Onesimus Mentoring: Our purpose is to connect formally incarcerated men and women with volunteer mentors from the community, to assist them in becoming useful, productive members of society, therefore reducing crime and recidivism.
Onesimus means useful or profitable. Many times while incarcerated a person has a life changing experience, desiring to be different upon released only to be overwhelmed, and discouraged, not knowing that there is help available for them. Now, before theyre release an inmate can ask to be connected with the Onesimus Mentoring program, and have someone who can encourage them, as they rebuild their life.
We are assisting men and women being released from Orange County jails in making a successful re-entry into our community through a collaborative effort with many other agencies. The results will be, a safer community, the reunification of families, the released offender becoming a positive role model for their children, and citizens who pay taxes who are contributing, productive members of the community, with thousands of tax dollars saved when one person does not commit crimes going back to jail. OMI Onesimus Mentoring, Inc.
"There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up."