Cleveland Browns Legends Partner With True Freedom for 8th Annual
Cleveland Browns Legend Don Cockroft is once
again teaming up with True Freedom
to serve as the Chairman for this year’s
Golf Benefit on Wednesday, June 25th at the Grantwood Golf Course in
Solon, Ohio. Other Cleveland Browns Legends
Greg Pruitt and Bob Golic will be on hand to play in the best-ball tournament,
and for a small additional donation can join your foursome.
Last year’s winning foursome featured former
Cleveland Indians Manager Mike Hargrove, who will return once again this year to
defend his title. Radio broadcasting
Hall-of-Famer Larry Marrow will moderate the program and serve as
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The Dalton Foundation Awards True
“The ministry will
implode under its growth,” said Ray Dalton, the Founder and President, of Parts
Source and President of the Dalton Foundation, “Building a solid infrastructure
is essential to supporting and sustaining the growing ministry.”
The Dalton Foundation
awards True Freedom a grant for $20,000.
The money is to be used to modernize and upgrade the ministry’s
corporate structure and to provide administrative support to undergird the
organization’s rapid growth.
The Dalton Foundation is
a grant-making and program-based philanthropic non-profit that serves Northeastern Ohio and third-world countries abroad. The
foundation exists to provide hope and effect positive change in the lives of
women and children, those in need of healthcare and individuals returning home
from incarceration, by developing strategic partnerships on a local, national,
and global scale; reaching out effectively to “the least of these” in greatest
True Freedom Partners
with Setting Captives Free, Receives $10,000 Grant
Captives Free is a non-denominational ministry which teaches the biblical
principles of freedom in Jesus Christ. Founder and President, Mike Cleveland, was captive to habitual
sins for many years. He finally began to seek help and learned the biblical
solution to his sin problem: repentance, forgiveness, and the newness of life
that comes through the gospel. In January, 1999, Mike found forgiveness of sins
in Jesus Christ and God changed his heart. Since that time, he has been
completely free from all forms of habitual sin, by God's grace.
In March of 2015 True Freedom established a
partnership with Setting Captives Free. "The materials produced
by this Christ-centered organization are phenomenal," says Michael
Swiger, Executive Director of True Freedom. "We are excited to
utilize Setting Captives Free in our Addiction Recovery and Discipleship
programs. For more information on Setting Captive Free visit
their website at www.SettingCaptivesFree.com.
True Freedom Promotional Video
Copies of this compelling video,
produced by Bronek Gober, are available free-of-charge upon request. To
request a copy, please utilize the contact form below.
Mike Swiger Shares Journey of Faith
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over 40,000 in 2014
Through the grace of God, True
Freedom experienced exponential growth in 2014, touching over 40,000 lives with
the gospel of Jesus Christ!
The prison ministry was
blessed to expand in several new directions.
Throughout the year True Freedom entered into negotiations with Cuyahoga
County, to place a full-time chaplain in the Juvenile Justice Center in
Cleveland – free-of-charge to the county, to reach the youth with the gospel. The many hours of ground work paid off, and
in October True Freedom hired a new Chaplain, Brian Luton, who daily ministers
at the Juvenile Justice Center in Cleveland, touching children's lives. Brian joined Rae Borders, who
currently serves as True Freedom’s female chaplain at that facility.
Earlier in the year True
Freedom was approached by officials at the Grafton Correctional Institution and
asked to take over programming for the Faith Dorm at the Grafton Reintegration
Center. We now weekly offer the Alpha
Course, Reformers Unanimous, a Christ-Based Alcoholics Anonymous program, a
mentorship program, worship services and Bible studies at that one facility,
while continuing our weekly programming at Lorain Correctional, Grafton
Correctional, Mansfield Correctional, Richland Correctional, Northeast
Correctional, and the Cleveland Justice Center.
In addition to the new
opportunities, God also blessed us with dozens of new volunteers, with the
result that over 25,000 inmates attended our offerings with nearly 3,000 making
a profession of faith in Jesus Christ!
Inmate Film Crew Produces Video at True Freedom
In February a film crew consisting of three inmates and a Department Supervisor from Grafton Reintegration Center visited the headquarters of True Freedom to film a short documentary that was initially aired within the Ohio Department of Corrections, at all of the prisons within the Northeast Region of the State. "It was a privilege to have the men temporarily released to utilize the skills they are learning."
The video featured True Freedom's re-entry program as well as the weekly Addiction Recovery program that meets weekly in the inner city of Cleveland.
True Freedom Partners with Cuyahoga County Juvenile Justice Center
After nearly a year in the development, True Freedom has entered into an agreement with the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court system to provide chaplain services FREE-OF-CHARGE at the Juvenile Detention Center located at the corner of 93rd and Quincy in Cleveland, Ohio. The facility has been without a chaplain since the county de-funded the position over three years ago.
In order to meet the spiritual needs of the juveniles housed in the facility, True Freedom has placed two chaplains: Brian Luton to minister to the boys, and Rae Borders to minister to the girls. In addition to providing direct ministry, True Freedom is now responsible for all Religious Services that take place at the facility.
Governor Signs Bill at True Freedom
The Governor of Ohio, John Kasich, visited the offices of True
Freedom Ministries. The governor chose to perform the bill signing
ceremony here because it is “the headquarters of True Freedom Ministries” (Call
and Post, July 18, 2012).
The bill revises Ohio law so that unintended penalties for
ex-offenders are minimized. Ex-offenders can achieve “Certificates of
Qualifications for Employment” and obtain limited driving privileges for work
purposes. In addition, ex-offenders meeting certain criteria can also obtain
cosmetology, optical, construction and security guard credentials. All this allows ex-offenders to be able to
earn a living and more easily reintegrate into the community.
True Freedom is committed to using this law to help inmates
re-enter society as productive, godly members of society.
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