AGAPE Reentry Program
The SoulFisher Ministries – St. Louis, Mo.
- Grant Program: GrantsPlus
- Amount of Grant: $100,000
- Dates of Grant Term: July 2019 – July 2022
The AGAPE Reentry Program consists of four components: Homeward Bound, Home to Stay, Restored for Success, and Fisher Transitional Living for Women. A vital aspect of the AGAPE Reentry Program is for ex-offenders to develop a positive attitude toward social responsibility and accountability. This work begins with the women while they are still in prison through cognitive behavioral classes and continues as they transition from incarceration back into the community through case management and therapeutic mental health services. Upon release, the AGAPE Reentry Program works to ensure participants can live above the poverty line while remaining free from criminal activity by providing thorough intake, ongoing assessment, education, guidance, case management, and other supportive measures that foster successful reentry. The grant will support permanent housing placement for 10 women, permanent housing maintenance for 10 women, and direct services for up to 30 women newly released from jail or prison.