Prodigal Ministries receives grants for 2018

On Thursday, June 14th, 2018, Jennifer Partin, Executive Director of Prodigal Ministries attended a luncheon hosted by the Kentucky Bar Foundation Fellows & Partners for Justice Society in Lexington.  Prodigal was very happy to have been awarded several grants.

Jennifer Partin accepts a check from J. David Porter of Lexington who serves as KBF Immediate Past President for Fiscal year 2017-18.

 

Prodigal was awarded grants from the following:

Brown Forman Corporation – $10,000 to sponsor the Golf Tournament and Christmas in September fund raisers.

Community Foundation of Louisville – $10,000 for a Technology upgrade.

Cralle Foundation – $5,000 for Client Advocacy and Support services.

Gheens Foundation – $10,000 for a Director of Operations position.

Good Samaritan Foundation – $44,920 for dental care for our clients.

Ky Bar Association – $5,000 for Client Advocacy and Support services.

Louisville /Jefferson County Metro Government – $5,000 for utilities for the Prodigal House West. 

Prodigal Receives $10,000 Women 4 Women Grant

Prodigal Ministries was one of 10 local organizations to receive a grant from Women 4 Women. The $10,000 grant will be used to fund counseling services for the women we serve.

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Celebrating it’s 25th anniversary, Women 4 Women improves the lives of women and girls in Metro Louisville through education, advocacy and grants to enable self-sufficiency. Women 4 Women is the only organization in the community solely focused on the needs of women and girls.

Read the announcement that appeared in Today’s Woman.

Christmas is closer than you think!

It’s not too soon to make your list. Plan now to attend the annual Prodigal Ministries Christmas in September. The event will be held on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at the historic Seelbach Hotel.

Imagine you have just been released from prison with nowhere to turn. You have no home to go to, no job waiting for you, and no family willing to offer shelter and support. You can turn to Prodigal Ministries. Prodigal offers four transitional living homes in the Louisville area – three for men (two on Oak Street in Old Louisville and one in Buckner) and one for women (in Crestwood). These facilities offer hope and a chance to start over. Staff and volunteers provide stability and support to former prisoners, helping them develop community living skills and accountability they need to redirect their lives and become productive citizens. Not only does reducing the rate of former inmates returning to prison save the Commonwealth of Kentucky money, but it restores these individuals to a place in society.

The main annual fund-raiser to make all of this possible is Christmas in September (CIS). The proceeds raised from the evening accounts for over 25% of the annual Prodigal Ministries budget.  The program for the evening includes appetizers and a silent auction, dinner and a speaker, and the live auction Sponsor a Client.

If you are interested in sponsoring the event, or purchasing a table of 10 or individual tickets, please contact Steve Skaggs, program chair, at  (502) 777-6433.

 

Tickets Available Now for Annual Christmas in September Dinner

The  9th Annual Christmas in September Fashion Event & Dinner will be held Thursday, September 8, 2016, at the Seelbach Hilton Louisville, beginning at 5:30 pm.

Sponsored by Stock Yards Bank & Trust, the annual event is held to raise funds for Prodigal Ministries, Inc., a Louisville agency that serves men and women inmates upon their release, helping them to avoid prison return.

“Prodigal Ministries gives hope to newly-released men & women, providing critical support such as housing, job training, and counseling that significantly increase their chances of not returning to prison,” said Jennifer Partin, Executive Director of Prodigal Ministries.

“The first 90 days are crucial. With no housing, no job prospects and no income source, many of these men & women are simply overwhelmed and fall back into old patterns that result in a return to prison. Of those that return to prison, a majority – nearly 85% – will reoffend within 30 days of release,” explained Partin.

The support services the organization provides have helped Prodigal Ministries to achieve a significantly reduced return-to-prison rate for its clients, compared to state and national rates.

The event will be held Thursday, September 8, at the Seelbach Hilton Louisville in downtown Louisville. Tickets are $175 each, with tables of 10 at $1,750.  Holiday attire is suggested.

For tickets, please send an email with your contact information to reservations@ProdigalKy.org, or call 502-386-1473.