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People discover freedom from the destructive cycle of incarceration

Thousands are stuck in a cycle of incarceration. You can help them find their God-designed destiny by getting involved.

In Colorado, nearly 50% of everyone released from prison will return within three years.

Generational Cycle

Of Incarceration
Children with incarcerated parents are more likely to go to prison. It is a cycle that can continue for generations.
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This video was originally part of our Summer Impact Livestream. Learn more about our work with incarcerated women and their children here.

Stacie found herself in prison pregnant. She gave birth to a beautiful daughter and had to part from her soon after. Stacie’s life led her to prison, but she chose a better life for her child by choosing a life of true freedom.

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Individual Cycle

Of Incarceration
Nearly half of men and women leaving prison in Colorado will return within three years. This destructive personal cycle of crime and addiction is difficult to escape.
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This video was originally part of our Summer Impact Livestream. Learn more about our work in prison here.

Nate returned to gang life and cocaine addiction after being released from prison. Back in prison, he encountered Jesus. Hear his incredible story!

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Watch our interview with DOC Warden Romero

Recently we had the honor of conducting an interview with Department of Corrections Warden Michael Romero. He explains the cycle of incarceration and what he has been doing to help break it.

Through early childhood care and discipleship of inmates the cycle can be broken

Early Childhood

Prevent Children From Falling Into a Life of Crime

Children need connection and security. Healthy development during early childhood is essential for a successful life. We achieve that by providing Christ-centered homes for children born to incarcerated women. Our program provides:

  • A Christ-Centered Home
  • Connection with the Child’s Mother
  • Stable Relationships with Household Members
  • Emotional Security that Cannot be Taken for Granted

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In Prison

Transform the Lives of Prisoners

The cycle can be broken when men and women in prison find freedom in Christ. Their freedom keeps them and their families out of prison and in the life God built them for. This is done by providing:

  • Full-time Chaplaincy Services
  • Annual Seminars
  • Special Programs

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Leaving Prison

 Equip Women Leaving Prison

Women leaving prison can find help in our program to have a successful transition into society. They can use this opportunity as a starting point for a new life of freedom. Each woman leaving prison through our program gets:

  • Support for a Successful Reunification with Her Child
  • Direct Access to Caring Program Administrators
  • Practical Teaching on Parenting and Successful Living
  • Housing and Work in a Healthy Community

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Download and read about 4 common mistakes we should avoid with former prisoners

In this free guide you will learn: 

  • The importance of setting healthy boundaries
  • 4 common questions to avoid asking
  • Practical ways to interact and build strong relationships

About New Horizons Ministries

Our chaplains are trained and certified by both the Department of Corrections and our own apprenticeship program.

Our financials are independently reviewed and certified by the ECFA & Guidestar.

We are certified by the State of Colorado as a Child Placement Agency.

Help someone caught in the cycle.

100% of your donation helps people break the cycle of incarceration and find their God-given destiny.

  • A gift to Child Care provides safety and connection to prepare children for a crime-free life.
  • A gift to Mom Care prepares mothers leaving prison for the responsibility of raising children and living in freedom.
  • A gift to the Prison Ministry directly impacts prisoners who need to be released from spiritual bondage and discipled in their walk with Jesus.
Amanda’s Journey

Amanda’s Journey

By Amanda Dyke - Former Ascend VolunteerLiving in the dorms for the youth discipleship program was one of the greatest experiences of my life. Most of us were strangers before moving in, yet eleven of us girls quickly became a close-knit group. Learning to work...

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Creating a Refuge for Kids

Creating a Refuge for Kids

In the state of Colorado, it is estimated that 5% or 60,000 children have had a parent in prison at some point. Having a parent in prison affects each of these children in a different way, but the impact this has on their lives is immense. Some of the most notable...

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Recent News:

  • October 28th – A foster family lovingly welcomed a new local foster child into their home.
  • Nov. 2nd – Sixteen men joined our fifth InsideOut Dad class held in prison.
  • Nov. 3 – 4 – Ascend youth gave programs in three prisons.
  • Nov. 4th – We were excited to baptize eighteen men in Buena Vista Correctional Facility.
  • Nov 13th – On Fremont County’s Adoption Day, five total children were adopted by two different NHM foster families.
  • Nov. 17th – One of our private placements reunited with their family.
  • September 30 – Fifty-six men were able to take part in a communion service held in BVCC. (Buena Vista Correctional Complex)
  • October 6 – Arlynn and Nina Miller and their family returned from a six-week long tour. They enjoyed connecting with many supporters during their travels.
  • October 15 – We were excited to be able to have Piercing Word take a scripture performance into Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility (CTFC). Many men were blessed by the service.
  • September 6 – Arlynn, Nina, and their family left for a five-week tour, giving programs throughout eight states.
  • September 30 – Our Colorado Springs Thrift Store held a 50% off open house sale. The day was a fun time for both customers and staff!
  • A county placement was placed with one of our foster families.
  • Mark and Edna Lambright joined our chaplain team.
  • August 1-4 – We welcomed nine new staff members to New Horizons, and they went through a four-day orientation.
  • August 15 – We held our first Kid’s Club event at the Oasis Community Center.
  • August 19 – A group from NHM played softball with prisoners in the Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility (CTCF).
  • A workgroup from Gospel Haven spent a week helping catch up on maintenance projects and household sorting for the ministry and thrift stores.
  • Nine men were baptized in jail.
  • After three years of not playing sports in prison, we were able to have two events in July.