The Christian Outreach Committee Prison Ministry receives applications from paroled individuals for participation in a year long, comprehensive program that provides housing, employment, mentoring and other services. An application has recently been received from a promising candidate that will be reviewed by committee members; if approved, there is an immediate need for lodging. Realtors have stated the current inventory of local house/apartment rentals is at a historic low level.
Perhaps you own a rental property (1 or 2 bedroom house or apartment) in Lexington, Buena Vista, or Rockbridge County and are interested in leasing to the candidate. Christian Outreach Committee funds and Rockbridge Area Relief Association funds will guarantee payment for several months.
Parish support of this important and fulfilling ministry through donations of furnishings is deeply appreciated as is current consideration of housing a candidate.
Contact David Gates (540) 261-1410 or Susan Cross (540) 460-7091 with questions.