When you are ready to start your new life, we are here to help you support you, and sometimes, kick your BUTT. We have been where you are now. We understand. It gets better.

If you are a family member or friend looking for help! Give us a call. Let us show you how we can help your loved one be a success!

Belief: There is no one that will have as profound an effect on the children as the parents.  If we want successful children, we must train; we must create successful parents.

Our cause/Call:  Defend the cause of orphans.  Fight for the rights of Widows.  Isa 1:15

  1. By helping the men, of the family to find housing and gainful employment, we believe that we can help them to have a better chance of being successful and not returning to prison.
  2. Studies have shown that a high percentage of the men in the penal institutions have followed in the foot steps of their fathers.  We believe that by helping the fathers, and returning them to their families, that we can interrupt the cycle and keep families together!

Problem: We believe that the children are the innocent victims in the case of parents that get into trouble.  Statistics have shown that children of convicted felons are over 7 times more likely to go to prison themselves.  This means that the effect of harsher prison sentences and increased prison population is exponential.  The cycle must be broken. The current system is not working. We must attack from a different front!

How do we do this?:   We are not Just a halfway house.  We have developed a comprehensive system, that includes the family from the very start.  We utilize the “Wings for Life” curriculum developed by Ann Edenfield Sweet in order to help train the family, thereby increasing the “Returning Citizen’s” chances of success.  You can look at the details of our system here

 

Our System is Based up the biblical belief that God Loves Underdogs:  When you humble yourself and ask for his help, He says “Get up you mighty man of Valor”  I am going to use you to change the world!

Target Population:  Men from the immediate Clovis/Portales area coming out of prison, jail or treatment centers.  We are approved by the State of NM to receive men who are currently on felony probation or parole.

 

 

 

Addiction. Is it a choice?

Guest column: Addicts fighting battle of heroic effort September 26, 2015 Editor’s note: Vicki Williams Jinks is a 1978 graduate of Muleshoe High School. This excerpt is from a speech she’s written in hopes of helping those who struggle with addictions. In November 1993, I looked at my third baby and saw a face of pure sweetness. Little did I …

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We are so proud to be a member of Amazon Smile! Every purchase that you make from Amazon, they will make a donation to us! There is nothing that you have to do. Just log into smile.amazon.com and select GLUFactory as your charity! We appreciate your help!!!

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Setting boundaries with your addicted loved one

Have Your Limits Notice how breaking tends to happen to you, in reaction to something you can’t control. In order to brake, you will need to be at the controls: your hands on the steering wheel, your feet on the pedals. Knowing the difference depends on awareness. To build awareness and acceptance of your limits, you can ask yourself these …

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A Success Story – Testimony – Tony Gutierrez

Tony is a TRUE success story.  He has turned his life around and is an asset to everyone around him!  We are proud to have him around us!

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We did a 3 part series on “Create a new story!”  We started out day 1 with leaving your past!   2 Corinthians 5:17       NM Department of Corrections   Inmate Family Guidebook

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IRS Notification of 501(c)3 approval

We are humbled!  Our IRS application was approved without any question.  We have FAVOR everywhere we step foot.  And we can step into unknown realms with our prayers as well!  Thanks to all the people that put the hard work in to make sure that it was done properly.  D. There were so many that helped.  Carol Birdsong,  Yvette Pickett, …

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Help us break the cycle!!!

We have to break the cycle NOW people! Did you know that the child of an incarcerated man has a 70% chance of following in those same footsteps? However, if that man returns to take an active role in the child’s life, then that percentage drops to below 30%! Our goal at the GLUFACTORY is to return these men to …

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GLU Factory partners with Give Grande to help you maximize your giving dollar

ONE DAY of GIVING!!!! The GLU Factory is blessed to be qualified to partner with Give Grande NM for one day of giving where a percentage of your giving will be matched by coalition funds.  This is a HUGE project, not just for The GLU Factory, but for many NON-Profits across the state. For more information on the project, feel …

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We have got a new fence!!!

Faith Christian Family Church with the help of Spencer and Jerry Odom along with about 50 others, put us up a new fence at the house!  This is not a cheap fence.  They did VERY HIGH quality work!  Thanks to all involved!

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