We provide an outlet for spiritual growth. Simply put, the concept of saying “Yes.” So many individuals behind prison walls feel left out and uncared for. We want to show that we genuinely care!
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed.
Proverbs 31:8 (NLT)
What we do best:
We are connected with 126 incarcerated men and women throughout Texas, Mississippi, and Michigan. We provide them with Bible studies, written words of encouragement, prayer, and holiday & birthday cards.
We offer mentoring services to those that choose and allow us to be a part of their everyday lives. This includes staying in contact upon their release back into society. We also send care packages which include Bibles, spiritual books, devotionals, crossword games, coloring pages, and specialty materials upon request to assist with depression, anger, etc.
We provide monthly emails to each family member through the Jpay and Securus systems.
Our goal is to offer whatever a person may need to help them grow both spiritually & personally.
Prison Visit Dates
The A.R.M. (Anointed Rap Movement) show came about in 2020 when Covid prevented IOPM from hosting church services within the Polunsky Unit. This became a platform for the entire unit, even those on death row, to hear the Word of God, and be encouraged and uplifted. Kay Jay SD1, better known as the First Lady of A.R.M., and Dirty Face brainstormed over the phone about what they thought this should look like. Raw Business and Lil Chris happily joined the team, and the four of them came up with the show’s topics and layout. They are also responsible for producing the A.R.M. BAR, the weekly newsletter everyone on the unit receives. This newsletter is filled with words of encouragement, Spiritual uplifting Scriptures, and random acts of kindness. This is all done by individuals on the unit, including the warden. The A.R.M. show can now be heard throughout all TDCJ facilities with the tablets. We contribute to the indigent program for those who cannot afford to purchase essential hygiene products, and we are proud sponsors and supporters of the Plounsky Campus Life Coaches.
With passion in our hearts, we strive to be the voice of our forgotten brothers and sisters behind the wire, letting them know they are cared for and loved.
A clip from our most recent A.R.M. Show
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Becoming a Life Coach is no easy task. These men must fill out an application with character references from their peers and staff. The application process also includes a thorough interview by the unit Chaplain and the Senior Warden.
You may be asking yourself; “What is a Life Coach?”. A Life Coach is someone dedicated to teaching others to maximize their cognitive skills. Life Coaches teach a six-week course centered on building the way people think. Life Coaches teach all custody levels. The goal of each class is to provide residents with the cognition that embodies positive life choices. The Life Coaches prepare students for the many obstacles life will throw at them. They challenge their classes to think before they act, to engage in self-talk, and to “recover quickly or regain slowly.” After the completion of the classes, the students have a formal graduation ceremony. Graduations typically occur every six to seven weeks. Graduations are more than just a ceremony of certificates. The Life Skills Graduation is a celebration! For most of these men, this graduation will begin a new life for them. Life Skills Graduations are celebrated with food, speeches, and movies. Life Coaches add value to their community. Life Coaches offer real solutions to everyday problems. Life Coaches change lives! Visit our IOPM Graduation Gallery to celebrate with our graduates.
Donating Time & Volunteering
You are allowed to visit TDCJ units three times without being a TDCJ-certified volunteer. However, you must call up to whatever unit you plan to visit and make arrangements with the unit Chaplin two to three weeks in advance. If you feel this is something you’d like to do long-term, please fill out the TDCJ volunteer training form at the link below. Please allow six months for the paperwork to be processed and approved.
If you’re interested in helping with mailing out and organizing materials, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are growing daily, and we could always use some extra hands-on taking care of the mail and keeping things organized and in order.
Volunteer Training from TDCJ. *Required