• hope

    [hohp] noun
    a feeling of desire for something and confidence in the possibility of its fulfilment.

    woman sitting outdoors looking into the distance
  • faith

    [feyth] noun
    strong or unshakeable belief in something,
    especially without proof or evidence.

    asian woman praying with hands folded and head bowed
  • humility

    [hyoo-mil-i-tee] noun
    the quality or condition of being humble; modest opinion of one's own importance.

    young girl walking forward while looking back
  • determination

    [dih-tur-muh-ney-shuh n] noun
    the act of coming to a decision or
    of fixing or settling a purpose.

    woman looking out window

First Touch Mission Offers Incarcerated Women in Tampa Bay a Second Chance

First Touch Mission (FTM) provides housing and mentoring support to women transitioning out of prison. The program is designed to help participants break the cycle of returning to prison or returning to the patterns of their "old life". FTM offers housing, financial aid, support and mentoring to the women accepted into the program.

FTM opened the doors of Hope House, our residence home, in 2008 with two women released from prison. Today, we have served 10 women, most of whom are employed and living as healthy, productive contributors to society.

While we pursue a 100% success rate, we have yet to reach our goal. We are proud to say that we have far exceeded the national average, where only 30% of offenders adopt a lifestyle that doesn't involve returning to prison.