If you would be interested in a Christ-based support group for families and friends of offenders and ex-offenders, please reach out to Tracy at 713-304-5641 or contact His Father’s Heart Ministries at 713-996-0980. We would love to walk with you.
Each year the State of Texas releases thirty-percent of Harris County’s prisoners back into life without a relational safety net or personalized community service links. These returning citizens have no help with transitioning out of prison and re-integrating back into their families, neighborhoods, workplaces, and churches.
His Father’s Heart Ministries (HFHM) purposefully reaches out to returning citizens, our brokenhearted brothers and sisters, who do not know how to jump start their lives on this new path of freedom. HFHM wants, welcomes, and embraces returning citizens and their families, providing traditional re-entry services either through our programs or those of our strategic partners in the Redemptive Justice Center.
HFHM’s The Journey Into His Father’s Heart curriculum is approved for use in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) System. This includes the inside prisons and parole division. Substance abuse and anger management classes are available utilizing The Journey into His Father’s Heart principles.
Our goal is to reach the greatest number of returning citizens who are at risk for re-arrest, drug abuse, spousal abuse, or other common snares and pitfalls faced by the formerly incarcerated. HFHM is uniquely qualified with certified counselors, ministers, and former prison staff who offer support assistance for as long as services are needed. Through open and honest conversation in individual and group counseling, we address the issues that terminated a person’s freedom and help them to break their cycle of destructive behavior. Life Groups for men and women meet regularly to assist in successful transition.
HFHM restores the dignity of ex-offenders, bringing out the creative potential God has given them. For each and every person we minister to, we affect the lives of at least three other people; a spouse, a child, a parent, a neighbor, or an employer. We also provide specialized ministry to the families of ex-offenders. Through effective partnerships with congregations and communities willing to open their doors to former offenders and their families, we help break down barriers and overcome obstacles to re-entry. While our outreach to this marginalized group of society is based on Christian ideals, the outcome of our work is for the common good and social needs of our community.
Our outreach produces rehabilitated, counseled, and restored individuals and families who are less likely to return to crime and prison, which directly correlates to a positive economic impact for the community and taxpayers.