We approach care from several perspectives. Our ladies receive intense
counseling concerning past abuse and neglect. We enroll them in
Rehabilitation for job skills and education. We get them connected to Health
Serve for their health care needs. We have an in-house recovery class every
Friday night. They are taught communication skills. Our ladies are taught how to
dress and wear make-up appropriately. Most importantly, they are taught how to
be women of character so that they will have a strong ethical foundation for making
2002, we graduate approximately eight women per year.
Eighty percent have remained drug free and have not returned to their former
lifestyle. Some have graduated from college; many have been reunited with
their children. Tabitha ladies are successfully working creating new family
relationships and working in the ministry. In the US, there are over 532,000 children in the foster care
system. We believe that one of the best gifts we can give the next generation is
healthy, drug free mothers!
helping women has proven successful; our volunteers have modeled selflessness
and caring to our residents. No salaries are given at Tabitha Ministry, we
are solely supported by volunteers and donations. All work
is done on a volunteer basis, and graduates of the program are encouraged to “give back”
by helping after they leave.
Currently, all of our support comes from individuals and churches. We also
operate a Thrift Store (Tabitha's Closet) that helps with the day-to-day costs of running the
ministry. Once a lady is employed, we expect them to pay fifty dollars per week
toward living expenses. A strict accounting of all monies is required.
For every lady we take in, we turn down an average of three others.
In 2010, we finished construction on a second house, in order to help more women (Click
here to see our houses).
Thank you for the opportunity to share about Tabitha Ministry. We would ask
that you prayerfully consider supporting us. Any amount given will go directly
to client services. Bless you!
What does Tabitha Ministry Do?
Named after the Biblical woman who was raised from the dead (Acts 9),
Tabitha Ministry was founded in May 1999 to:
- Provide help for women who are being released from prison: to setup a home
of their own, to find and keep a job, and to make new relationships
- Provide hope for women who have given up
- Provide a home where women can rest, heal and grow in their relationship
with their Heavenly Father
Tabitha Ministry teaches one weekly classes in the women's
prison: "Life's Choices for Healing." Check out Prison Ministry to learn more about
our prison ministry.