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.
Since 2004, 75% of our graduates have not re-offended and 80% of our 2009 graduates have not re-offended. 30% of our graduates are trained volunteer small group Living Free facilitators and life coaches. The Tennessee Department of Corrections statistics show that this inmate population has a 98% recidivism rate.
Since 2004, we have trained 254 volunteers from 72 local churches.
In 2009, the Transformation Project enrolled 913 participants in pre-release small groups using Insight and Peacemaking and averaged 44 participants in post-release small groups also using the Living Free curriculum.
We have pre-release small group ministry in the Hamilton County Jail, in CCA Silverdale Workhouse, and the Catoosa County Jail. We work with the Judicial system in Hamilton County, Bradley County and Rhea County Tennessee and Whitfield and Catoosa Counties in Georgia.
We have 13 Post-Release Campuses.
In 2009, with a daily average of 44 participants in our post-release ministry, we save the taxpayers of Hamilton County $930,516 annually at a cost of $70.54 a day average in the Hamilton County Jail and $45.33 at the CCA Silverdale Workhouse.
The Transformation Project cost is $7.00 per day per participant and, again, 75% of our Graduates have not re-offended.
HOPE UNLIMITED MINISTRIES
LIVING FREE COMMUNITY
SOUND LIVING COUNSELING
ADULT AND TEEN CHALLENGE OF THE MIDSOUTH
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