CrossOver Prison Ministries
P.O. Box 3792
Omaha, NE 68103-0791
Phone: (402) 733-2795
Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 9:00pm
Contact: Bawn Froning
Services: Faith-based Support, Support Groups, Reentry Programming
Duration: Bible study meetings every Monday 6 to 9 pm; Reentry meetings every Tuesday evening 7 to 9 PM; at First Christian Church, 66 & Dodge St.
Who is the support group for?: Crossover Prison Ministries works with men and women in transition, both before and after release.
How many people attend a typical meeting?: Bible Studies: 15 - 20
Reentry Meetings: 6 - 10.
Requirements: Sincere, positive, and supportive attitudes.
Discussion: Bible Study: Dinner, prayer time, bible studies, praise music & dessert.
Reentry Meetings: Self appraisal, setting goals and plans to achieve them, establishing transition plans, life skills training.
Benefits: Encouragement, advice, feedback, support network.
Steps/Process: Just show up - meetings are open to all. Call the contact number for more information.
Faith-based: CrossOver is a non-denominational, Christian organization. Participants of all faiths or no faith are welcome.
Bible Studies: Christian discussions & practices; no denominational bias.
Reentry Meetings: Religious activities are kept to a minimum.
Additonal Details: Non-smoking events. Expect focus to be on one another, so participants are asked to turn off cell phones.
Family and Friends of Inmates
P.O. Box 3791
Omaha, NE 68103
Phone: (402) 558-2085
Hours: Meet on the 4th Saturday of each month (except December) at First Christian Church, 6630 Dodge St. from 10am - 12pm. This group operates in collaboration with CrossOver Prison Ministries.
Contact: Mel Beckman; email@example.com
Services: Legislative advocacy & policy reform
Who is the support group for?: Family members of persons in prison.
How many people attend a typical meeting?: 6-10 people.
Discussion: Happenings in the correctional system.
Current problems and concerns of family members and prisoners.
Problematic laws and policies affecting prisoners.
Benefits: Receiving and giving of encouragement and information.
Steps/Process: Come to any meeting.
Faith-based: Not faith-based, but many members are motivated by faith.