Our Board & Staff
Our Board of Directors are a group of community citizens that volunteer, as individuals who jointly share compassion for the mission of the nonprofit. The board oversees budgets and fiscal management of the nonprofit and governance. Our working board are dedicated fundraisers in support of expanding and maximizing the mission, oversee fiscal matters and help secure the structure of the nonprofit. The board participates in strategic planning aimed at leveraging working capital, develop staffing policies for inclusion and diversity to ensure that the mission, vision and values of the nonprofit is fruitful and sustainable equally alongside the chief executive officer. Anyone interested in joining the board please contact us.
Angela Hurks: Chief Executive Officer, Founder
Frankie Campbell: Chairwoman
Dolores Watkins: Board Vice President
Chris Nance: Treasurer
Katherine Stevens - Senior Case Manager
Ameka J. Burton - Parenting Education
Our mission is critical and broad in scope ....
We strive to empower formerly incarcerated women at intake and at case planning on providing a holistic and comprehensive approach to reentry services that connect to community programs on engagement,12-Step recovery self-help, financial stabilization and personal development education . We help to locate meetings in the area for new formerly incarcerated women who were introduced to the 12 step community fellowship while serving-time in prison and jail. The 12 step fellowship, is a vehicle that helps individuals who are or once struggled with substance misuse. Its a reminder to millions of members that staying clean must come first. It Works!
The reentry project supports whole life restoration and transform lives to change the trajectory of formerly-and-currently incarcerated citizens lives. Step by Step Ministry Hope Project is here to help formerly incarcerated citizens to make a positive reentry and to impact their lives in the community. We want to assist women in reentry and other reentry citizens on having a safe place to live, build healthy relationships with peers, family, children and the community. Together we are Strong! It's win-win, to spend time in peer to peer discussions, experience new surroundings, demonstrate talent and a craft, prepare a meal or make a favorite dish, create a new hairdo, experience topic discussions and concerns, laugh and giggle together in a family-setting to enhance their home life and, to share a new environment for realization so many formerly-and-currently incarcerated women may not have for positive life restoration. Our value is to reserve life, reduce harm and increase self-care for self-efficacy. We pride this organization on how it engage formerly incarcerated women on activities that is full of joy, fun and motivational.
Formerly incarcerated women have been marginalized and criminalized to be treated and despised as branded felons. Women who have been traumatized are retraumatized in prisons and jail and they lack specialize trauma therapy that is scarcely to receive. Formerly incarcerated women return back often to community with deepen trauma that is explosive because they are sensitive and emotional discontented. Many do not have family support and has lost the connection with their children and immediate families, Many experience stigma immediately after returning from incarcerated and are met with the door of no. The prison-industrial complex in the 21st century continue to breed mass incarceration and civil death to formerly incarcerated returning citizens. They oftentimes are not prepared mentally, spiritually and emotionally to function effectively in a normal life setting and community. Their chances are slim to none despite the belief of the contrary, Many are set-up to fail before they re-enter back into society.
Mass incarceration and the prison-industrial complex calls to be reformed across america. So be it, provide effective rehabilitation programs, workforce development training, quality education programs, and offer more pre-release to prisoners to promote hope and change and opportunities at time of release. Individuals are searching for a positive life changes. We know, life experiences for many weren't the best on the outside before entering the prison-industrial complex. However, changing some people’s mind-set can be thought provoking. Everyone sees the formerly incarcerated as a risk to society, not a good investment, and many members in society are afraid. They seem to be desensitized for human life, unsympathetic without empathy to other's pain, confusion, and fear At-risk individuals can , do and, successfully have restored their life. As long as the formerly incarcerated can get a hand-up versus a hand-out all will be well.
Repeating familiar behaviors in a system of control, punishment and caging. Formerly incarcerated women are disproportionately placed at risks to become harden criminals behind the walls. Allowing access to drugs and electronic devices to travel inside of prisons and other risky interactions found in our state's prisons. There are not enough security in most states prisons, therefore, means of subsidizing officers pay are how the contra-band is entering the prison-industrial complex distinct to the ration of inmates cravings for outside distorted thinking that leads them back or continue to stay locked-up. A direct result of supporting mass incarceration that increases risks for longer sentencing and ultimately death.
America incarcerates more people in this country than any other country in the World. When prisoners are Locked Up, they are Locked Out! Help to end "Us versus Them".
Step by Step Ministry Hope project strive to help women experience full and wholly life transformation which can be a long process coming from marginalized citizens to productive citizens. To reduce institutional barriers better jobs, higher pay, affordable housing and expanded public transportation is a way-out that decreases mass incarceration. At, Step by Step Ministry Hope Project Re-entry, we help formerly incarcerated women transform from prisoners to taxpayer citizens). We provide support to build spirituality, growth and maturity, self-forgiveness and worth through self-realization learning for new knowledge and practices to enhance relationships in the community.
We strive to assist formerly incarcerated women to "Ban the Box" on employment applications. That the formerly incarcerated can experience getting a decent-wage job, included transportation, healthy meals to eat and a good night sleep. We help women to enjoy a new freedom and a new hope to live sober and clean as acceptable, responsible, and productive citizens in society. We work together in harmony with All of Us or None, a national grassroots organization to utilize a God-given voice to speak truth for the first-time freely about life experiences in the unde-caste system which has shamed and stigmatized formerly-and-currently incarcerated citizens across america.
As advocates, formerly incarcerated citizens receive leadership development and advocacy training, as organizing citizens. To restore the civil and human rights for all people who have shuffled through the criminal justice system and mass incarceration, jail, and the prison-industrial complex. We embrace the humanness, we got to work to end mass incarceration, multi-racial, multi-ethical racism to map the connections.
By investing in reentry citizens lives, we invest in building communities around multi-racial multi-ethical discrimination, as well as the necessary parts of the human spirit to access higher education, affordable housing for participation and inclusion of a quality life, Providing a chance to demonstrate good work ethics and respect for human life into full citizenship resourceful on to support parent, child and family reunification.