DVTD + Forgiven Felons
Forgiven Felons exists to assist formerly incarcerated people in their journey to becoming productive citizens again or for the first time.
Their basic goal is “Helping People with a Past realize their Future.” Forgiven Felons believes if the men and women behind bars have a reason to stay out of prison, then they will never come back. To reach this goal, they have to change and/or implement some core values.
What does Forgiven Felons do?
Forgiven Felons sends men and women into prisons/jails to share the gospel of Jesus. They do this in various ways. Founder Jay Dan still remembers when he was sitting in county jail wondering if he would receive a visit that week.
Forgiven Felons has a landing spot that disciples, mentors, and assists men and women after incarceration. They also provide housing assistance for men. Their goal is to have a balanced approach when helping people get back on their feet. Their organization offers spiritual accountability as well as help with basic life skills such as learning how to navigate public transportation, learning basic computer skills, assisting with resumes, and job search assistance.
Why They Do It
Nationally, almost 80% of inmates return to a criminal lifestyle or prison within three years of release. Sadly, if they don’t go back, many end up under a bridge. Most of the homeless people they meet in their ministry have done time in prison.
Forgiven Felons knows they can’t change everything, but they can do something! Their organization hopes to establish more houses across the state and the nation to decrease the recidivism rate.
How Your Shopping Keeps Giving
When you shop DVTD.com, you give back with every product you purchase!
For example, if you purchase…
- Jenessa Wait This Family Is Set Apart Print ($48)
- MISSIO Golden Hair Spray ($28)
- Starfish Project Ocean Waves Stone Bracelet ($34.99)
Your purchase gives back to help …
- End human trafficking through MISSIO and Starfish Project
- Support missions & ministries through Jenessa Wait
- Formerly incarcerated people become productive citizens!
Previous Causes of the Month
Check out all of the previous causes we have had the privilege of supporting through our Cause of the Month program since our founding.