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Along Side Ministries Inc

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Mission: To reach out to incarcerated men and women in local jails & prisons to share the love of christ & help them learn how to live productive, successful christian lives upon return to the community & to reduce the recidivism rate from an average of 70% to under 10% by providing a successful transition.

Programs: Aftercare program - through a network of over 229 volunteers, asm provides support and assistance to encourage, equip and counsel ex-offenders in their successful reintegration into the community. This includes clothing, food, personal necessities, transportation, job interview training, job search assistance and practical life skills training.

safe housing - a key element in a successful reintegration is a safe, drug-free, supervised environment (discipleship training center apartments) where christian life skills are taught and encouraged. Counseling, substance abuse programs and bible studies are conducted weekly by dedicated volunteers.

mentorship program - asm partners with local churches to train and equip mentors to work with the ex-offender both inside and outside the prison to develop a workable transition plan. The mentors come along side the ex-offender to provide sound counsel in critical life decisions and to teach and be an example on how to live a christ centered life outside the prison walls. There are over 70 mentors working with men and women in our program.

Community Stories

12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Arnold M.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been serving with Along Side Ministries for about 2 years now. It's been amazing watching the transformation of men. Seeking in hunger and truth the knowledge of Christ!! In the process I've been blessed even more from these brothers in Christ! Awesome display of love, loyalty, commitment and perseverance!

Arnold Maldonado

Volunteer

Rating: 5

i started volunteering for Along Side Ministries in 2014.. i have been with them for almost 5 years and have mentored several women and see the difference this program can make in a man or woman's life. There is really no other program like it.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Started with this ministry over 20 years ago and it is my humble experience that ..I have been served by this ministry experience MORE than I have served in this ministry.. Men's lives have been transformed by the healing love of Jesus expressed by many in this body of believers..
God be praised! If the Lord wills..and I live .. many more years ahead!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

ASM is doing meaningful work in our community. To learn more about ASM and read about how God is answering prayers, visit their web site. www.alongside-ministries.com
Thank you

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I help bring music to the prisoners and am a big supporter of the ministry with prayer.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

For over 15 years I have been going into the jail as a volunteer to conduct devotionals and teaching the Bible. It is a rewarding experience and one that is made easier with the support of Alongside Ministries. I have seen lives changed and souls saved through the tireless efforts of those in this organization. Time and money is well spent here.

RichardnFaye O.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a wonderful ministry! Truly the hands and feet of Jesus, helping the incarcerated prepare for a new life in Christ on the outside. So fulfilling for myself as a mentor volunteer. A staff of some very talented people keep the ministry on course. If I were to be in prison, this ministry would be an easy choice to go to!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Alongside Ministries plays a crucial role in helping our Brothers and Sisters in Christ successfully transition from life inside of prison to life outside. The mentoring program is amazing. You meet with your mentee for about 9 months or more on the inside, pick them up at the gate upon release and continue to mentor them for another 9 months or so. The inside and out is the key part to the success. Prepare for release and walk with them once released. We all trip up, but having someone there to help you through it is so important.
I had the pleasure of watching my mentee graduate the program recently. What an incredible experience! I can't wait to watch her continue to thrive in her new life!
Thank you to everyone who donates to and volunteers with Alongside Ministries!

Jerome Parker J.

Donor

Rating: 5

Alongside Ministries is an amazing organization with even more amazing people. The restoration that they foster in the lives of men and women is nothing short of remarkable. I have the privilege of watching these men and women thrive in their second chance at life.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Along Side Ministries does a fantastic job with helping and supporting men and women who come from prison. My experience with them has been phenomenal. They give you the ability to give back and you get to see the transformation of men and womens lives changing from prison to the outside world. They have a 10 % recividism rate for those who finish the program compared to the state and nation rate of 70%.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing organization that serves a community often pushed aside. Such a great place to volunteer!

Tom M.10

Board Member

Rating: 5

God is blessing this prison ministry and her volunteers with less than a 9% recidivism rate for the men and women who enter and graduate the program. The state has a recidivism rate of over 65%.
God is alive and well and still blessing those that believe.