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 Department of Corrections, the Seattle Archdiocese, the North Coast Presbytery and other churches in a pilot program that's already begun.
One way Underground Ministries opens these new relationships is through their new One Parish One Prisoner initiative, where community members throughout the Northwest are connected with individuals in within their last two years of their prison sentences, building mutual trust and discovering one another through the reentry process.