive after incarceration, Promise House is a loving home environment and community that builds on the belief that all women can be empowered to live strong and independent lives. Personal mentoring that residents receive often follows them after they move on from the house. Women are encouraged and assisted on how to live a life that is sustainable by working toward personal goals in finance, housing, relationships, and spirituality. Promise House is located in a quiet, safe, and friendly neighborhood minutes from downtown Fort Worth.

(817) 632-6000, www.canetwork.org
3500 Noble Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76111

Tarrant County Reentry Coalition, FORT WORTH

Your first stop after jail or prison if you are a resident of Tarrant County. The First-Stop Center holds a free, weekly Re-entry Orientation Class every Monday morning at 10:00 a.m. Please be there by 9:45 to get signed in and settled in. We start promptly at 10:00. Anyone arriving after 10:10 will have to wait until the next week.
WALK-IN HOURS (no appointment needed!): Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

(682) 703-1600, www.tcreentry.org

2300 Circle Drive, Suite 2301, Ft. Worth, TX 76119

Texas ReEntry Services, FT. WORTH

Mission Statement. Creating safer and stronger communities by providing ex-offenders opportunities and means to become productive, contributing members of society.
(817) 834-2833, http://txrs.org/, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Texas Reentry Services, Inc., 1408 St. Louis Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76104

City Square - Work Paths, DALLAS
WorkPaths is CitySquare’s workforce development program that aims to change the trajectory of our communities by equipping workers with skills and knowledge to attain careers, retain employment and provide employers with ready to work talent. It offers unemployed/underemployed adults intensive pre-employment training programs designed to increase functional skill levels—enhancing employability and/or enabling participants to continue with additional training or education toward a living-wage job. After graduation, staff members work with program graduates to address any barriers to employment as well as work in an advocacy role to help them with the job search and placement, then stay in contact with the students and employers to monitor their progress a success.
Hours: Monday-Friday | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., (p) 214.823.4409
1610 S Malcolm X Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 75226

Texas Offenders Reentry Initiative (TORI), DALLAS 

The Texas Offenders Re-entry Initiative, or T.O.R.I., is committed to helping and improving the lives of people who've made mistakes in their pasts which make their acceptance back into society a very difficult task. With T.O.R.I. you will find people who are ready to assist ex-offenders in making better decisions in order to avoid repeating an often dangerous and destructive life-cycle.
(214) 941-1325, http://www.medc-tori.org
T.O.R.I., P.O. Box 4386, Dallas, TX 75208

Texas Citizens United For Rehabilitation of Errants, DALLAS

TX-CURE monitors and interacts with elected officials and political candidates to raise their awareness of the value of preventive rehabilitation, restorative policies, and programs that prevent crime. We advocate for laws that demand safe and healthy prison units and qualified wardens and officers. We encourage prisoners and their families to participate in efforts to educate the public and politicians regarding prison conditions. We inform prisoners, prisoner families, victim families, and other interested persons about the resources available to those undergoing the effects of crime and violence. As membership grows, our voices become stronger.
(214) 348-0293 or (214) 460-5713, www.texascure.org
Texas-CURE, PO Box 38381, Dallas, TX 75238-0381

One Man’s Treasure Clothes Closet, ROCKWALL

The mission of One Man's Treasure is to empower men recently released from prison to the Dallas area by providing them with clothing and opportunities for networking. The organization serves men returning to Dallas, Rockwall, Collin, Henderson, Kaufman, and parts of Denton and Tarrant Counties (not Fort Worth). Application can be taken over the phone by calling the number below upon release. A set of clothing will be gathered and delivered to the client at his place of residence as long as the client has not received clothing from OMT previously.
(888) 433-9826, www.onemanstr.org
One Man’s Treasure, 519 I-30 East #211, Rockwall, TX 75087 (mailing address only)

Dallas Doors, DALLAS

The purpose and mission of DOORS is to reduce recidivism in our communities by serving as an advocate for individuals who are reentering society after being incarcerated.
(214) 296-9258, www.dallasdoors.org
Dallas Doors, 17101 N. Preston Rd., Suite 260, Dallas, TX 75248

Association of Persons Affected by Addiction, DALLAS

APAA is a non-profit organization with the purpose of providing recovery support services for individuals in or seeking recovery from alcohol or drug addiction. We are a peer-driven and peer-led recovery community support program that offers peer-to-peer recovery management and promotes volunteerism within the recovery community.  The Association of Persons Affected by Addiction (APAA) is a leading Recovery Community Support Organization that encourages and support personal recovery by offering non-clinical peer to peer assistance that help support recovery, reduce relapse, and promote high-level wellness in individuals, families and the community. 

There is a solution…PEER TO PEER  RECOVERY COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES…Visit the new APAA Recovery Community Support Center, located at 3116 Martin Luther King Blvd,  Dallas, Texas 75215 or Call  214 634-APAA(2722) for information, and for hope.


Kairos of Texas, DENTON

Kairos of Texas operates as a State Chapter and serves in prisons and jails through a contractual agreement with the Warden and Chaplain of each unit. At present, we are in 40 units (prisons & jails) across the State of Texas (we are opening more units from time to time).
(940) 735-4532, http://www.kairostexas.org
Kairos of Texas 2255 N Bonnie Brae St. Denton, TX 76209

T. D. Jakes Ministries, Inc., DALLAS

Welcome to The Potter's House. Our prayer for you is that the God of all grace anoints you with fresh oil and His precious Spirit illuminates the Word as you read. May He empower you to effectively communicate to others the vibrant hope that He has given you to persevere the struggles that you have overcome and continue to overcome.
(214) 331-0954 http://www.tdjakes.org
T. D. Jakes Ministries, Inc., P.O. Box 5390, Dallas, TX 75208

Volunteers of America Texas, EULESS

Helping the Most Vulnerable Texans. The broken. The forgotten. The hopeless. At Volunteers of America Texas, providing compassionate service to those who need the most help is both a cause and a calling. The cycles of addiction and incarceration damage the lives of individuals and their families. A lack of resources and empowering support isolates adults with disabilities. Housing insecurity threatens to put families and our seniors on the streets or without basic needs. Poverty underlies all these issues. Making a difference for these individuals and the community are the focus of our ministry of service in 30 Texas communities. Join us in reaching out with mercy and compassion to help those living in the shadows find hope, restoration and empowerment. Together, we can change lives.
(817) 529-7300, http://www.voatx.org
Volunteers of America Texas, Inc., 300 E. Midway Dr., Euless, TX 76039

Project 4 Victory - Urban League of Greater Dallas

Project 4 Victory, sponsored by the Department of Labor’s Prisoner Re-entry Initiative, assists non-violent, ex-offenders returning to their local communities with job readiness training, life skills, coaching and mentoring, mental health and substance abuse services, GED preparation, computer training, on-the-job training and placement assistance.
(214) 372-1063, http://www.ulgdnctx.com
Project 4 Victory, 3911 South Lancaster Rd., Dallas, TX 75216

Calvary Commission, LINDALE

We are a Christ-centered group of churches and missions bases with emphasis in the areas of prison ministry, discipleship, missions training, and ministry.
(903) 882-5501, http://www.calvarycommission.org
Calvary Commission, P.O. Box 100, Lindale, TX 75771

Bill Glass Champions, DUNCANVILLE

For Life Behind the Walls takes the Gospel to the Incarcerated.
(972) 298-1101, http://www.billglass.org
Bill Glass Behind the Walls, 1101 S. Cedar Ridge Dr., Duncanville, TX 75137

Chapel of Hope, DALLAS

Chapel of Hope builds spacious, fully-equipped chapels in Texas prisons, providing a place where morality is modeled and thousands of lives are transformed.
(972) 980-1009, http://www.chapelofhope.org
Chapel of Hope, 14902 Preston Rd, Ste. 404-127, Dallas, TX 75254

EvanTell, Inc., DALLAS

Evantell provides in-prison evangelism instruction, You Can Tell It!, for the inside church via live instruction or through instructional videos.
(214) 265-9800, http://www.evantell.org
EvanTell, Inc, P.O. Box 703929, Dallas, TX 75370

First Baptist Dallas

Transforming our world with God's Word...one life at a time.
(214) 969-0111, http://www.firstdallas.org
First Baptist Dallas, 1707 San Jacinto St., Dallas, TX 75201

Hope Prison Ministries, Inc., FT. WORTH

In More Than Redemption: A Theology for Christian Counseling, Dr. Jay E. Adams commented that, to us, the word hope too often means "hope so" (as in the answer a fisherman would give to the question, "Do you think you'll catch any?") but Biblical hope is different. It is sure and certain because its certainty is based on the character of God and not on chance or our ability to make it come to pass. It is in this sense that HOPE PRISON MINISTRIES offers the hope of the gospel to the inmates to whom God has called us to minister. It is a hope not based on their ability to never sin again but on God's promise that where sin has abounded, grace will abound much more (Romans 5:20).
(817) 323-7686, http://www.hopeprisonministries.org
Hope Prison Ministries, Inc., 3515 Sycamore School Rd., Ste. 125, PMB, 172 Fort Worth, TX 76133

Restorative Justice Ministry, DALLAS

The Restorative Justice Ministry provides evangelistic outreach and discipleship in local, county, state and federal prisons and jails. An active part of the ministry involves providing Bibles and discipleship materials to inmates. Another aspect of the Restorative Justice Ministry is hosting appreciation events and ministering to police officers and their families.
(214) 212-7235, http://texasbaptistmen.org
Texas Baptist Men –Dixon Mission Equipping Centerr, 5351 Catron Dr., Dallas, TX 75227

Texas HOPE Literacy, Inc., HURST

Texas HOPE Literacy is a coalition of board members, staff, volunteers, supporters, clients and representatives of criminal justice entities, and we are resolved to end the revolving door crisis in American prisons and jails. We are effecting personal change from pervasive hopelessness to hope during inmates’ incarceration.
(972) 514-1520, http://www.texashopeliteracy.com
Texas HOPE Literacy, Inc., P.O. Box 905, Hurst, TX 76053

MentorCare Ministries, BEDFORD

Our Mission: To serve the needs of ex-offenders and aftercare centers, working to integrate men and women back into society.
(817) 688-4044,
MentorCare Ministries, John Leonardson, 1808 Chattanooga Dr., Bedford, TX 76022

Mercy Heart, FT. WORTH

Mercy Heart is a growing network of churches dedicated to empowering families and children of inmates to OVERCOME the pain and trauma of incarceration, GROW in spiritual and family relations and PREPARE for the eventual return home of a loved one from prison.
(817) 514-0290, http://www.mercyheart.org
Mercy Heart, P.O. Box 163783, Fort Worth, TX 76161

Worldwide Voice In the Wilderness (WVIW), DALLAS

Spreads the gospel through event programs in units, one on one teaching, marriage seminars in units, substance recovery, aftercare housing and training, correspondence course.
(972) 234-6009, http://www.wviw.com
Worldwide Voice In the Wilderness, P.O. Box 740273 Dallas, TX 75374

Cornerstone Prison Ministry, WYLIE

Cornerstone Prison Ministries, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) organization located in Wylie, TX and is focused in Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code and Rehabilitating convicts or ex-convicts.
(972) 475-5789, http://www.cornerstoneministry.us
Cornerstone Ministries, Inc., P. O. Box 1672, Wylie, TX

Dallas Leadership Foundation - Church Prison Collaborative (DLF - CPC), DALLAS

Church Prison Collaborative (CPC) is a collaboration of churches, non-profits and agencies that advocate on behalf of previously incarcerated men and women returning to society. Individuals leaving prison are mentored in Christian principles and provided compassionate assistance with weekly fellowship, obtaining housing, clothing purchases, documentation, employment and transportation.
(214) 777-5520, http://www.dlftx.org
Dallas Leadership Foundation, P.O. Box 227455, Dallas, TX 75222

Disciples 4 Christ Outreach, CADDO MILLS

Disciples 4 Christ wants to break the generational curse of incarceration, put a purpose and a meaning back into the lives and hearts of these individuals as they go back into society. Without a plan and a goal, the statistics show that 1 out of 3 will be re-incarcerated within a year of their release
(214) 230-3426, http://disciples4christoutreach.org
Disciples 4 Christ, P.O. Box 1052, Caddo Mills, TX 75135

Cindy Bishop Ministries: The Refuge: Brother 2 Brother Program, AZLE

The Brother 2 Brother Program is a three-phase program to help men that as a result of many factors in their lives have found themselves homeless. Most of our society, if they think about the problem of homelessness, would say the answer is to get a job. What we have found at the Brother 2 Brother program is that every man that walks through the doors of the Refuge as a resident has had jobs. Jobs are not the whole answer.
(940) 577-1954, http://cindybishopministries.org
Cindy Bishop Ministries, The Refuge, 14435 FM 730 North, Azle, TX 76020

Trinity Restoration Ministries (TRM), ROWLETT

Our current ministry includes prison and aftercare bible study, Overcomers classes, Goals ministry, Mentor Team, and the Welcome Back ministry.
(214) 565-4260, http://www.trinityrestoration.org
TRM, P.O. Box 363, Rowlett, TX 75030


Magnificat Houses, Inc., HOUSTON

Housing and services for post-release individuals. 

Contact Stster Magdalena at 713-520-0461 to apply,

Or in person at 3300 Caroline St., Monday-Friday 8:30am-3:00pm

Crosswalk Center, HOUSTON

Centralized re-entry hub of social services and faith-based ministries for returning citizens and their families.

(713) 237-0880, https://crosswalkcenter.org/

2103 N. Main Street, Houston, TX 77079

Association of X-Offenders Inc. (TAX), HOUSTON

Paroling to the Houston area? We are an ex-offender and parolee lifeline in Houston. We have support meetings, referral services, counseling and good connections. We meet at the First Baptist Church Heights, 201 E. 9th St., Houston, on Thursdays at 6:30pm.

Contact: Dennis Kelly, President, at (832) 882-5895

SER – Jobs for Progress, HOUSTON

To enhance the quality of life in the Hispanic Community and other Communities in need by providing education, training, and employment services that empower individuals, businesses, and communities
(713) 773-6000, www.serhouston.com
SER – Jobs for Progress, 201 Broadway St., Houston, TX 77012

WorkFaith Connection, HOUSTON

The WorkFaith Connection program goes much deeper than simply teaching someone how to fill out an application and where to look for work. We teach our clients how to be great employees, how to serve their employer and how to thrive in the workplace, while growing in their faith throughout the journey. The effectiveness of the WorkFaith program is reinforced by building and maintaining long-term relationships with our students.
(713) 984-9611, (281) 833-3435, www.workfaithconnection.org
The WorkFaith Connection, 10120 Northwest Freeway, Suite 200, Houston, TX 77092

The WorkFaith Connection, 5100 Travis Street, Houston, TX 77002

America In Recovery, HOUSTON

For ex-convicts - we host a free hiring website that encourages businesses to hire those who deserve a second chance, because otherwise they will return to a life of crime and incarceration.
www.americainrecovery.org,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

America In Recovery, 6901 Alabonson, Houston, TX 77088

Star of Hope. HOUSTON

Star of Hope is a Christ-centered community dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless men, women and their children. Positive life changes are encouraged through structured programs which focus on spiritual growth, education, employment, life management and recovery from substance abuse.
(713) 748-0700, www.sohmission.org

Star of Hope Mission Administration Building, 6897 Ardmore, Houston, TX 77054

Texas Prison Ministry, HOUSTON

As Founder & Navigator of Texas Prison Ministry, Rick Vasquez is on a life long mission to to provide a platform for Volunteers and Ministries to experience effective prison ministry both inside and out.
(713) 270-9434, http://www.texasprisonministry.com
Texas Prison Ministry 7520 Hillcroft St. Houston, TX 77081

SEARCH Homeless Services, HOUSTON

SEARCH Homeless Services works to engage, stabilize, educate, employ and house individuals and families who are homeless. Our essential services are highly effective in transforming lives because we meet individuals where they are and provide what they need to get off the streets and back on their feet.
(713) 739-7752, http://www.searchhomeless.org
SEARCH Homeless Services, 2505 Fannin St., Houston, TX 77002

Houston Food Bank Serving for Success, HOUSTON

Serving for Success is a collaboration that trains offenders for living wage jobs while they volunteer at the Houston Food Bank. With help from Serving for Success participants, the Food Bank can keep costs down as we grow and feed more hungry people. At the same time former offenders become productive citizens.
(713) 223-3700, http://www.houstonfoodbank.org
Serving for Success, Portwall Headquarters, 535 Portwall Street, Houston, TX 77029

The Council on Alcohol and Drugs HOUSTON

Alcoholism, addiction, drug dependency and other compulsive behaviors are complex diseases. Fortunately, The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston, a United Way of Greater Houston agency, can help anyone at any time with issues related to alcohol, drugs or other compulsions. We do this through prevention, intervention, outpatient treatment and aftercare, education and outreach. At The Council, we believe in finding solutions to effectively treat this type of disease, and we are committed to turning no one away for an inability to pay. We reach people at home, at school, at work and in the community and meet individuals, families and businesses wherever they are in the cycle of addiction, from non-use, to addiction, to recovery.
(877) 777-8829, http://www.council-houston.org
The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston, 303 Jackson Hill Street, Houston, TX 77007

Neighborhood Centers, BELLAIRE

We serve people in over 70 service centers across the Houston region. We do it for our neighbors, for our city and FOR GOOD.
(713) 667-9400, http://www.neighborhood-centers.org
Neighborhood Centers, 4500 Bissonnet St., Suite 200, Bellaire, TX 77401

Children’s Defense Fund, BELLAIRE

The Children’s Defense Fund Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.
(512) 236-1699, (713) 664-4080, http://www.childrensdefense.org
Children’s Defense Fund, 316 W. 12th Street, Suite 105, Austin, TX 78701
Children’s Defense Fund, 5410 Bekkaire Blvd., Suite 203, Bellaire, TX 77401

ESCAPE Family Resource Center, HOUSTON

Our Beliefs: Stress is the greatest factor placing children at risk for being victims of abuse or neglect, All families experience stress at some point in their lives, and Most people parent their children using the methods their parents used with them.
(713) 942-9500, http://learntoparent.org
ESCAPE Family Resource Center, 1721 Pech Road, Suite 300, Houston, TX 77055

Compassion Christian Counseling, LUMBERTON

Many people find themselves feeling overwhelmed at some point in their lives. We are here to offer you hope. You can receive healing. Your life can change.
(409) 832-5772, http://www.hisclinic.org
Compassion Christian Counseling, 1029 S. Main St., Lumberton, TX 77657

C.O.O.L Ministries, Inc., HOUSTON

COOL is a multifaceted Non-Profit Organization serving the incarcerated, the newly released and in reentry, and their families and community with the Truth of God's Word to Heal, Restore, and Rebuild lives that were broken from the throws of addiction and codependency issues.
(713) 592-0134, http://www.coolministries.net
C.O.O.L Ministries, Inc., 5005 W 34th St., Ste. 103C, Houston, TX 77092

Career and Recovery Resources Inc., HOUSTON

We provide a wide array of services to a diverse population challenged by barriers such as older age, illiteracy, disabilities, homelessness, lack of skills, substance abuse, and at-risk behavior.
(713) 754-7000, http://www.careerandrecovery.org

2525 San Jacinto @ McGowen, Houston, TX 77002

Diocese of Beaumont Office Of Criminal Justice Ministry, BEAUMONT

The office provides pastoral and sacramental ministry to incarcerated Catholic populations of jails and prisons in the Diocese of Beaumont. It assists victims and ex-offenders and their families, and promotes criminal justice issues that are consistent with Catholic teaching.
(409) 924-4300, http://www.dioceseofbmt.org
Diocese of Beaumont, P.O. Box 3948, Beaumont, TX 77704-3948

The Heart of Texas Foundation, Inc., FULSHEAR

Mission: To help bring about spiritual transformation, through the Gospel and truth of Jesus Christ and his offer of forgiveness, to incarcerated people in Texas and throughout America's prison system.
(281) 346-8919, http://www.heartoftexasfoundation.org
The Heart of Texas Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 991, Fulshear, TX 77441

The Ministry Church, CROCKETT

The Ministry Church, a 501(c) 3, faith-based, Biblical, Christ-centered non-profit organization, headquartered in Crockett, Texas.
(936) 544-5400, http://theministrychurch.org
The Ministry Church, P.O. Box 1168, Crockett, TX 75835

Elkins Lake Baptist Church, HUNTSVILLE

We are an intergenerational body of Christ striving to be God's people in this time and place.
(936) 295-7694, http://www.elbc.org
Elkins Lake Baptist Church, 206 SH 19, Huntsville, TX 77340

The Hospitality House | Huntsville, Texas, HUNTSVILLE

The Hospitality House is a facility serving the physical and spiritual needs of prison families by providing temporary lodging and food. The strengthening of relationships provides hope and the ability to cope for each family.
(936) 291-6196, http://www.thehospitalityhouse.org
The Hospitality House, 912 10th St., Huntsville, TX 77320

Spirit Key Ministry, HOUSTON

A faith based reentry program for ex-offenders; housing provided for men for transition from prison to private citizen.
(281) 813-0093, http://www.spiritkey.org/This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Spirit Key, Inc., 13617 Kaltenbrun Rd., Houston, TX 77086

Winner's Circle Juvenile Mentoring Program, HUNTSVILLE

Winner's Circle seeks to reach at-risk juveniles with relationships that guide them out of the juvenile justice system to social success.
(936) 436-9467, http://www.winnerscirclejmp.org
The Winner's Circle Juvenile Mentoring Program of Walker County, Texas, 1213 Ave. O , Huntsville, TX 77340

Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans (AAMA), HOUSTON

AAMA’s mission is to inspire and empower at-risk Latinos to pursue their potential and achieve success. Our efforts are focused in the areas of education, workforce readiness and leadership development.
(713) 967-6700, http://www.aama.org
AAMA Learning Center, 6001 Gulf Freeway, Bldg. E, Houston, TX 77023

Calvary Christian Fellowship-Boot Camp Ministry, KINGWOOD

Once a month Calvary extends its ministry to a local correctional facility. The Boot Camp facility in Atascocita has two services conducted by members of the ministry teams of Calvary each third Sunday of the month.
(281) 354-2464, http://www.ccfh.net
Calvary Christian Fellowship, 1365 Northpark Dr., Kingwood, TX 77339

Creative Outreach Ministries, MONTGOMERY

Creating Hope, Providing Support, Changing Lives! Needs abound in our community and the branches of Creative Outreach Ministries (Angelic Resale, Hope Events, Insight to Life, and New Life Women’s Center) were formed to help serve each in its own unique way. Today, Creative Outreach is a thriving non-profit, supported by servant-hearted
community members, searching together for new ways to spread the hope and love that its founder, Dottie Compton, discovered on a park bench.
(936) 441-5433, http://www.creativeoutreach.com
Creative Outreach Ministries, P.O. Box 1325, Montgomery, TX 77356

Faithful Fathering, SUGAR LAND

Faithful Fathering encourages and equips dads to be faithful fathers. A faithful father prioritizes his physical presence, is engaged emotionally and leads spiritually by example.
(281) 491-3237, http://www.faithfulfathering.org
Faithful Fathering, P.O. Box 1702, Sugar Land, TX 77487

Fifth Ward Enrichment Program, Inc., HOUSTON

The Fifth Ward Enrichment Program Incorporated (FWEP) is a youth leadership and development program for at-risk males, ages 12 - 19, located in one of Houston 's most economically depressed neighborhoods.
(713) 229-8353, http://www.fwepinc.org
Fifth Ward Enrichment Program, Inc., 4014 Market St., Ste. W145, Houston, TX 77020

His Father's Heart Ministries, HOUSTON

His Father's Heart Ministries provides a comfortable and inspiring atmosphere where healing and purifying break the cycle of destructive behavior. We are a 501c3 ministry dedicated to supporting ex-offenders, their families and anyone hurting. Our mission is:
through the healing and purifying of Jesus Christ, we utilize transformational discipleship to break the cycles of destructive behavior in the ex-offender population, to protect and restore their families and heal the brokenhearted in our community.
(713) 996-0980, http://www.hisfathersheart.org
His Father's Heart Ministries, 5715 NW Central Dr., Ste. F109, Houston, TX 77092

Houston Center for Independent Living, HOUSTON

A community-based, non-profit, independent living advocacy organization.
(713) 974-4621, http://www.hcil.cc
Houston Center for Independent Living, 6201 Bonhomme Rd., Ste. 150, S., Houston, TX 77036

Humble Area Assistance Ministries, HUMBLE

Humble Area Assistance Ministries (HAAM) is a faith-based organization that helps community residents in crisis by providing essential resources to move towards self-sufficiency.
(281) 446-3663, http://www.haamministries.org
Humble Area Assistance Ministries, P.O. Box 14051, Humble, TX 77347

Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston

Serves as the connection between communities of faith and the community at large to make Houston a place of hope and dignity for all.
(713) 533-4901, https://www.imgh.org
Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, 3303 Main St., Houston, TX 77002

Less than the Least Ministries (LTTL), FRIENDSWOOD

A 501c3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization with a heart for ministry to the incarcerated. LTTL ministries are focused on prison units around Houston, Beaumont, and Huntsville. Our ministry office is located in Friendswood, Texas and our approximately 90 volunteers represent 23 different churches in the Houston area. LTTL is able to carry out its mission mandate (Mat 25:35-40) because of faithful volunteers and financial supporters.
(281) 482-1558, http://www.lessthantheleast.org
LTTL Ministries, 1414 S. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546

The Church Without Walls - Restorative Justice Ministry (Jail & Prison), HOUSTON

This is a group of believers who are committed to evangelizing men and women of the community and correctional institutions in order to lead them into a relationship with Christ while teaching them to adapt to new roles and responsibility to God, to family and to the community.
(281) 649-6800, Ext. 6901, http://www.churchwithoutwalls.org
The Church Without Walls, 5725 Queenston Blvd, Houston, TX 77084


Texas Voices For Reason and Justice (TVRJ), SAN ANTONIO

Texas Voices For Reason and Justice is a statewide, non-profit, volunteer organization devoted to promoting a more balanced, effective, and rational criminal justice system. TVRJ advocates for common sense, research based laws and policies through education, legislation, litigation, and support for persons required to register for sex related offenses as well as for members of their families.
(877) 215-6688, http://texasvoices.org, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Texas Voices For Reason & Justice, P.O. Box 23539, San Antonio, TX 78223

The Bexar County Re-Entry Roundtable, SAN ANTONIO

Welcome to the Bexar County Reentry Website! We are pleased that you chose to visit this site and hope that it will be helpful to you. Here at Bexar County we believe that everyone deserves an opportunity to change or overcome the things that brought them into the criminal justice system. They deserve a second chance to experience a much more functional life as employed citizens realizing their maximum potential in life. The Bexar County Reentry Program can increase the level of employability, help offenders obtain higher educational levels and/or vocational training and give them a pride of ownership in our community.
(210) 335-2614, http://gov.bexar.org/reentry/, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Bexar County Office of the Commissioner, 101 West Nueva St., Ste. 1029, San Antonio, TX 78204

Real Word Ministries, Inc., SAN ANTONIO

We are a church inside of the State Prisons of Texas; teaching and holding revivals. We serve as Mentors for both men and women inside and outside of the Prison Walls.
(210) 363-5608, http://www.realwordministries.org
Real Word Ministries, Inc., P.O. Box 761722, San Antonio, TX 78245


Freedom House Discipleship, ODESSA

Freedom House Discipleship is an intense Twelve-Month program that is designed to help individuals who are just being released from prison/jail and those struggling with addiction who have attempted to make it on the streets with no success. Too many times when people are released back into society they end up right back in the same environment they were in before their incarceration. It is a vicious cycle of pain, not only for the men, but for their families as well, and it has to end! We are a faith-based discipleship program designed to help our students realize that they can achieve spiritual success if they are properly disciplined.
(432) 381-5453, http://odessadreamcenter.com
Freedom House Discipleship, 3542 Mercury Ave., Odessa, TX 79764



- The Tennessee Prison Outreach Ministry provides re-entry services to any returning citizen within one year of release from incarceration. Services include: Transitional House, Career, Educational and Vocational Training, Job Placement, Mental Health Services, Case Management, Mentoring, Church Service and Bible Class, Celebrate Recovery, and Youth programs.

136 Rains Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203
Office: (615) 870–1126


House of Hope Ministry Transitional Living Resources

South Puget Sound Re-entry Network Café meets the first and third Wednesday of each month in Olympia

- Pioneer Human Services supports the transition from prison with training and job opportunities in Washington State. http://pioneerhumanservices.org/

- Fare Start provides the tools, training, and support services needed for lasting employment in food service and the culinary arts. http://www.farestart.org/

- Oxford Houses of Washington State is a group of self-run, self-supported recovery houses that provide an opportunity for every recovering individual to learn a clean and sober way of life. http://wa.oxfordhouse.us/

The STAR Project serves individuals with felony convictions in Walla Walla and Columbia Counties in Washington State by providing persons being released from incarceration with the essential tools to successfully re-integrate into the community. http://www.thestarproject.us/

- 4People.org provides offender/ex-offender resources for Washington State indexed by county. http://4people.org/Reentry/Reentry.html

- The Washington Reentry Guide is a 275-page resource providing information and advice for returning citizens.

- Kitsap Community Resources offers assistance with housing for low-income residents of Kitsap County.


Prison Fellowship

We’ve spent decades ministering to inmates and their families. We implement proven, research-backed programs that address crime at its root – the human heart. While education, poverty alleviation, and social justice are all important aspects of the Church’s ministry to the incarcerated and their families, we believe that successful outreach to the least and lost must start with the power of the Gospel to transform lives from the inside out.
(800) 260-9764, http://www.prisonfellowship.org

Journey of Hope with Rodney Mathers

Journey of Hope With Rodney Mathers is podcast designed to address the issues men and women face in post-incarceration life. The podcast is posted bi-monthly and addresses areas such as job search, marriage and relationship issues, re-integration, and general
coping skills. The show is hosted by Rodney Mathers, an ex-offender who spent eight years incarcerated in Texas and two additional years on parole.

National Reentry Resource Center

The National Reentry Resource Center provides education, training, and technical assistance to states, tribes, territories, local governments, service providers, non-profit organizations, and corrections institutions working on prisoner reentry. The NRRC’s mission is to advance the reentry field through knowledge transfer and dissemination and to promote evidence-based best practices. Specifically, the NRRC provides a one-stop, interactive source of current, evidence-based, and user friendly reentry information; individualized, targeted technical assistance for Second Chance Act grantees; and training, distance learning, and knowledge development to support grantees and advance the reentry field.

National Career Development Association

The National Career Development Association (NCDA) provides professional development, publications, standards, and advocacy to practitioners and educators who inspire and empower individuals to achieve their career and life goals.
(866) 367-6232, http://www.associationdatabase.com

Salvation Army

From family tracing to disaster response, The Salvation Army offers a wide variety of services worldwide.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and
available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.

Narcotics Anonymous

Every addict in the world has the chance to experience our message in his or her own language and culture and find the opportunity for a new way of life.

Prisoners’ Wives, Girlfriends, and Partners (PWGP)

The mission of PWGP is to address the needs of those with an incarcerated partner, serve as a resource for families, provide opportunities for advocacy and collaborate with the community to enhance public awareness to eliminate stigma. PWGP promotes healthy relationships through education, support, and fellowship, preparing partners for reintegration and reunification, working under the belief that keeping families together aids in reducing recidivism.

Prison Talk

The PrisonTalk Online web community was conceived in a prison cell, designed in a halfway house, and funded by donations from families of ex-offenders, to bring those with an interest in the prisoner support community a forum in which their issues and concerns may be addressed by others in similar circumstances and beliefs.

Al-Anon/Alateen Family Groups

In Al-Anon/Alateen, members do not give direction or advice to other members. Instead, they share their personal experiences and stories, and invite other members to “take what they like and leave the rest”—that is, to determine for themselves what lesson they could apply to their own lives.

Quit Alcohol - The Dangers of Drinking and Driving

QuitAlcohol.com, an initiative with the Alcohol Abuse Counsel, is a trained group of volunteers offering free guidance and support for the struggling addict. Their page on The Dangers of Drinking and Driving lists many resources and organizations involved with this critical issue.


Jobs For Felons Hub

We are the number one website on the internet focused on providing all of the resources that felons need to get a job again.

Mental Help

MentalHelp.net is a leading authority on behavorial health and has since received more than 40 million visits and a notable awards. To further our mission of helping individuals with substance abuse programs, we have recently launched a comprehensive national directory of inpatient treatment options. In addition to this, we offer treatment advisors to help navigate the process. 


Addiction Center

Find answers, resources and information to help you, a family member or loved one, make the right decision to start the journey to recovery from chemical dependency.

For immediate treatment help, call 1-877-655-5116