No matter how tough an inmate is inside, the thought of “being on the street” is daunting.
During the first 72 hours after release, ex-offenders are uncertain about the basics of life, such as sleeping arrangements, securing transportation and better clothes. Essentials like birth certificates, social security cards and driver’s licenses seem like mountains to be climbed. Predators selling drugs and offering an easy return to the old lifestyles are everywhere as men and women step off the bus.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_gallery type="nivo" interval="5" images="255,257,287,259,258,260" onclick="link_image" custom_links_target="_self" img_size="large"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]Doing HIS Time established the 72 Hour Fund in Denver, CO in April, 2004. 72 Hour Fund offers vital, tangible, hands-on assistance for former inmates to help them take positive steps towards successful reintegration. Clothes, bus tokens or hygiene items are all small “cups of cold water” (see Matthew 10:42) that immediately begin restoring dignity and self-respect. Clothes, bus tokens, job counseling and other basic essentials are available on a needs-driven basis for all who make an appointment.
72 Hour Fund Reduces Recidivism
From 2009-2013, over 1,500 ex-offenders have come through our ministry. Less than 19.5% of men and 12.6% of women who have received our assistance during this five year period have gone back to a Colorado prison.
To make an appointment to visit 72 Hour Fund or reserve a seat on Barn-A-Bus, call 303-292-2304 OR write to Chris @ the 72 Hour Fund at DHT, PO Box 1508, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
To make a donation to the 72 Hour Fund / Colorado, please visit our Make A Donation Page and specify the 72 Hour Fund as your designation for the donation.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]