Have you ever been counted out or dismissed as a lost cause? The Lydia House at the Open Door Mission has the high calling of taking in those who are being released from both prison facilities and jail. The Assistant Lydia House Director Shelly has shared the task of interviewing inmates and communicating with correctional re-entry specialists. Recently she had a conversation with a corrections staff member who stated that only 11% of the inmates interviewed and released to treatment will graduate or make it through a program. Shelly states that the Lord has blessed the Mission by beating these odds. This past graduation, the Lydia House was able to see a 50% graduation rate among those who came from a correctional facility. The Lord has truly worked through the Lydia House staff and it is evident with this data!
- Written by John Horsechief