Who We Are
Prodigal Ministries is a Christian aftercare program offering a therapeutic living environment for men and women straight out of prison. We are faith based, but will, and do, work with anyone who has a true desire to change their life. Our mission is to help them become self-sufficient and avoid prison return with Christ as their primary support system, enabling them to rejoin their families and loved ones.
We provide much needed stability and support to former offenders, helping them develop the community living skills, accountability and sober living that is needed to redirect their lives and become productive citizens. With God’s help, we achieve meaningful results, helping valuable individuals change their direction and future for the next generations.
Prodigal Ministries grew from the dream of an ex-offender. During eight years of incarceration, he observed a high number of former offenders returning to prison for the second, third or more times. It was his dream to offer hope and help to former prisoners upon their release so that they could make a fresh start and live a meaningful life. In 1994, he and a small group of caring community leaders, founded Prodigal Ministries which has grown from a non-residential mentoring program to four transitional homes in Jefferson and Oldham Counties.
What We Offer
In 2022, Prodigal’s 28th year, we operate four transitional homes in Jefferson and Oldham counties. In downtown Louisville, we have Prodigal House East and West, side by side, on Oak Street for men. Our women’s home, the McCauley House, is in Crestwood, and just a few miles away in Buckner, is the Wright House for men. With intention, our homes are equipped with all the comforts, safety and security that change a house into a home. We have created environments where our clients are able to get on with the business of rebuilding their lives so they can experience healing, change and finally true freedom. Each home is also a therapeutic living community, where they find safety and peace to work with professionals, staff and volunteers to change the trajectory of their lives.
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