Our Mission:

True Freedom Enterprises

is a non-profit organization dedicated solely to
prisoner workforce empowerment.

 
 
 

We exist to

revolutionize prisoner reentry in America by reducing recidivism through specializing in:

• Pre-release prisoner 
workforce readiness training

• Pre-release work release programming

•Post-release trade-school training

 

"We did more than transport seven women from the prison to the cafe at the Virgil Brown building. We restored honor and dignity to lives that have been broken."

Mike Swiger
executive director 

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Our Impact

In September of 2017, the True Freedom Ministries Board voted to form True Freedom Enterprises, a separate and sister 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated solely to prisoner workforce empowerment and transitional housing. Since then, Mike Swiger and the entire True Freedom Ministries team have worked hard to make this program purposeful and life changing, specializing in:

  • Pre-Release prisoner workforce readiness training

  • Pre-Release Work Release Programing

  • Post-Release trade-school training


20,000

prisoners are released in Ohio each year.

75%

of men and women are still unemployed after 1 year

67%

are re-arrested within three years!

 

Our Programs

The True Freedom Enterprises program will give these returning citizens a legitimate opportunity to locate gainful employment by providing:

• Gain real-world work experience prior to release
• Gain transferable skills and certifications to increase their human capital
• Receive job evaluations and job referrals from employers that can be used to secure post-release employment
• Gain access to re-entry resources to reduce financial barriers to reintegration

 

Pre-Release Workforce Empowerment Program

In 2018, True Freedom Enterprises launched a pre-release workforce empowerment program designed to address the staggering 70% unemployment rate returning citizens face upon release from prison. 

POST-RELEASE EDUCATION PROGRAM

True Freedom has partnered with Ashland University to provide employment skills-based certificates and accredited associate’s and bachelor’s degree programming to individuals recently released from prison.  Through this unique collaboration, Ashland University has agreed to waive all tuition costs and fees above the Pell Grant, so that True Freedom students receive this training absolutely free.

 
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Get Involved

With the generous support of volunteers and financial donations, True Freedom Enterprises can expand the impact within the community that supports our mission that helps prisoners re-enter life with meaningful employment and housing. Help us change lives today with a financial gift or with your time.

 

Volunteer opportunities

We are a volunteer-driven organization.  The only thing that prevents us from doing more is volunteers like you.

Make a Donation

Help Change a Life Today! Your gift enables the opportunity to transform the lives of prisoners, the addicted and homeless across Northeast Ohio.