Transforming on the Inside
The HOPE Pre-Release program is an interfaith, faith-based, rehabilitative program for male and female inmates which works in collaboration with key community service providers and volunteers to empower incarcerated individuals to transform their thinking and behaviors, while preparing for their future.
Over the course of the program, HOPE Pre-Release participants meet for over 120 hours of group work, requiring full participation and the passing of a final exam. The participants live together on designated housing units and address the following key themes:
- Addiction and Recovery
- Anger Management
- Confronting “Stinking Thinking”
- Life Skills
- Release and Reintegration
- Spiritual Formation
HOPE Pre-Release Core Values Include:
Respect: We expect participants to care about themselves and others
Responsibility: We expect participants to do what they are supposed to
Integrity: We expect participants to be who they say they are
Productivity: We expect participants to work hard
Perseverance: We expect participants to make positive choices again and again, and wait with hope
HOPE Participants Must:
- Actively participate in all sessions of the program
- Complete reading and written homework assignments when due
- Invest themselves in establishing a relationship of trust and honesty with a mentor if desired
- Welcome HOPE to challenge them to grow in their understanding of themselves and their choices
- Be open and respectful of all instructors and participants’ faith beliefs and backgrounds
How You Can Help
The Foundation of HOPE relies on the support of others like you to help us make a difference. Find out how you can get involved by sharing your gift of time or financial support.
For more information on the HOPE Pre-Release Program, contact: Rev. Caitlin Werth, director of Pre-Release.