16 men and 20 women graduated today from a series of faith-based programs offered at the Sarasota County Jail. Known as ‘Road to Re-Entry’ and ‘CORE,’ two of Bayside Community Church’s W.O.R.D. jail ministry programs, the 12-week classes are structured to help with brokenness and life-controlling addictions prior to reentry. Participants address issues such as honesty, trust, acceptance and healing damaged relationships. The third program known as GRIP (God Raising Incredible Parents) is an 11-week series teaching principles to parents without partners to raise their children in a safe, healthy and stable home environment. Here are some photos from today’s graduation. Thank you volunteers and congratulations graduates!
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