Individuals, Churches, Businesses, Grants, Board Members, Volunteers, etc.
The three T’s sum up how you can help JUMPSTART: Time: Mentors are vital to successful re-entry into society. Godly men and women can make a big difference in an ex-offender’s life. You can sign up as a volunteer. Talent: What is your area of influence? What do you do well? Where is your heart? What skills
Our focus will be to put in place the necessary infrastructure and staff for JUMPSTART’s long term organizational growth and sustainability. Our plan includes “Restoration Village Upstate” (a JUMPSTART Community), a community unlike any other. The village will provide transitional housing for those re-entering society from prison in a community setting that prepares them
The JUMPSTART program has a 96% success rate for participants that complete both the Inside and Outside program and graduate. Successful participants are gainfully employed in positions that pay a living wage and have growth potential. They live in stable housing, are a member of a church, and utilize sound financial principles to live
Upon completion of the 40-week inside program and release from prison, the 12-month outside program provides participants a Christ-centered program with low-cost, safe and stable housing, access to free physical, mental, dental healthcare, as well as a recovery program for chemical dependency. We provide individual case management with mentoring and financial stability training. JUMPSTART
1,000 inmates participate annually in 16 South Carolina prisons, including both institutions that only house females. Over 500 complete our discipleship program each year.
Inmates can apply to participate two years before their release. The Jump Start program begins with a 40-week intensive discipleship process that includes a class curriculum focused on transforming lives through worship, fellowship, discipleship, mentoring, serving others, living with a purpose and re-entry education. It uses unique, peer-to-peer assessments that ensures accountability and drives
In 2008, a small group of volunteers, with the support of the Tyger River Correctional Institution’s chaplain, began ministering to the inmates at Tyger River. This group consisted mostly of retired men and women who went into the prison during the normal work-day. Two of our founding members worked night-time vocational jobs (one in
JUMPSTART is a South Carolina based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to restoring the lives of inmates on the inside and outside of prison. We accomplish our mission by addressing the spiritual, educational, employment, healthcare, housing, and family relationship needs of current and former prisoners and assisting with their re-entry into society.