2.2 MILLION BEHIND BARS
95 % WILL BE FREED
2 OUT OF 3 WILL GO BACK ---
WE'RE HERE TO CHANGE THAT!
We believe that every life is valuable to God and that none are beyond the reach of His power. We envision, pray, and believe in a future in which those who have been incarcerated can encounter the grace and love of Christ, develop a passionate relationship with Him, and be set free spiritually as well as physically. We equip volunteers from all walks of life to "visit those in prison" and to share the love of Jesus with continual support from the Body of Christ. We coach and prepare "Returning Citizens" to become leaders of their families, communities, and churches once they are released back into the community. We also support them and their families through ongoing coaching to ensure their successful re-entry.
Our goal is to provide Returning Citizens (aka ex-offenders) with . . .
Spiritual and Financial Empowerment
Job and Entrepreneurial Skill Development Opportunities
A Personal Life Coach to assist them with a safe re-entry experience
Food and Affordable Housing
Education to aid them in their achievements and potential for success in life
THE HARD TRUTH
70% is the current prison recidivism rate but Vital Signs' participants have a 1%
8 Million people are caught up in the correctional system in the USA
Over 600,000 will return to society each year with only $25- $50 in their pocket. Vital Signs' participants leave our program with at least $1000 saved in their bank accounts.
Vital Signs Re-entry Ministry is here to change all of that:
We link each Returning Citiizen with a Re-entry Life Coach who has access to our Mpowr intake, collaboration, and reporting system. This system allows our coaches to have access to an updated database of thousands of local and national providers and ex-offender friendly employers whose primary purpose is to reduce prison recidivism in our country. Our Re-entry Life Coaches will assist our participants with life skill training and goal setting for the rest of their lives.
We provide and/or assist with 6 months to 1 year of housing, food, and clothing.
We provide spiritual and financial empowerment to help our Participants become law abiding, tax paying citizens who become community reintergrated.
Vital Signs Re-entry was founded by Lee Robbins in 2013. Lee better understood the plight of "returning citizens," (ex-offenders in the eyes of society) after life coaching several Returned Citizens in Phillips Transitional Center and was stirred in his heart to help prisoners and their families thrive, not just survive, through the transition process. He wanted to teach them that God values them and to equip them with the essential necessities they would need to successfully transition back into society. In just two years, God has done amazing things through Vital Signs Re-entry and has touched many men and their families through the generous support of our partners. There's so much more to come!
As a Faith-based ministry organization, we recognize our accountability to God – and to our partners. We work to ensure that every dollar you give counts for eternity.
Vital Signs Re-entry complies fully with federal and state charitable solicitation requirements and is a Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity.