about us

The Tennessee Prison Outreach Ministry is the first statewide ministry that offers programming for the incarcerated, returning citizens and children of the incarcerated. We are holistic, addressing the spiritual, emotional, social and economic needs of those impacted by incarceration.
 
In-Prison Services
With over 40,000 in prisons and jails in Tennessee, this ministry is committed to providing spiritual and educational programming for the incarcerated. Presently, we have volunteers in nine of our state prisons and in 25 county jails.
 
Worship: We offer Sunday worship services at many of our correctional facilities in Tennessee.
 
NewLife Behavior Classes:  We are teaching faith-based, life-skill classes addressing issues like parenting, anger management and substance abuse.
 
Mentoring/Take One: Our volunteers provide mentoring to the incarcerated. We are also participating in the Take One Initiative with the TN Department of Corrections.
 
Training: The ministry is willing to travel across the state to provide new and seasoned volunteers with basic and advanced prison ministry training.
 
Re-Entry Services
We provide re-entry services to any returning citizen within one year of release from incarceration. We will also walk with the returning citizen for one year after completion of our mandatory one week orientation course. We are near a bus line and will provide bus passes as needed to participants.
 
Transitional HouseThe new men's house is now open and receiving residents. Go to this Transitional Link for pictures and information. We are approved by the Tennessee Department of Corrections. Contact us by phone at 615-870-1126 or by email at office@tnprisonministry.org for an application.
 
Career, Educational and Vocational Training: Our re-entry center has job readiness, faith-based and educational courses available for participants post-release.  
 
Job Placement: With contacts of over 300 employers, we are able to successfully place 87% of participants in a job within ten days of completion of our orientation course. There is also information about employment opportunities at www.JobsForFelonsHub.com
 
Mental Health Services: We provide assessments, individual, group and family counseling to the returning citizen and their family.
 
Case Management: We provide support services to all participants for one year after completing our orientation. 
 
Mentoring: This 1x1 relationship allows you to spend at least one hour per week with one our volunteers to help you reunite with God, family and community.
 
Christian Worship Service: We are striving to build a Christian community through weekly worship each Sunday. Meal at 4:30pm, Worship at 5pm. Transportation provided.
 
Celebrate Recovery: At the re-entry center, we have a Christian-based 12 step program each Thursday.  Meal @ 6:00pm. Large Group at 6:30pm, Share Group at 7:15pm. Go to this CR Link for more information.
 
 
 
Youth Programs
Over 50% of the incarcerated have children under the age of 18 and the majority of the children live in poverty. Parental incarceration often results in generational incarceration. To break this cycle, we offer programs for children throughout Tennessee who are 17 or under and have a parent behind bars.
 
Camp COPE: We have an annual summer camp in June for children of the incarcerated at Whispering  Pines Campground in Gallatin, TN. Activities include Bible classes, swimming, archery, canoeing and group games. Campers between the ages of 8-17 can attend. Full scholarships are available if a parent is incarcerated. Contact us at 615-870-1126 or by email at office@tnprisonministry.org for an application.
 
School Supplies: At the beginning of each school year, we provide backpacks and school supplies to the youth in our program.
 
Camp Cope Walk: We have an annual walk for the Camp COPE children to raise funds to support our youth programs.
 
Making Memories with Moms: We have an annual Christmas party in the local jail for mothers and their children.
 
Christmas Shopping: We collect Christmas gifts for the children and allow parents/guardians one day to shop for their children.
 
TPOM & Re-Entry Center
136 Rains Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203
Office: (615) 870–1126
Fax: (615) 865–6248
Email: office@tnprisonministry.org