BLOC’s outreach to women inmates is an extension of the Weightless Anchor
day shelter, a first-line intervention for women in prostitution, trap houses, addiction and sex-trafficking. Jail
time is sometimes a blessing, as it leaves our ladies clean and able to think
clearly for the first time in years. When one of our ladies goes to jail, we
have women pastors specifically authorized to visit and counsel them.
encouragement through face-to-face pastoral visits, being present at court
hearings and providing the ladies we first met at Weightless Anchor with Bibles
and devotionals while they are incarcerated gives them a real and lasting hope for the future.
Through relationships with courts and local judges, we work together to move women from jail to probation with the necessary supports, services and interventions to keep them safe and drug free. From there, we offer them the opportunity to become a part of
BLOC’s Redeemed House and long-term programs placing them on the road to recovery, hope, well being and lifelong success.
Joanne Stehura, Director & Community Pastor, Women's Jail Ministry: firstname.lastname@example.org or
513-238-0104Lisa Jones: email@example.com or 571-344-3920
"I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. Then the righteous will answer him, Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you? The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me." - Matthew 25: 36-40