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.