Humble Rotary Gifts $5000 to Oaks of Righteouness
For immediate release
December 9, 2015
The Rotary Club of Humble presented a community gift of $5000 to Oaks of Righteouness to assist with general operations and staffing for their outreach to assist female ex-offenders to become productive members of of society..
Oaks of Righteousness is a non-profit, faith-based, residential facility that offers support for female ex-offenders who desire to make positive life changes and become productive members of society
The Oaks of Righteousness was established in 2012 to help break the cycle of addiction and homelessness that leads to re-incarceration and to offer women hope for a better future, and the opportunity to become the women that God intends them to be. A typical resident has just been released from prison. She may be homeless, and has few or no resources with which to regain a stable and productive life. Moving into a safe faith-based house can direct her onto a healthy path. They need 6 months to one year in a secure environment to learn the skills to reintegrate into society, to strengthen their resilience, and to become the women that God wants them to be.
Statistics reveal that 8 out of 10 ex-offenders in Texas will return to prison; however, with Christ-centered discipleship and mentoring, recidivism is reduced to a 1 in 10 chance of re-offending.
In order to ensure success the Oaks of Righteousness provides:
- Safe communal environment promoting respect and value for every individual
- Spiritual nourishment
- Personal counseling to set and attain realistic goals
- Educational opportunities
- Recovery programs to sustain emotional stability and sobriety
- Employment readiness and guidance with budgeting and money management
- Health care and wellness resources
- Enrichment activities and volunteer opportunities in the community
The community can assist this ministry in numerous ways. Visit www.oaksoftexas.org/ to learn more about the ministry and see the numerous needs and opportunities. Volunteers are always needed for transportation which includes parole visits, job readiness program and job searches, Celebrate Recovery meetings, and special outings. Employment opportunities are a special need.
The Rotary Club of Humble raises community gift funds via its annual Humble Rotary Festival, Eat Fish, Change Lives , Catfish Fry and Car Show. The community supports this event via purchase of raffle tickets for a new car, more than 50 business and individual sponsorships and participation in several auction events. More than 1200 attended the event last year. This year’s event will be April 16th, 2016 at the Humble Civic Center Arena.
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