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Reaching Out , Not A Hand Out 

Welcome to Hearken House Ministry - Halfway House

About Us

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The Room (Soup Kitchen)

 115 East Queen St Chambersburg PA 

We are open Tuesday & Friday from 4 PM Till 7 PM  

on Saturday we host a bible study at 6 PM  

 Matthew 25: 35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,

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Restoration Housing ( 3/4 House )

  

The difference between Hearken House Ministry and other halfway houses is the belief that true recovery, and the joy that accompanies it, can only be realized through Jesus Christ, and The Kingdom Concept of recovery. Residents will spend time in Bible study, prayer and worship on a daily basis, and will attend Christ-centered meetings and services as a part of their weekly affairs. We believe sobriety will always be lacking when practiced outside a fruitful and abounding relationship with God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. You don’t have to be a Christian to come here, but you will be asked to live as though you are one... and you can be sure we will be praying you will leave clean, sober and thriving with Jesus Christ at the center of your life!

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Job Training Program

Employment & Self Support Pilot Program For Hearken House Ministries 

 

Introduction 

Hearken House Ministries is a nonprofit half way house and reintegration program for men exiting the prison system. One of our goals at the Hearken House is to equip former inmates with the discipline and responsibility that they will need to contribute to society. We believe that an integral part of keeping them out of prison is to give them the opportunity to work and support themselves. 

At the Hearken House we have repeatedly felt the need to have a work program that would allow us to offer temporary “stepping stone” jobs to those exiting the prison system. Having our own work program would allow us to accomplish three objectives: 

1. Offer immediate employment to those entering the Hearken House. Giving them something profitable to do with their time and allowing them to start building a positive work history for job hunting later. It will also contribute to their sense of responsibility and self-worth.  2. Give us the opportunity to work along side the Hearken House residents, providing them with mentoring and discipline that will help them be good employees elsewhere.  3. Produce an income that will enable the Hearken House to be self-supporting, rather than relying on repeated donations for operation.  

We have been considering several different avenues for a business. At this point, we have decided to pursue an eCommerce (eBay & Amazon, etc) based business. This appears to be a good fit for our situation providing a scalable work load that can easily flex to accommodate the number of people we need to employ at any given time. The work can be learned quickly with minimal training and should provide opportunities for a diverse set of skills. This business model also builds on several years of eCommerce experience and systems that one of our board members already has. 

We have looked at several other successful “fund raising” businesses. There are substantial opportunities repurposing and reselling donated used items. Specifically, we have researched opportunities in the used book and electronic market. Many nonprofits are funded by donations of these items, and a significant percentage of these items are still ending up in landfills. 



Ephesians 4:28

Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.

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Hearken House Ministry

79 South Franklin Street, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17201, United States

(717) 552-2891

Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed