Every year in America, hundreds of thousands of men and women are released from jails and prisons. But without quality employment, many of these lives remain in the “underground,” illegal economy. Then new crimes. New victims. Back to jail. Broken families. Expensive prisons. Nobody wins.
Fidalgo’s Underground Coffee is helping interrupt that cycle--with a unique blend of top tier coffee roasting and social enterprising. We proudly employ men and women leaving their conviction histories behind and rising into new lives, in Northwest Washington’s Skagit Valley.
In WA State there are roughly the same amount of prisoners as churches. What if every church wrapped around and embraced one prisoner, into their release and new life? It would be a new underground railroad.
Underground Ministries is partnering with the Dept of Corrections, the Seattle Archdiocese, the North Coast Presbytery and other churches in a pilot program that's already begun.