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Step-1 Prison Ministry

Prison can be a lonely place. Many of the men and women we serve have been abandoned by their friends and family, forced to serve their time in isolation.

Along Side’s mentorship program steps into that moment of abandonment and points men and women to a Savior who will never leave their side. Through weekly in-prison visits designed to provide counseling, bible study, and fellowship, our mentors work over a 12-month span to prepare inmates both mentally and spiritually for a new life upon release.

“A year before I was released, they gave me a mentor,” says Chrissy, an Along Side graduate. “She came to see me in prison every week. We would do bible study together and talk about me, my past, my emotions, and what was going on in my life. We would go over past mistakes and what I could do to change those behaviors. She’s a very strong woman of faith and I’ve learned a lot from her. Today we’re best friends, I love her to death!”

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Give now to give hope and a second chance at life!

People incarcerated in Arizona: 42,000

The Problem: only 33% of released inmates stay out of prison

The Solution: 92% of our graduates get out and stay out!