Support a new start
Three day sponsorship
Covenant Presbyterian Church
In 2004, Travis County had 1,573 parolees released into its communities, yet shockingly few resources were available to help them re-establish their lives. In Texas, individuals with felony convictions are often not “job-ready” upon release, but are ineligible to receive governmental assistance while they take steps to prepare for employment. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is also incredibly difficult, with some studies showing two-thirds of released prisoners being re-arrested within 3 years.
The gift will provide sponsorship of a new resident for one-week. Texas Reachout provides a structured, Christ-centered, drug and alcohol-free living environment that promotes spiritual growth and discipleship for Christian men and women recently released from prison. Food, clothing, and shelter are immediately provided for new residents. Residents then receive Christian mentors, participate in life skills and job readiness training, attend worship, and receive help finding transportation and employment. After employment is obtained, residents contribute funds for groceries, rent and utilities as they are able to “re-enter” society from a supportive, safe, and Christian environment.