In 1967, a group of men, lead by a young baptist pastor named Arman Wright, had a vision of offering hope and support to men serving prison sentences. They called their program "Ray of Hope". Today, Ray of Hope has multiplied many times, but our passion and vision remain the same. We bring a Ray of Hope to a community of young men and women who have lost their way.
To demonstrate the love of Christ with those who are disadvantaged, marginalized or troubled.
People Investing in People,
Holistic - We minister to the whole person as we respond to our ever-changing community and society.
Interdependence - We work as a corporate body in partnership with churches and other community resources.
Professional - Our programs are current and relevant; our staff is competent and committed to excellence.
Character - We serve with honesty and respect, and act with integrity and compassion, as modeled by Jesus.
Affirmation - We support all persons knowing their absolute worth; everyone possesses the image of God.
Transformation - We believe a person can be transformed, and that everyone has the capacity to learn and change.