Stephen’s House is a faith-friendly non-profit organization that combines mentoring and programming to address the challenges men face as they transition from treatment and the criminal justice system. Stephen’s House is designed to teach men to be accountable and responsible for their personal life choices.
Through a network of welcoming churches, felon-friendly landlords and employers, volunteers and civic agencies, Stephen’s House serves as a conduit to assist men who are re-entering society. Together, the network supports the individual in creating new boundaries outside the judicial system, overcoming addiction and dependency, maturing spiritually, demonstrating personal responsibility and becoming productive members of the community.
“If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation . . . the old has gone, the new has come.”
– II Corinthians 5:17
Men Residing at Stephen’s House…
- work a full-time job outside of Stephen’s House;
- establish consistent involvement in church;
- learn the principals of financial integrity; and
- take personal responsibility for their actions.
Stephen’s House Will Provide…
- support services, personal accountability, life coaching;
- education, personal and spiritual growth opportunities;
- employment assistance, connection with community resources;
- bible studies, 12 step programs and other classes as needed.
All applications will be considered. Approval is based upon availability and determination that Stephen’s House is a suitable placement for the applicant. Staff and leadership will make that determination on an individual basis. Residents will stay a minimum of 6 months to one year. See application for further details.
The Stephen’s House ministry began in 2005 as an outreach ministry of Yankton’s First Assembly of God church. In 2016, Stephen’s House became an autonomous 501(c)3 ministry that combines mentoring with local support from the larger community to address the challenges posed by re-entry and recidivism reduction.
HOW CAN I HELP?
If you are interested in helping support the ministry of Stephen’s House, either through prayer, a financial gift, item donation, or service support, please review our Get Involved page or contact our office.