The Well is named for the time our Savior met the sinful woman at the well (John 4) and helped her discover a new life through Him. The Well is a part of the Woman Set Free classes offered inside the prison walls. An inmate is encouraged to attend and “dip into The Well,” drawing out what she personally needs in order to begin a new life. The Well currently offers financial skills classes, classes on interviewing for a job, completing resumes, personal hygiene, domestic violence education, and everything else that goes along with living day to day life in a respectable way. Above all, and most importantly, she is invited to attend Bible studies and grow in her relationship with the Lord. We believe that her personal relationship with Christ is the only way she can truly be free.
The reason for the excitement around The Well is very simple. The team of Woman Set Free has witnessed the scared faces and the concerned eyes of the inmates who truly want to make a new life on the outside but really do not have the skills or knowledge by which to do so. Their choice most of the time upon release is to either live on the street or return to the neighborhood where they got into trouble. The reality is for many, while locked up, a heart change truly occurred when they met our Savior but their lack of life skills did not. Woman Set Free believes that with the life skills training and solid Biblical teaching offered at The Well, the Lord truly can set prisoners free! Woman Set Free also believes that the Lord can use us to be the bridge that our precious sister needs, taking her from unskilled and scared ex-inmate to skilled and confident daughter of the King.
The Well team (a committee within Woman Set Free) conducted research for over one year and has now published an extensive and exhaustive informational resource list for the current inmate to receive before being released. This many-paged resource list contains such things as where to find clothing, recovery classes, local churches, shelter, housing, employment, educational and legal services to name a few. Of course as with everything we do, this list will be offered free of charge to the inmate. She can make contact with the resource(s) listed that suit her particular needs before being released. The Well brings her hope for a future outside the walls. The Well trainers sit with her and teach her how to use the packet given to her equipping her for life filled with hope.
The Well has proven to be very successful.
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