Welcome Home Ministries

Rating: 5 stars   13 reviews

Issues: Mental Health, Crime & Law

Location: 2103 El Camino Real Ste 105A Oceanside CA 92054 USA

Mission: The mission of Welcome Home is to assist in the process of women being restored to wholeness as they journey through reentry to responsible citizenship, and provide the needed leadership to affect jail/prison reform and reentry standards throughout the world. WH represents a welcoming community of women who have overcome the challenges of re-entry to society.
Programs: Peer to Peer reentry programs;WH staff begin to prepare women for reentry while still incarcerated by providing: pre-treatment, screening and intervention for addictive disorders through focus groups and one on one counselling and on release WH works in collaboration with agencies to provide drug/alcohol treatment; local community colleges providing educational opportunities; and community employers who hire WH participants.
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Rating: 5 stars  

welcome home ministries help me with dental and helped me share my smile with more than myself it also gave me something to believe in GOD and I have been blessed ever since. I just want to Thank those who were there for me.Thank You from the bottom of my Heart!!!!!! Toni Perkins 2005

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2005

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I DONT EVEN KNOW WHERE TO START WELCOME HOME MINISTRIES HELPED ME TO SAVE MY LIFE. YOU MIGHT THINK IM PUTTING TOO MUCH ON IT BUT HONESTLY THERES A BEAUTIFUL STRONG WOMAN AT WELCOME HOME WHO LOVED ME UNTIL I COULD LOVE MYSELF. WHEN CINDY CAME INTO MY LIFE I WAS BROKEN, BEAT UP, TIRED AND ALONE. THE LIST GOES ON AND ON MAINLY I WAS TIRED OF GOING BACK AND FORTH TO JAIL AND PRISON BECAUSE OF MY DRUG ADDICTION. I WAS PREG AND I DIDDNT KNOW WHAT I WANTED TO DO. I HAD NO SUPPORT AND I HAD NO ONE TO TURN TO. OR SO I THOUGHT. WELCOME HOME SHOWED ME NOT ONLY DID I HAVE THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON IN THE WORLD BEHIND ME -GOD- I HAD THEM AND THE FAMILY THEY LET ME CALL MINE NEVER HAVE I HAD THAT MUCH SUPPORT IN ALL MY LIFE. AND THEY REALLY LOVE ME FOR ME TATTOOS,3 WILD GIRLS,CRAZY PERSONALITY AND ALL MY UPS AND DOWNS THANK YOU GUYS I LOVE YOU SO MUCH

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

TTT

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I WISH THEY HAD MORE FUNDING AND AN APARTMENT COMPLEX............

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I LOVE THE WAY THE WORK AS A TEAM

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

LOVING,CARING,GREAT ROLE MODELS,AND SPIRITAL

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

SAVE ALOT OF WOMENS LIVES

Ways to make it better...

THE HAD MORE GRANTS

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

THE FUNDING ALOT COMES OUT OF POCKET

One thing I'd also say is that...

THANK GOD FOR WELCOME HOME

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I was helped while serving some time in a San Diego County Jail in 1995. Reverand Carmen helped pray me through a very tough time in my life. I had been getting in trouble since I was 12 years old as I was an addict at a very young age. I was in and out of juvinile halls, the Youth Authority and jails until I was 36 years old. Welcome Home showed me another way of life through the love of God and helped me learn to love my self. I am now able to help other women who are hurting the same way I had been hurting getting involved in Welcome Home. It's like a ripple in a pond. Because these women have a resource to break that chain, whole families are changed. God works that way you know. He breaks that cycle of addiction and restores families. That is His favorite thing to do.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen many lives transformed through involement with this ministry. It works. Women getting their families back after years of being estranged from them is a remarkable thing to see unfold. Mothers see their daughters lives get back on track.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Welcome Home Ministries helped empower me with its great support and Christ like love and dedication. I first learned about Welcome Home Ministries when I went to jail for the first, of several times, in my life. Other women in my dorm were talking about a mentor, Donna Nickel, saying she had helped them by just being there listening and providing support in such a sad time of their life. I really needed someone to talk to and someone who could give me a hand up. I put my name on a list asking for Donna to contact me, very soon after that Donna came and met with me and has never left my side. Unfortunately, after that first meeting with Donna I returned to jail and then went to prison, but Donna was faithful to believe in me when I couldn’t believe in myself. I now have 2 years 4 months free from drugs and crime. Welcome Home Ministries plays a MAJOR part in my support group!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my life

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The heart felt compasion.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

loving, kind and non-judgmental

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help soooo many women while leading them to the Lord, that in turn would make this world a better place!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

 
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