The Complete Money Guide for Ex-Offenders

Personal finance can be a challenge for anyone, but it can be especially difficult when you’re already struggling to get back on your feet after spending time in prison. From budgeting to finding a new home, this guide can help you overcome some of your immediate financial challenges. UPDATED JULY 1, 2019  JAMIE CATTANACH https://www.valuepenguin.com/personal-finance/ex-offender-money-guide The United States has a higher rate …

About Our Founder

As the Founder and Director of Pools of Bethesda, I, Lynda Hensley, have first and foremost a heart for those who are incarcerated. I also feel that I have a call from God. After receiving the call, doors opened for me to receive training. I have two BA/s in counseling, one Biblical, the other clinical with an emphasis on drug …

How To: Restore, Renew, Release

How we will accomplish this vision.Pools of Bethesda Restoration Center works with ex-offenders and recovering addicts to help each individual and their immediate family members experience a Biblical foundation for life. Our objective is to develop in them critical life skills through Biblical counseling, prayer, worship, education, artistic expression and job training. Licensed staff and highly qualified volunteers in each …

Life: A Series Of Choices

You are where you are today because of the choices / decisions you have made.  The Word of God has much to say about choices. Deuteronomy 30:19“I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you …

I Am Not Defined By My Past Choices And Mistakes

First, many people who commit crimes have themselves suffered from deprivation, injustice, abuse, addiction, and mental illness. Morally, we cannot reduce people to the sum of their heredity and environment. But there’s no denying that luck plays a large role in people’s circumstances and whether they commit crimes, and that these contingencies should mitigate the pain we inflict on offenders whenever possible. …