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In the US, 2.3 million people are incarcerated.

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49-9 Project:

Offender Reentry Program According to the United States Department of Justice, over 650,000 individuals are released from America's state and federal persons every year. Studies show that approximately two-thirds will likely be rearrested within 3 years of their release. For ex-offenders and their communities, these releases pose numerous challenges. With no job, no money, and no place to live, the likelihood of successful reentry and integration is a large and seemingly impossible hurdle to overcome.

The Salvation Army, through the 49-9 Project, seeks to reach out to persons recently released from correctional and treatment facilities in the Northeast Ohio region to assist and address needs with a spirit of compassion and nurturing as put forth in Isaiah 49:9 and The Salvation Army Mission Statement to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Hearing a heavy door close behind you is often described as the ultimate moment of fear and loneliness for someone entering the prison system, but facing the world from the outside of that door after release can be every bit as daunting. The specters of fractured and strained relationships, homelessness, unemployment, relapse and recidivism are but a few of the problems that are lurking.

Please contact Mark Fahringer for more information.

Salvation Army Bible Correspondence Courses

The Salvation Army's Bible Correspondence Lessons are available to all incarcerated persons. For many, the lessons offer new understandings and form the base for developing a spiritual motivation for their lives.

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Biblical Correspondence

Through God’s grace and mercy prisoner's lives can be changed for the better. To this end The Salvation Army through regular visits to institutions and correspondence courses provides opportunities for the renewing of the mind through God’s Word, the leading of the Holy Spirit as well as pastoral and mentoring relationships. Men, women, and youth who are incarcerated are shown what it means to follow Jesus, experience all that God has for them, and live good and honorable lives.

Family Support

The Salvation Army ministers to the families of the incarcerated by providing spiritual guidance, supportive counselling, and material assistance. This is accomplished by helping families to know and utilize community resources and by providing character building programs for children along with other practical services. Families are encouraged to attend and participate in regular worship services and Christian education programs.

Re-Entry Support

Re-entry into society when prison terms conclude continues to be one of the greatest challenges for the incarcerated. Without the appropriate resources, it is increasingly likely that those recently released will end up returning to prison. In response to this, The Salvation Army offers residential services such as Harbor Light Centers and Adult Rehabilitation Centers. In many communities, practical assistance such as clothing for job interviews, transportation assistance, and food vouchers are offered to aid in the transition process. Releasees are encouraged to become actively engaged in a faith community such as a local church or a Center for Worship and Service of The Salvation Army.

Check Out Our Bible Correspondence Courses

Bible Correspondence Courses

The Life of Christ

The Study of Jesus' earthly life and teaching as portrayed in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

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Bible Correspondence Courses

The Christian Life

A study the Christian life's components.

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Bible Correspondence Courses

The Early Church

The study of the new church as brought forth in the book of Acts, it's growth and expansion, Paul's Epistles, and General Epistles Revelations.

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Bible Correspondence Courses

Early Beginnings

Genesis, the first book in the Bible, tells us the beginning of many things the beginning of the world; of mankind; of human sin; of the plan of salvation.

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Bible Correspondence Courses

History of a Nation

This study begins with the capacity of the Israelites in Egypt and includes their travels in the wilderness an entrance into the promise land. It also covers the establishment, the law, the priesthood and the History of the Israelite nation.

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Bible Correspondence Courses

Survey Course

A walk through the bible book by book.

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