Here is a Picture of our latest and we believe final version of what our facility will look like. We are going to start in what we call Phase one of our program just using the top floor of our building. The first floor does not need a lot of work to be ready, all that we need is to install a women's and a mens bathroom that are handicap ready, and a couple of dividing walls to the front room. During Phase one we will be housing our ladies in the room that is presently marked interns, we believe that we can very easily house 6-8 women. Our first donations are going to get this Phase one completed. With the initial 6 ladies we are going to need around $9,000 a month to pay all the expenses to house them, this is also what we are using our donations for.
Phase 2 of our program will be what you see in the top picture below, when we get to this phase we can house up to 20 ladies and will be running fully staffed and also will have interns living with us and helping us.
Please pray about supporting us with a one time donation to help us start phase one, or maybe even a monthly donation to help us house our first 6 ladies.
As some of you know, we have launched our Facebook page. You may have started to see our posts, or at least we hope you have, we would love you to join us on Facebook by Liking our page. There are many ways you can help us, Prayer and Financial support are two areas, but a big one is to help us to get the word out about our ministry. Through the Gate is a wonderful ministry that God had laid on our hearts, we will be helping women when they get out of incarceration. We will help them to get re-established back into community, the rate at which women are re-incarcerated is around 30% in Indiana, and some of these women would not gone back if there was someone to help them, we want to be that someone. There is an estimated 26 women being released into Montgomery county this year alone, we want to be ready to help as many as we can, but to do that it will take huge support from people like you. Please pray and consider helping us to help them.
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It has been a while since we have updated everyone on how things are going at Through the Gate. We have been busy, We had a great opportunity to be a part of this years Symposia Christi at Purdue University. Check them out at https://www.facebook.com/SymposiaChristi, This years theme was Human dignity and sex slavery. All I can say is it is hard to walk away from a conference like this and not be changed forever. In many ways some of the women we want to help have experienced what it is like to be treated without dignity and many have been abused in one way or another. With your help we can all be part of the solution and not part of the problem. Please consider a monthly donation.
Eldridge Cleaver “If you are not a part of the solution, you are a part of the problem.”
Here are some pictures of our table at the Symposium.