Transforming lives behind & beyond prison walls
Thrive For Life Prison Project builds bridges of trust, healing and reconciliation between incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals and the community through education and Ignatian spirituality.
Rooted in the Ignatian tradition of being “contemplative in action,” our volunteers and programs help cultivate spiritual and psychological self-awareness, and then help participants transform that awareness into meaningful and rewarding lives.
Thrive For Life Prison Project creates opportunities for spiritual development and provides educational resources for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals while partnering with local universities and local employers.
Why It Matters
Thrive for Life Prison Project is on the front lines of criminal justice reform and social justice efforts through its work supporting currently and formerly incarcerated individuals transition back into society.
When people leave prison, support is often limited, causing high rates of recidivism and perpetuating the cycle of crime and poverty. Thrive for Life’s work involves spiritual guidance and support, housing assistance, employment training and educational opportunities – helping individuals nurture mind, body and spirit so they can lead fruitful lives.