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Changing Lives Through Our Prisoner Aftercare Program

The Mission Gate Prison Ministry prisoner aftercare program is available to ex-inmates for one or more years after their release from incarceration. Our ministry owns and operates five guest homes in the St. Louis, Missouri, area to provide safe ex-prisoner housing for anyone who wants to change their lifestyle. Click here to learn more about volunteering for our program.


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About Our Guest Houses

Each unit is managed by an in-house supervisor or resident assistant. The in-house supervisor is a respected Christian leader who has been free from drugs and alcohol for three years. He/she assists in the spiritual day-to-day guidance of the residents. A resident assistant is a graduate of the one-year program and has remained drug and alcohol free. His/her responsibility is to report any rules infractions to the Guest House Committee. The Guest House Committee is a team that oversees the day-to-day activities of all the Guest Homes, including our guest homes for women, Crystal's House and Hannah's Ranch. We also run Fort Good Shepherd Ranch for men.

Goals & Objectives

Program goals and objectives are individualized to meet residents' personal needs. They take into consideration each person's strengths, weaknesses, problems and needs. Networking with other services, agencies, resources and ministers is an important part of our organization's activities to accomplish established goals. Reporting to Probation and Parole and/or Division of Family Services is a routine part of Mission Gate's task to maximize its ministry for the resident, local community, and society in general.


Giving Your All

The Mission Gate Guest House Program is an intensely personal effort of at least 9 months to disciple ex-offenders and others to live productive, Christian lives and be a blessing to their church and community. The houses and cabins are closely monitored with resident supervisors and senior residents whose job it is to enforce the rules and restore lost souls to the throne of grace. This is a day-to-day effort that is overseen by the Aftercare Committee and coordinated with the ex-offender's family and pastor.

Our Program Includes:

  • Celebrate Recovery
  • 12-Step Recovery
  • Recovery Mentoring
  • Christian Pre-Marital Classes
  • Christian Parenting Classes
  • Adult Bible Studies
  • Experiencing God Classes
  • Vocational Skill classes
  • Spiritual Life Skills
  • Computer Vocational Training
  • Anger Management Classes
  • Evangelical Worship Services
  • Community Work Projects
  • Making Peace with Your Past
  • Relapse Prevention