An inmate does not parole out to The Lighthouse for Recovery Ministries.
We provide resources to the inmate for:
- Securing a home plan -whether it is with their family unit or a transitional housing program in the county of their choice.
- Secure a job plan.
- Provide other resources needed when the inmate is approved for parole and returns to the county of their choice to reside.
Transitional services help people about to be released from prison or jail prepare for their transition back into society, and support recently released individuals to reintegrate successfully into their communities.
Transitioning away from incarceration is a particularly challenging and disorienting process. Many of the building blocks of independent living are not yet in place, resulting in big, seemingly insurmountable questions: “Where do I live?”, “Where is my next meal coming from?” “How do I get a job to pay for any of this?” The Lighthouse for Recovery Ministries' transitional services help clients navigate these complicated issues.
This program is designed to assist offenders in preparing for and accomplishing a successful return to the community. Operating statewide, the Lighthouse for Recovery Ministries has developed liaisons with service providers in the community and is able to provide on-going assistance in locating and accessing resources responsive to the needs, including food, shelter, clothing, education, medical services, as well as emotional support and encouragement.
Staff begin working with clients while they are incarcerated so that support systems are in place upon release. Clients request admission to the program through their institutional counselor.
The Lighthouse for Recovery Ministries pre-release staff provides meaningful social services, support, and intervention to prisoners. We are a direct channel for communication between inmates and their attorneys, families, employers, social service and treatment providers, and other elements of the criminal justice system.