The Gracious Promise programs address the needs encountered in a holistic way, surrounding our clients with community and resources during times of crisis and beyond.
Our expertise lies in understanding our clients needs and helping them move forward in their walk with Christ.
Here are just a few examples of the programs we provide as we formulate a plan for success...
PROGRAMS AVAILABLE THROUGH OUR VOLUNTEERS:
Behind the Walls Visits: One-On-One Contact / Visiting Angels / Life Skill Classes / Bible Studies and Church Services
One-on-one contact is an outreach program providing Christ-centered spiritual support and encouragement to those incarcerated. Our goal is to facilitate a successful transition back into the community by promoting spiritual maturity and by offering follow-up accountability. Our volunteers are granted access to area jails and prisons to provide this support. Male and female prisoners sign up to meet with GP Volunteers during weekly visits to Johnson County Kansas correctional facilities in Gardner KS (Mondays) and Olathe KS (Thursdays).
Visiting Angels. WFor addoitional encouragement and counse, men and women on the Gardner and Olathe jails can request visits from GP Volunteers during regular visiting times each week.
Life Skill Classes (Gardner only). GP Volunteers lead classes behind the walls including:
- Anger Management
- Freedom from Addiction
- Managing Personal Finances
- 5 Love Languages
- God's Blueprint for Manhood
Bible Studies and Church Services. We provide weekly Bible studies and church services at the Johnson County Therapeutic and Residential Center in Gardner
Our volunteers send personalized post-visitation, Birthdays, Easter and Christmas cards to those we visit plus additional correspondence on request.
Mentoring & Discipleship
For clients interested in seeing ongoing life change, we offer the "Mentoring-2-Excel" program that matches people from the community with ex-offenders to provide ongoing counsel, support, and spiritual growth.
Support by Area Churches
We help connect families of the incarcerated and ex-offenders to area churches who can often assist with physical as well as spiritual needs.
Help for Children of Prisoners
Our annual Back-to-School Backpack and Christmas Adopt-A-Family programs provide items for children who have an incarcerated parent and whose caregiver is currently working with GP volunteers.
Share the Hope Groups
We provide weekly Christaian fellowship meetings for men and women whp have returned to community life. These take place on ay 8am on Saturdays at Homer's Coffee Shop in Overland Park.
We direct families of the incarcerated and Ex-Offenders and their families to call the One-Assist Hotline (913.715.8989) or to go online to www.myresourceconnection.com for:
- Food, Clothing and Transportation
- Housing Options
- I.D. Assistance
- Employment Assistance
- Recovery Groups
*How do I connect with Gracious Promise before or after I am released?
Call us at 913.342.1707 and leave a recorded message for a GP volunteer to follow up with you.
* Do I have to belong to a particular church or denomination to ask for advice or support?
No. Gracious Promise is a faith-based organization that does not discriminate based on race, sex, religion, creed or culture.
* Do you charge for your services?
Our guidance is provided free of charge. Our faithful church and individual donors provide funds for Gracious Promise. We welcome all donations and contributions from the general public, no matter the size. Your donations are life-changing.
* What happens to information about myself that I share with Gracious Promise volunteers?
Anything you share with us stays with us - guaranteed.