There are many you can ways to help Mission Behind Bars and Beyond (MB3) continue the programs to help the lives of those recently released from jail or prison return to normal life.
Watch and listen as Rev. Denise Watts-Wilson talks about becoming significant to others by participating in MB3:
Think how much the world has changed over the past several years. It's hard for anyone to keep up. Now imagine living away from family and friends for years in prison or jail and getting ready to re-enter a world that passed you by. Needless to say, this would be a frightening and anxiety-producing experience, but returning citizens don't have to do it alone.
Our MB3 volunteers provide assistance behind the bars and beyond. There are many ways for you to volunteer with MB3. Do you know how to knit or crochet? Perhaps teach a life skills training class on nutrition, job-interviewing, financial management? Are you interested in being trained as a mentor? Participating or attending a worship service? Let us know and we will find the right place for you as you help transform the lives of those who are seeking a second chance in life.
If becoming a mentor is of particular interest, please click the button below to access the Mentor Form and learn about upcoming mentor trainings.
Be inspired! Every Tuesday night beginning at 7:00 p.m., our worshiping community, New Life in Christ Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) gathers. We meet inside Dismas Charities-Diersen located at 1812 W. Oak Street in Louisville, Kentucky. Great preaching. Beautiful music. A welcoming community of those often forgotten and abandoned who understand in a special way the love, mercy and presence of God. Holy ground. Join us and be blessed.
Sentencing reform, expungement of criminal records, restoration of voting rights, reduction of the use of prolonged solitary confinement, banning the box, and addressing mass incarceration are all issues that deeply affect the lives of returning citizens who are seeking to return to their communities and live healthy, successful and productive lives. Join us in advocating for a more just and equitable world.
There are many ways to give: time, talent, and treasure. Consider making a gift to help make the world a better and safer place. We seek to create a world in which those seeking a new life can receive the nurture and support they need as they are held accountable and responsible for their actions; a world where returning citizens can become the parents, children, spouses, employees and citizens that God created them to be; and a world where redemption and hope continue to light the way. Click HERE to make a donation.