Brother's Keeper -- A Prison Ministry of Tri-State Men's Center, Inc
B. K. Mission Statement

 

BROTHER'S KEEPER
MISSION STATEMENT
 

WE ARE A NOT-FOR-PROFIT CHRISTIAN ORGANIZATION

PROVIDING SUPPORT TO DISADVANTAGED MEN,

PRIMARILY THOSE HAVING ISSUES WITH

CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS.

OUR MISSION IS TO GIVE THESE INDIVIDUALS THE OPPORTUNITY

TO RETURN THEIR LIVES TO PRODUCTIVE ENDEAVORS

BY PROVIDING THEM WITH AFFORDABLE HOUSING, FELLOWSHIP AND

OTHER SUPPORTIVE SERVICES.

 
 
 
The Tri-State Men’s Center desires to make a difference for the men who are returning to our community from jail or prison. We fully realize that life outside the prison might be more dangerous. Returning to the old neighborhood and its bad influences often leads to a life of more crime.
It is our intention to provide a safe place, away from the pressures of their past, where they will receive the positive influences from men who desire to see their lives change. Others made this transition to a better life and have become good citizens.
 
Our program is designed to take men from their point of need and educate them  towards the more positive things in life. The primary needs of food, clothing, shelter, and access to education, job and job training will be provided. Other needs will be provided, if possible. We, as a faith-based organization, place great importance on a man’s spiritual life. However, each man will have the freedom to decide his spiritual life.
 
Early in our research of aftercare programs, we decided that we would use BROTHERS KEEPER as our name. We will go to the maximum length to live up to our name.
 
Upon release, and based on availability of space, a man will enter one of the Brothers Keeper homes. Our residents would be restricted to the house, work, school, medical, judicial, and other community support meetings, such as twelve-step meetings and faith-based organizations. We will provide transportation when possible.
The house would be their home and the atmosphere would be relaxing by design, with a minimum of rules. There will be a lot of interaction between house mates, promoting a support system that builds healthy relationships. Primary goals will be spiritual growth, character development, and career development. The ultimate goal is for them to transition to successful and independent living.