For over 38 years, Abe Brown Ministries
has been developing programs to enable people at risk, their spouse, and
their children to achieve productive and spiritually fulfilling lives. We
believe that people must be changed from the inside out becoming liberated
from spiritual incarceration. When the individuals comprising the community
and state are transformed, the community and state collectively will be
transformed. Ultimately all residents, businesses, and others benefit from a
safe, secure, and productive society. Abe Brown Ministries, Inc. invites you
to join in our efforts to change the Tampa Bay Area and the State of
Florida, "One Person at a Time."
is an exciting alternative to life as we know it in our community! Many men
and women are being released from within the prison walls and returning to
our community to relive their past of no job, no housing....mere existence.
Ready4Work is a nationally recognized program assisting
ex-offenders with re-entry into the community and workforce, effectively
leading clients toward a productive life.
with a four-pronged approach; case management, life-coaching, job training
and job placement assistance, Ready4Work motivates and moves individuals to
become productive, responsible citizens within the community.
Commitments and strategic partnerships with faith-based
organizations, local businesses, community outlets and the judicial system
assist to ensure individuals transition successfully back into the
In 2003, President George W. Bush selected Operation New Hope
as the pilot site for the Ready4Work program. It was applauded by President Bill
Clinton in his book, “Giving,” and endorsed by President Barack Obama,
Ready4Work is also considered by many to be a model program for the nation.
Other supporters include current and former City of Jacksonville leaders
Mayor John Peyton, Sheriff John Rutherford, Sheriff Nat Glover and former
U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao.
Clients are ex-offenders having not committed violent or
sexual crimes, and must undergo a complete background screening prior to
acceptance into the program.
Upon acceptance, participants are required to
attend a comprehensive 4-6 week career development training course,
featuring employment and life-skills. Additionally, participants are
partnered with a case manager to provide guidance and support, as well as
referrals for community assistance, life-coaching and follow-up drug
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Hillsborough County Board of County
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The mission of Abe Brown Ministries
is to compassionately
Love of Christ by helping
offenders, ex-offenders and their families to
achieve productive and fulfilling lives. We
provide comprehensive services that
help clients of our Ministry to establish
an intimate relationship with Christ
and address the root causes of problem
issues and prepare for gainful employment, which gives hope for sustaining their personal,
family and financial futures.
The end result is
productive citizens in our communities,
improving the quality of
life for all.
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