A very important element of our ministry is our transitional house. Our house is located in North Dallas off
I-635 and Skillman/Audelia. We have a duplex that has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths on each side. We provide a house phone, cable tv, twin bed, dresser, night stand, computer, and we have a nice pool table.
At the Forgiven Felons house residents are welcomed home from prison with hygiene, clothing, bus pass, and a little food to get them going. Other than that the men are expected to be self-reliant and function with little oversight. There's a curfew of 11pm each night, chores that are split between the residents, and mandatory activities. While there's lots of freedom here there's also a lot of accountability. We random drug/alcohol test.
Financial Obligation: $150 administrative fee. $132 per week ($137 per week if on ankle monitor) or $558 per month ($578 if on ankle monitor).
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Mandatory Activites: these are non-negotiable activities.
Bible Study-Sunday mornings at 8:30a-9:30a. Jay Dan leads a bible study. There are Sunday morning chores to get done before the bible study starts. Breakfast is also served at this time.
Church- The van leaves for our church, Trinity Church, at 10am. Service is from 11a-1p. After ninety days a resident may visit their own church but must still attend bible study with the house.
Re:Generation- This is our recovery class we go to on Monday nights from 6:30p-8:30p. The van leaves the house at 6pm. There is a workbook that we do each day that correlates with the class. This book is mandatory and a part of our program. For more information on this class we attend click here.
Mandatory Activities: unless working, these are non-negotiable.
3rd Saturday Lunch (watch video below)- Each third Saturday we have a lunch at the house that is open to the public from 11a-1p. The men set up for the lunch the night before and the morning of. Forgiven Felons provides the meat, the residents provide the drinks, and we ask guests to bring a side dish, but don't let it stop you from coming if you can't bring one. We fellowship and hang out. Come tour the house, get to know the residents, and hear some great stories.
Plunge- This is our church's baptism service and is on Sunday night every 6-8 weeks. It's an outdoor celebration of all the people that want to profess Jesus as their Lord and Savior. There's food, live music, fellowship and baptisms. It's a community event so all are welcome.
Men's Breakfast- These happen every few months and is a time where hundreds of men get together, eat breakfast, and listen to a word from a speaker.