Project COPE provides community re-entry support for selected ex-offenders through faith-based team partnerships and transitional housing.
Project COPE was incorporated in 1985 to engage the interfaith community in supportive partnerships with ex-offenders. The Board of Directors includes eighteen community leaders, and the staff includes a full-time Executive Director and four part-time employees. Project COPE does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Project COPE's primary mission is to provide selected ex-offenders with the holistic support they need to become productive and competent members of society. Project COPE's congregation-based partnership teams and transitional housing program offer close personal relationships to help clients address their problems in the crucial first year out of prison when the problems of adjustment are most severe and the clients are most amenable to change. Through these efforts ex-offenders achieve honorable independence and stability and the entire community is protected and enriched.