The Prisoner's Hope is a Christ-centered ministry reaching out to those incarcerated and their families; serving needs before, during and after incarceration through mentoring and assistance with basic needs to equip for successful re-entry into society.

Working to transform lives,... one at time.


A critical function of TPHMin is walking beside the offender who has served their sentence and is released back into mainstream society to make a smooth transition.  We assist with the basic provisions of food, shelter, clothing, cell phones for potential employer call-backs, transportation and assistance with job placement.  Along with mentoring through accountability partners, support groups and providing worship opportunities for spiritual stability, we also assist with counseling and programs for continued education.  We are here to reduce the odds of prison recidivism and help restore families.


TPHMin is answering the needs of the children to help stabilize the emotions of anxiety, confusion, anger and encourage a healthy outlook during very tumultuous time.  Childrens Hope Ministry reaches out to elementary age children to deal with the complexities of high-stress life situations caused by fractured families, drugs and alcohol, family/neighborhood violence and foster care.  It employs the 16-week Confident Kids curriculum, an international organization that has been pronoting Christian support group programs for children ages 4-12 (and their parents) since 1990.  This branch of the ministry is spearheaded by Dr. Ella Brunner, a veteran in working with children.   EMAIL US TO SIGN UP HERE


Each Thursday night in the Fireside Room at Southeast Christian Church (Blankenbaker Campus) in Louisville, KY we hold a support group for hurting families, mentees and the post-incarcerated providing a platform for confidentiality, shared strengths and a non-judgmental atmosphere. It is a safe place where questions are answered, counsel offered and encouragement found through sharing victories and struggles as we travel on common ground.


Each Tuesday evening in room 206 at Northeast Christian Church, 6:30 to 8:00 PM, we facilitate a families of incarcerated support group.




This branch of TPHMin offers adult studies conducted to help parental guardians better relate to the children in their care using "Becoming a Love & Logic Parent" a 7-week curriculum and runs concurrently with the Children's Hope Ministry. It is hosted by Winnie Walker, a gifted speaker and trained facilitator for this curriculum. Her experience with children includes seven years of "Love & Logic" classes taught in the Clark county school system, YMCA and a various churches.   EMAIL US TO SIGN UP HERE



Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by My Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.  For I was hungry and you gave Me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited Me in, 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 25:34-40



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That over 36% of offenders return to prison within their first year after release?


That there are no educational, vocational or program mandates in Kentucky for the incarcerated, and if an inmate chooses to serve his/her sentence on the ball field, in the weight pile, at the domino table or merely watching TV...it's their prerogative?


That unless some type of intervention takes place, you as a Kentucky taxpayer will continue to pay the bill for not only 1st time offenders, but recidivists that often return 4-5 times before completing an original sentence?


That there's a ministry that is making a difference, changing the recidivism statistics one life at a time?  With the love of Christ, TPHMin mentors men and women on their way to prison, in prison and coming out of prison.


That TPHMin conducts a support group for families of the incarcerated, a parenting class for the one left behind and a children's ministry for the mentee's child(ren).


That Christ alone can break the chains of addiction, crime, prison and recidivism in a person's life?


That you can be involved in this crucial work?  Either vicariously through your donations, by becoming a volunteer or by doing both?


That without your help, our ability to maximize the call to which Christ has commissioned us becomes compromised by lack of funding, volunteers, and/or those that support us in prayer?


That YOU can help Break The Chains?  By clicking on this DONATE link you can make a donation of any amount within a few minutes.



With scant information for the first time offender facing prison, fear, anxiety and confusion can be overwhelming for both them and their families. Experienced volunteers help prepare for the unknown by providing answers to questions, counsel and mentoring, as well as encouragement through support groups.  We assist those that are out on bond or H.I.P. awaiting trial. We mentor men and women along the way, preparing them spiritually for what lies ahead.  We conduct home visitations, counseling and studies in the client's home and require full accountability from our clients. We also assist families as they move toward trial and/or incarceration date.


During incarceration, the TPHMin ministry mentors through jail visits where available, email correspondence, Bible studies and the inmate-led D.A.N.I.E.L. Project while helping family members deal and cope productively with their loved ones in prison.  Support groups for the family meet weekly.  Through mentoring we assist the incarcerated in getting their lives on point, directing towards spiritual excellence, pointing to Christ, whom alone can transform the heart and course in life.  We require all mentees to acquire or complete a GED, MRT (Machination Recognition Therapy) and Life Skills classes and at least one (2yr) vocational certification.  We require ongoing Bible studies, accountability, weekly Chapel attendance and at least bi-monthly correspondence.  We endeavor to navigate each mentee to a place of spiritual and academic success prior to making their exodus from prison.


Note: Candidates for mentoring must be at least 1 year or more from parole or serve-out date.

The Prisoner's Hope is a proactive, multifaceted outreach

that consists of the following areas of ministry.


Ours is a great calling, as you well know.  This ministry exists, not to answer this calling as a burden, but to accept it as a personal and distinct challenge of our generation and culture. Mentoring those in the state of pre-incarceration, incarceration or post-incarceration is a very demanding and difficult endeavor; it is not for the faint of heart.  How blessed we are to gain the trust and relationship of hardened hearts that sets lives on a course of healing and new choices.   Besides prayer and hands-on help, your contributions and donations afford necessary, material provisions for new beginnings. Clothing, shelter, food, transportation, cell phones...the basics most of us take for granted. This ministry operates solely on donations and financial assistance and 100% goes to our 501(c)3 organization.  All proceeds are used to re-build lives and to assist in the endeavors to which we have been commissioned as a ministry outreach.  Your gift has an eternal impact on the lives touched and healed through this ministry.  Will you become and/or continue to be a partner with TPHMin to serve the least of His brothers..and sisters?

The Prisoner's Hope

​Blankenbaker Crossings

11501 Plantside Drive, Suite 10

Louisville KY 40299


Phone:  502-609-1013

E-mail: info@theprisonershope.life



Check donations are welcome. Please mail to the Blankenbaker Crossings address.

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Corporate & Church Sponsored:

    Amos Martin Ministries


    Kosair Charities

    Manna Inc.


    River City Foundations, LLC




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