Based on the various mandates and recommendations from local, state, and national authorities, as well as healthcare experts, HOPE will be implementing the new operational protocols, effective immediately.



Providing Excellence in Chaplaincy and Faith-based Pre- and Post-Release Care for Incarcerated and Released Individuals.

The Foundation of HOPE is an interfaith non-profit with the mission to “Empower incarcerated and released individuals to restore their relationship with their God, rebuild their lives, and reconcile to their communities.”



Providing spiritual support and practical help to inmates of all faiths who are estranged from their families and communities and in need of encouragement.
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An interfaith, faith-based rehabilitative program that empowers incarcerated individuals to transform their thinking and behaviors, while preparing for their future. Learn More >


Matching newly released inmates with resources, support groups, and mentors, who offer support, guidance, and practical assistance in making a healthy transition back into society. Learn More >


Giving young people who commit a non-violent, low-to-medium offense the opportunity to remain in the community while addressing their needs rather than being prosecuted, convicted, or incarcerated.. Learn More >

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The goals of the program are accomplished through counseling, religious services, discipleship, practical resources and referrals, life skills education within and outside the jail, choice awareness training, and one-on-one mentoring. HOPE serves inmates regardless of their race, age, ethnic background, or faith tradition.

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Share your time or treasure. Training is available for leading, teaching, or mentoring. Tax-deductible donations are used to purchase much-needed religious texts and everyday supplies.


The Foundation of HOPE Offers a Solution that Works.

Allegheny County JailEach year, about 30,000 people are arrested and brought to the Allegheny County Jail in Pittsburgh. The jail’s population – generally between 2,500-2700 on a daily basis – is growing. Of those in the general jail population, approximately 52% will return (or recidivate).

This recidivism is primarily due to the fact that, once released, inmates face incredible obstacles in overcoming or avoiding the factors that contributed to their incarceration in the first place. Many return to the lifestyles, communities, and loved ones who may have influenced their criminal thinking.

The Foundation of HOPE addresses the problem of recidivism by offering inmates support and direction both during their time at the jail and after their release, thereby increasing their capacity to make responsible decisions and avoid repeat offenses.

Coley Davis Talks About Foundation of HOPE’s PIRC Movement (Positive Initiative to Reinforce Change)

The PIRC Movement is for re-entrants, their supporters, and community members to change the community by first changing themselves.

PIRC Motto:
Our thoughts become our words.
Our words become our actions.
Our actions become our habits.
Our habits become our character.
Our character becomes our destiny.

To find a PIRC meeting near you, contact us.