Re-Entry Coaches

Coaches play a significant role in helping create a seamless transition as their clients cross over the bridge from being inside prison and institutionalized to a wholehearted and healthy, valued human being, living in freedom. Having a coach on this journey gives the individuals a very strong second chance. A Coach must possess a listening ear, an open mind, and a caring heart. The immediate focus upon release is overcoming concrete barriers to an individual’s successful and sustainable re-entry. CrossWalk Coaches will walk alongside and encourage returning citizens for a minimum of six months, implementing the progressive Realistic Re-entry Care Plan as a measure of accountability and of self-management. Re-entry Coaches offer:

  • Trusting friendship
  • Listening ear
  • Caring servant heart
  • Spiritual guidance
  • Moral support
  • Encouragement
  • Patience
  • Unconditional love

* Men mentor men and women mentor women. Husbands and wives may mentor either gender together – no opposite sex mentoring inside Texas prisons without a spouse.

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This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you. There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. This is my command: Love each other.
- John 15:12-14 & 17 (NLT)