True Freedom Enterprises Off to Fast Start

God is truly blessing True Freedom Enterprises. On March 1st, we officially launched this new initiative at the Northeast Reintegration Center, a female prison located on East 30th in Cleveland. This program is doing more that taking women from the prison and placing them in job-training programs in companies across Cleveland, it is restoring honor and dignity to broken lives and setting them on the path to successful re-entry.

Seven young ladies are working daily at the cafe at the Virgil Brown building, and by God’s grace, three of our clients are now working at the Marble Room owned by Frank and Malisse Sinito. These women are doing more than a job, they are preparing for careers. Below is a conversation between Mike Swiger and the ladies that are working at the Marble Room, just moments before their first day on the job:

“Mr. Swiger, you’re going to stay with us the whole time, aren’t you?” Tiffany asked.
“No,” he answered. “You don’t need me. You earned your way here. We trust you.”
Tears welled up in her eyes. “We’re gonna make you proud.”
“You already have,” I said.

Thank you, True Freedom Partners, for all that you have done to make this day a reality. And praise God for His great grace. Our prayer is that the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction will allow us to expand this initiative to other prisons in a timely manner. May God transform many lives for the glory of His Name.

Volunteers Needed at True Freedom

Would you prayerfully consider using your God-given abilities to advance His Kingdom for the glory of His Name?

Every Thursday from 6:30-8:00pm, Reformers Unanimous meets at 6114 Francis Ave. Here facilitators and fellow clients study truth from God’s Word and build accountability relationships to strengthen each other in Christ.

TF’s mentoring program takes place the second Wednesday of every month from 6-8 pm at Grafton Reintegration Center. We also do mentoring on the third Wednesday of every month from 6-8 pm at Grafton Correctional Institute. At Northeast Women’s Reintegration Center on East 30th, TF offers opportunities to disciple women in the Gospel.

If you are interested in volunteering in any of the ways listed above, please email David Wessel at Dwessel@tfmohio.com or call him at (216) 202-3636, ext. 709.

“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.” –Luke 10:2

Swiger receives Volunteer of the Year Award

True Freedom’s Executive Director, Mike Swiger received the Volunteer of the Year Award at Grafton Correctional Institution and Grafton Reintegration Center. This is quite an honor as there are hundreds of volunteers that work in these two institutions. Mike works countless hours to prepare inmates for reentry through evangelism, discipleship, mentorship, and pre-release education. “This award really belongs to the staff and volunteers who I have the privilege to represent,” Swiger said. “I am humbled by this honor.”

Mike is True Freedom’s visionary, tirelessly leading us to become the thriving organization we are today, by God’s grace. We praise the Lord for Mike Swiger who serves from a heart of true love for the Lord Jesus Christ and for every one of our clients. What a gift from the Lord he is!