We began this ministry in 2012 after many years of teaching and mentoring women in the Texas prison system. Statistics reveal that 8 out of 10 ex-offenders in Texas will return to prison; however, with Christ-centered discipleship and mentoring, recidivism is dramatically reduced.
There is a shared belief among us that living in a safe, faith based house is necessary for ex-offenders to fully reintegrate into society and become the women that God created them to be. Prison experts acknowledge transitional living as a pressing need. Without a safe place, offenders return to the people, places, and habits that led them into prison. The Oaks of Righteousness is being established as a way to break the cycle of addiction and homelessness, offering hope for a better future.