Alaska Correctional Ministries Inc
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“He brought them out of darkness and the deepest gloom and broke away their chains!” Psalm 107:14
To proclaim God’s redemptive and unfailing love to Alaska’s prisoners and form a bridge of transformation and hope as these “returning citizens” find their place in society.
To partner with the Department of Corrections Chaplaincy Ministry in bringing life-changing ministry and programs to prisoners and ex-offenders through the mobilization and equipping of Alaska’s faith community and by developing private sector funding to support state-wide ministry operations.
Our Ministry Scope:
Prisoners in all adult correctional institutions, pre-trial facilities and community residential centers statewide; and “redeemed citizens” who are in need of vital re-entry services and support.
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A testimony: "In 2009 I was incarcerated (at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center). I knew I was looking at a minimum of 5 years. I was lost, broken, and helpless in my addictions. I was encouraged by a good friend to attend a service with her one Sunday. That day I knew I needed to change the way I was living my life. My friend was in the TLC... I was skeptical of this God thing. I mean I knew there was something or someone out there but wasn't sure it was for me. A month later and after some deep thought of where I wanted my life to be in 10 years I applied to the TLC and spent 24 months in the program. During that time I learned that my relationship with the Lord and my daughter came first. I also healed many wounds and mended the most important relationships in my life with my family. I applied for electronic monitoring after graduating the program. I was granted a release to the New Hope House. I loved living there still bein surrounded by the love of God through the women I lived with and also the women that volunteer their time. I was able to adjust to life with some rules still and enough rope to hang myself. During the 14 months I lived there, I was tested with things and people from my past. If I would not have had the support of the women in the house I would not be where I am now. I would have just gave in and went right back to my addictions. Through trust and hard work I now am married, have a home of my own and I just had a little baby boy. I will successfully complete probation in September of this year. I would not be where I am at right now without the help of the volunteers of Alaska Correctional Ministries and the love of God that pours out of them to us. Thank you Lord for your unwavering love!
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you."
We have a Transformation Living Center in 2 of the correctional facilities and Faith Wings in more of the institutions. Housing is provided through a men's house & a women's house for transition. Many trained volunteers provide mentoring, bible studies, preaching and counseling to people in and out of the facilities all over the state through programs & on an individual basis.