Exodus Transitional Housing for Ex Women Offenders

4630 Munger Ave, Suite #110
Dallas, TX

214-827-3772 Go To Website
Class of Housing/Services: Transitional housing program reunites female ex-offenders with their children

General Information:
Transitional housing program reunites female ex-offenders with their children; provides food, clothing, and shelter. Conducts classes on budgeting, parenting, and job searches. Classes offered 3 times a week.Finding employment is required. Exodus Ministries is a 501 (c) (3) non-denominational Christian organization established in 1987. We assist female ex-offenders from all ethnic backgrounds that are re-entering society after incarceration in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice system and have demonstrated a willingness to make positive changes in their life. These women are dealing with the residual pain of having been separated from their children for a long period of time and do not have the immediate financial resources to sustain their family. Exodus helps them and their families to become productive members of society by serving their spiritual and physical needs. Ex-offenders face many life issues and the stigma of being in prison. Most have struggled with substance abuse and have been abandoned by their husbands. Without loving care and structured guidance, they are vulnerable to returning to their self-defeating ways and negatively impacting the future of their children. It is typical for an inmate leaving prison to arrive in Dallas with only $50, no job, just a few friends, and with little hope. Old criminal habits are just waiting in the shadows. While the average worker makes several thousand decisions a day; an inmate makes less than a hundred a day. This is because everything in prison is regimented. So when they touch ground in the free world, they are overwhelmed with responsibility, yet void of training, a support system, or a spirit-centered life. Most are destined to fail. Mandatory classes are held 5 days each week.  One of those classes is Celebrate Recovery.  Other classes include weekly parenting classes, Bible study, money management and budgeting, and other classes offered for the enrichment of the experience such as sewing, flower arranging, self-defense, and similar topics. The program is a 12-month, comprehensive program open to women of all races, colors, creeds, national origins and religions, but is based on a relationship with Jesus Christ.  Childcare is provided by volunteers for the children while the women are in class and for a limited number of off-campus activities for the women.

Website: http://exodusministries.org/

Helpful Definitions For Exodus Transitional Housing for Ex Women Offenders:
Transitional housing is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move towards independent living on their own. Transitional housing locations are oftentimes called Halfway Houses. The naming of the two (Halfway House OR Transitional House) is oftentimes interchangeable.

Many Transitional Housing programs are subsidized and are income based. Income based transitional housing generally charges 30% of your income for rent when you do have income. Contact the transitional housing facility to see if this applies.

Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistance, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information. Transitional housing facilities also may or may not assist with alcohol and/or drug substance abuse treatment.

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