Welcome to Sharing Hope Ministry
Sharing Hope Ministry is a nation-wide Christian outreach to women who are incarcerated and/or who are residing in rehabilitation facilities. Established in 1999, Sharing Hope Ministry is a non-denominational 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Any qualifying woman may receive our free faith-based services by providing her own personal written request. Sharing Hope has provided services to over 169,000 women since 1999.
On the national level, Sharing Hope Ministry provides the Life Recovery Bible, Bible studies, and prayer. Local services in Amarillo area include a one-on-one visitation program at our county jails and an aftercare program which works with ex-offenders released back into the Amarillo community. An average of 1,800 women receive services from Sharing Hope Ministry every month. To see a map of the states we are currently sending to, click: Map
Patsy's Place Transitional Home is available to the women who have been active with Sharing Hope while incarcerated. This home provides a safe and stable Christian environment for women who desire to change their destructive lifestyle through their relationship with Christ.
Does a relationship with God make a difference? It did for Patricia who first requested her Bible in October of 2004.
A volunteer sent her a Life Recovery Bible and words of encouragement. Patricia wrote back, “…this Bible clearly explains everything in layman’s terms. Thank God and thank Sharing Hope Ministries. Do you have any Bible studies? I’m so excited about what I’m learning”. Volunteers started Patricia in the Bible study program. Each time Patricia completed a study, she would write back summarizing what she learned and asking for a new study. Her last correspondence in jail explained that she was an addict and her family had been torn apart by her bad choices and addiction, but due to the changes she made through God, she was going to be reunited with them. Patricia’s story does not end here. She wrote months later after her release that she was still living a changed life. “It is through your guidance and studies that I am the person I am today. I just wanted to let you know that your ministry is appreciated. I am no longer the 'lost-soul' I once was. God Bless you." ~Patricia, June 2005
The Randall County Sheriff's Office presented Sharing Hope Ministry with the Outstanding Achievement in Jail Ministry Award for 2008.
Sharing Hope Ministry has been recognized on a state level for our services through the Governor’s Innovative Program. The Governor’s Innovation Award was presented by Governor Rick Perry on April 16, 2004.
The Sheriff’s Association of Texas recognized Sharing Hope Ministry for our service. The award was presented in November 2001 by Sheriff Joel Richardson.