Men of Valor

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Opportunity Details

  • Type of Opportunity: Local Outreach, Prison Ministry
  • When: Wednesday's
  • Contact: Curt Campbell

In order to access prisons, you must attend an annual volunteer training provided by the Tennessee Dept. of Corrections and/or Core Civic.

Begin Here

While many men leave prison intending to live differently, most do not have the skills, resources, or support to establish a new life. Their histories are filled with poverty-stricken childhoods; dysfunctional, abusive, or absent parents; and drug and alcohol abuse. Very few leave prison in better shape than when they entered. When released from prison, a man who expires his sentence receives $75. A man released on probation or parole receives $35. He is also given khakis, a white shirt, and a bus ticket, if he needs it, to anywhere in Tennessee. Most men simply have nowhere to go. Employment prospects are virtually nonexistent for felons, and bridges to family members have often been burned. These men end up returning to their old neighborhoods and falling back into the same life that led them to prison.

Men of Valor knows consistent encouragement, support, accountability, and training are the keys to shaping these men into productive, responsible citizens who become good husbands and fathers. There is a need for men to lead a D-group within the prison, mentor, or share your testimony or area of expertise.