About Us

Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ by transforming the lives of addiction-related offenders, their families and future generations through the power of God, thereby reducing repeat offenses and crime. 

Lives are being changed! It is our desire to work with people who are determined to overcome their addiction-related issues and live successful, productive lives in our communities.  

We strive to do this through accountability, structure and character education.  

​The resources we rely on to effect this are the Word of God, the Spirit of God and the People of God.  


We are a 501c3 Non Profit Organization.

Thanks to our wonderful volunteers and supporters, we are able to provide our services to the community at no charge.

About Us

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In 2002, Hamilton County, Tennessee, City of Chattanooga Chief of Police Jimmy Dotson asked that the faith community help them to reduce the number of the same people coming in the system over and over.  President Emeritus, Wayne Keylon, Jimmy Dotson, DA Bill Cox, Sessions Court Judge, Clarence Shattuck met each week for a year and prayed for a solution. They came up with Transformation Project. It would be a program available for non-violent substance abuse cases.   

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Inmates from Hamilton County Jail and Core Civic Silverdale would attend Living Free Support Groups. After an inmate has successfully completed at least one group and served the regulatory minimum time, they were given the opportunity to petition the courts for faith based alternative sentencing to Transformation Project. If permission was granted by the judge, the inmate would be furloughed into Transformation Project. If the former inmate does not abide by the written Transformation Project Agreement, they are sent back to jail to complete their sentence. 

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Transformation Project has pre-release small groups in the Hamilton County Jail, in CCA Silverdale Workhouse, Sequatchie County Jail and the Catoosa County Jail. We work with the Judicial system in Hamilton County, Sequatchie County, Grundy County, Warren County and Rhea County Tennessee and Whitfield and Catoosa Counties in Georgia.   

We have 9 Post-Release Campuses. 

OUR COMMUNITY ALLIES

  

HOPE UNLIMITED MINISTRIES

LIVING FREE COMMUNITY

SOUND LIVING COUNSELING

ADULT AND TEEN CHALLENGE OF THE MIDSOUTH

ARMOUR OF FAITH INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES, HIXSON TN

CROSS POINT CHURCH, DALTON, GA

DESTINY INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES, DAYTON, TN

DUNLAP CHURCH OF GOD, DUNLAP, TN

EAST BRAINERD CHURCH OF CHRIST, CHATTANOOGA, TN

FREEDOM CHURCH, EAST RIDGE, TN

FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD, CLINTON, KY

NEW LIFE CHURCH, ALTAMONT, TN

REFUGE ASSEMBLY, SODDY DAISY, TN

Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes, Inc.