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
- 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.
- 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.