Anna Carfrey and Jimmy Humphus and the dedication of the Carfrey House
The Carfrey house was named after Chaplain David Carfrey who passed away in 2013, but was one of our biggest supporters. He was the Chaplain on the Estes Unit and was the one that opened the door for us to be able to go into that unit and get this ministry started. He was an important part of this ministry and his family continues to be an important part of our minsitry. We miss him so much, but know that he would be proud of what we are continuing to do.
The Hope House
In 2017 our dear friend Rick Hope went home to be with the Lord, we were already opening a third house and it was only right that we name it after him. Rick Hope was a huge supporter of our ministry before it even began. Rick was the pastor at First Baptist Church of Lillian. He was the type of person who never met a stranger and never had an issue with people coming from prison.
We require a 1 year commitment with $500.00 paid up front to hold the bed (this also covers their first month's program fees) and $500.00 a month program fee once the resident has arrived. $250.00 is non-refundable as there is a lot of work that goes into getting men from prison to the house, and since it is holding the bed as well it ties up the spot that no one else can take. The cost covers
Transportation to and from work and parole appointments.
Clothing and toiletry items
Help finding a job
We do allow for family to be in contact with the resident after arrival as long as the family members are a good influence on them. We are a faith based facility and church is a requirement. We walk with integrity and strive to insure that our men do the right thing and continue their walk with Christ on the outside as strongly as they were walking on the inside.
We require that our men be able to pay their own fees after being there for one month unless there are unforeseen circumstances, they will be required to hold down full time employment, pay their monthly program fees, and all parole fees.
They will be responsible for budgeting their own money, we do not hold their money for them.
They will be expected to act like men, if there is an issue, to handle it in a biblical manner, not the way it would be handled in prison.
They will be expected to give back to the ministry, either by helping the next man who is released, helping in the church, or helping in the houses, we were not created to be pew sitters.
They will be required to meet all parole requirements and we will not get involved in parole matters.
There will be no drinking or drug use while living at the houses, if we find that there has been drinking or drug use, they will be dismissed from the house immediately.
What can I do to help?
If you would like to help out in any way with our transitional houses, by sponsoring a man's first month's rent, providing transportation to and from work, becoming a mentor for the incoming men, prayer for those currently there and future residents, helping provide essentials upon release (undergarments, socks, toiletries, clothing) or teaching a class at the house, please fill out the form on the contact us page and we will get back with you ASAP and get you plugged in.