Exodus Ministries

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Exodus Ministries is a Dallas, Texas-based non-denominational Christian former prisoner rehabilitation organization, which attempts to help those who are released from prison back into society at large.[1] The organization is not affiliated with Exodus International, a now defunct ex-gay organization.[2]

Focus of the organization[edit]

Their primary focus, as described on the group's website, is "to assist ex-offenders and their families become productive members of society by meeting both their spiritual and physical needs." Exodus Ministries claims three primary objectives: reducing the number of ex-offenders who become homeless and unemployed, as well as the number of those who return to a life of crime and eventually end up back in prison; helping ex-offenders obtain employment and managing their finances so they can re-establish a positive, self-sufficient lifestyle; and reuniting ex-offenders with their families and teaching them the life skills necessary for daily living through counseling and training services.[3][4][5] In at least one notable case in 1996, Exodus Ministries rendered assistance to a non-ex-offender in need.[6]

Funding and support[edit]

Exodus Ministries is supported by local churches[7] and non-profit foundations.[8][9]

Exodus garnered some national attention in October 2005 when it was announced that United States Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers once served on the board of the organization.[10]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Miller, Robert (2007-08-20). "Clay-shooting fundraiser helps ex-offenders". Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 2008-11-27. 
  2. ^ Balz, Dan (2005-10-03). "Post Politics Hour". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2008-11-27. 
  3. ^ ""Santa Brings a Suit" Helps Needy". Dallas Bar Association. January 2002. Retrieved 2008-11-27. 
  4. ^ "Go Kids: Community Programs". Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Retrieved 2008-11-27. 
  5. ^ Sanders, Jennifer (2006). 2006 Financial Aid And Assistance for Ex-Offenders - A Comprehensive Resource Directory. lulu.com. p. 217. ISBN 1-4116-0446-6. Retrieved 2008-11-27. 
  6. ^ Griffin, Laura (1996-04-04). "Life Has Changed for Uncle Raising 5". Dallas Morning News (via txcn.com). Retrieved 2008-11-27. 
  7. ^ "Exodus Ministries, Inc.". Highland Park United Methodist Church. Retrieved 2008-11-27. 
  8. ^ "Fall 2006 Grant Recipients". Dallas Women's Federation. Retrieved 2008-11-27. [dead link]
  9. ^ "Annual List Report" (pdf). hoglundfoundation.org. 2007-03-21. Retrieved 2008-11-27. [dead link]
  10. ^ Feldmann, Linda; Warren Richey and Gail Russell Chaddock (2005-10-04). "Bush's unconventional choice". The Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 2008-11-27. 

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