cityCURRENT Women In Business & Philanthropy Luncheon – Jan. 31
January 31 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
This luncheon brings together 2 of cityCURRENT’s Strategic Focuses:
- Strategic Corporate Philanthropy
- Community Collaboration – The diverse group of women will serve as a brain trust and aid in information sharing which will, in turn, help cityCURRENT serve Middle TN.
For convenience, the lunches are set up as Dutch treat.
Our woman focused spotlight nonprofit for this lunch will be This is Living Ministries.
Women with a heart to see lives restored met as a group of jail ministry volunteers in 2016. We all felt passionate about helping people after incarceration. As we were seeking to find resources for the ladies & men after incarceration, we realized there was a huge need for housing, training, clothing, and spiritual formation. With a recidivism rate of 86% in our surrounding rural county jails and a recidivism rate of nearly 50% in our state prisons, we decided to turn our vision into a mission. We started with an outreach discipleship class once a week, and we volunteered to take them to services and provide the means to pay for the services. After a few years of experience helping after incarceration, research and development, and training with multiple re-entry programs, we opened the doors to our first re-entry home in 2019!