Azalea City Prison Ministry Refuge of Hope and Lydia’s House
Azalea City Prison Ministry operates in 30 different prisons and jails. They aim to assist the Chaplains assigned to the prison and encourage and train volunteers to work with these chaplains at the prison. They also have the Refuge of Hope which is a 9-month program for men parolees. The cost of the program to the parolee is $0. The Lydia’s House is a housing facility for women parolees. In addition, they provide Christmas packages to men, women, and children in jails and prisons. They provide Christian discipleship, education and job training.
Durham Expunction and Restoration Program (DEAR) is a North Carolina-based organization that removes barriers to employment and housing by providing free legal services to Durham residents who cannot afford attorneys to expunge charges and convictions from their criminal records and restore suspended or revoked drivers’ licenses.