On Wings of Hope meets one of the greatest needs of inmates returning to society: faith-based transitional housing.
In 2022, On Wings Like A Dove has begun a new initiative, On Wings of Hope. Our first On Wings of Hope Men’s House on Bon Air Ave is open with 4 residents, with a fifth joining us in October. Our first On Wings of Hope Women’s House on Pine Tree Rd is now open with 1 resident onboard who joined us in early September. Additional applications are currently under review for approval.
Each home exists to provide transitional housing for ex-offenders at the time of their release from prison, as part of a 12-month closely managed faith-based program to enable qualified residential participants to gain life skills, employment opportunity, confidence, and a new sense of what it means to be a good citizen in a healthy community. Volunteer Mentors are provided and are committed to walk with the residents through every phase of their transition.
Recently, a local builder, who is also a mentor to one of our Hope house residents, has shared with us plans and a current example of new-construction low-maintenance “shot-gun” style houses with 3 to 5 bedrooms. He is offering to build these at efficient cost and the plan will easily fit on a 50’ city lot.
These economical low-maintenance houses will be a rich haven for Gospel transformation through the ministry of On Wings of Hope. The houses will also fit right in the backdrop of the existing neighborhoods. And as we have already seen at our Men’s house on Bon Air Ave, the full front porch on the house will be an inviting warm place for community engagement and Gospel fellowship for both our new residents and our new neighbors.
Please join us in prayer for the availability of vacant city lots in just the right place and partners to join with us in procurement, construction, mentoring, and life transformation through the continued ministry of On Wings of Hope.
We would love to partner with you!
For more information about the future of On Wings of Hope,
please call us at (336) 829-5060.