Resources for Ex-Offenders
Going Deeper with God
Addiction Recovery Ministry (ARM)
The Addiction Recovery Ministry (ARM), a partner of Safer Communities Ministry, is a Christ based ministry that offers support to addicts and their families. Regardless of what type of addiction you or your family member suffers from (i.e. drugs, alcohol, sex, pornography, shopping, gambling, etc.), we can help! We provide a safe and confidential environment for all participants. The mission of ARM is to lead those affected by addiction into the knowledge of freedom, only Christ can bring.
Meetings are held every Tuesday night from 6:30-8:30 pm at the 1st Presbyterian Church in Monroe (beside the Monroe Library). 302 E Windsor St, Monroe, North Carolina 28112. Meetings are FREE of charge, snacks are served, and childcare is provided for potty trained children and above. For more information, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Addiction-Recovery-Ministry/453032314810868.
Bethel Colony of Mercy is a faith-based drug and alcohol rehab facility for men, located in Lenoir, North Carolina. This 65 day residential program encourages and teaches men to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through teachings, homework, counseling, worship, work projects, Bible studies, and much more. Only a $250 entry fee is required. To learn more or fill out an application, please visit the website http://www.bethelcolony.org/index.htm.
Deborah Ross Ministries (DRM)
Deborah Ross Ministries (DRM) was established by Safer Communities Ministry Board Member, Deborah Ross. DRM’s mission is to “Strengthen Families; Encourage Faith; and Preach the Gospel”. Their vision is to open God’s Word to those that have ears to listen. This evangelistic ministry is committed to providing hope and love that transcend generational curses, as well as cultural and denominational boundaries. This ministry is a partner of Safer Communities Ministry and the Addiction Recovery Ministry.
Deborah Ross is a Christian speaker, author, and radio and TV host. Her book, Healing a Broken Marriage and her anointed Marriage Bible Studies have helped many struggling couples save their marriage. For more information about this ministry or to order a copy of Healing a Broken Marriage, visit http://www.deborahrossministries.org.
Division of Employment Security
Safer Communities Ministry is partnered with the Division of Employment Security of North Carolina. Upon their release from jail/prison, many ex-offender are in need of a job. The Division of Employment Security aids in job search, resume writing, and much more. For more information go to https://desncc.com/deshome.
Grace Home is a faith-based rehab facility for women, located near the Santee Cooper lakes in South Carolina. This facility is an extension of Hebron Colony. This ten-week program provides a rewarding and rejuvenating experience for women. During their stay, participants have chapel services, counseling, Bible studies, and much more. Grace Home provides an environment where women can regain their strength and develop a true and meaningful personal relationship with the Lord. For more information, please visit http://www.hebroncolony.org/index.html.
Hebron Colony is a faith-based rehab facility for men, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. This ten-week program provides a rewarding and rejuvenating experience for men. During their stay, participants have chapel services, counseling, Bible studies, and much more. Hebron provides an environment where men can regain their strength and develop a true and meaningful personal relationship with the Lord. For more information, please visit http://www.hebroncolony.org/index.html.
Restoration House is a non-profit faith-based half way house for men, located in Monroe, NC. This ministry is devoted to ministering to the homeless, addicts, and ex-offenders. Men are able to live at the house for various periods of time. During their stay, they are taught how to develop a personal relationship with the Lord. They are provided with assistance in job search, counseling, budgeting, and much more. This program is free of charge. Once participants obtain a job, they are required to pay a small fee to help support the house. For more information, please visit http://www.restorationhouses.org/index.htm.
Union County Community Shelter
The Union County Community Shelter provides many great services to those who are in need. These services include: adult emergency shelter, emergency family shelter, soup kitchen, Hope Pantry, Amazing Grace Program, Case Management, and Rapid Re-Housing Program. One of the most beneficial services for ex-offenders is the Case Management support. Case managers provide individualized case plans for each resident to eventually gain independent living. They provide resources to purchase transportation vouchers, medications, work permits and work supplies. They also help address issues such as mental health, education, employment, training, and budgeting. For more information go to http://www.unionshelter.org/.