Churches and/or Community Service Providers:
Churches play a vital role in the
Pathway To Freedom, Inc. Program. A member in re-entry needs to be welcomed into a congregation that cares about his well-being. All of
Pathway To Freedom’s
volunteers/mentors come from local churches. Church members may be employers who could hire the
PTF member, landlords who could rent a place to live, or financial/budgeting experts who could teach the member how to set up a bank account and manage his income. Many churches prepare “Freedom Baskets” that contain items a
PTF member may need to look for employment, such as clothing, shoes and/or work boots, and hygiene items. A church may commit to consistently pray for
PTF staff and members and/or financially support the Program effort.
Community Service Providers also play a vital role and may include transitional living, substance abuse treatment, or other services that may help the member navigate through all of the necessary processes that will lead to successful reintegration into the community and restoring family relationships.