Exodus House

The Exodus House is a key part of CJAMM’s vision to offer opportunities for ex offenders to have a healthy, nurturing, and accountable environment where they may begin their life again.

We accept those incarcerated to our program while still in DOC (Department Of Corrections) custody through an application process and do not charge rent while they are here. We have individualized treatment plans and upon completion of our 6 month program they can take all furniture and household goods. Each resident only pays their electric and share an apartment with another person.

Exodus House is a six-month temporary residential project. These are small apartment complexes where people newly released from prison can live with their families while they re-enter life successfully outside prison walls. Leaders say those who take this route rarely return to prison.

The furnished apartment, complete with linens, cooking and eating utensils, is provided free of charge, except for the cost of electricity. Residents stay for a limited time and are permitted to take all the apartment’s contents when they move.

Exodus Houses welcome donations of items for the apartments.

Oklahoma City - Exodus House

 Oklahoma City – Exodus House

The first Exodus House opened in 1998, and began with 10 residents. In 2014, Exodus House Oklahoma City served 28 residents, 18 male, 10 female and 8 children. Out of this group, there were 14 graduations and completions along with 9 extensions.

Robin Wertz, Site Director
Tony Altizer, Facility Manager
433 N.W. 25th Street | Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | 405-525-2300

OKC Exodus House Application

Tulsa - Exodus House

Tulsa – Exodus House

CJAMM celebrated the opening of the ministries second Exodus House in 2002. In 2014, Exodus House Tulsa served 19 residents, 13 males and 6 females. Out of that group, there were 7 graduations, and 5 extensions.

Darlene Lorenz-Williams, Site Director
2624 E. Newton Street | Tulsa, Oklahoma | 918-382-0905

 

The Parsonage Sober Living House

The Parsonage Sober Living House

Darlene Lorenz-Williams, Site Director
1927 N Elwood Avenue | Tulsa, Oklahoma | 918-382-0905

 

Apartments


Resident Families Receive: Housing in a one or two bedroom apartment, fully furnished and decorated. The apartment is stocked with food until the resident is employed and income is generated. The family receives clothing for employment, school, etc. Upon completion of the program, the family will be provided furniture and items necessary to start a positive future.

Needs
Household items and supplies in good condition for residents starting anew are needed. This can include:

  • furniture
  • kitchen equipment
  • bedding
  • curtains
  • lamps
  • clocks
  • towels
  • cleaning supplies
  • food, and anything else that someone would need in a new home.

Management


Each Exodus House has two staff members, a case manager and a facility manager, who live on site. The facility manager sees that the apartments and grounds are fully maintained.The on site case manager helps residents to get their lives restarted. One area of focus for Exodus House is reunification of families. Resident and case manager work together with the court system and Department of Human Services for the return of custody of resident’s children when possible. Family support continues with parenting classes, anger management classes, and counseling when needed.

Exodus House Applications


OKC Exodus House ApplicationTulsa Exodus House Application
Anyone interested in living as part of the Exodus House community must submit the above application. Applications are accepted for current vacancies. We maintain a waiting list. At the time of your acceptance into Exodus House, your name will be added to the waiting list.

Care & Services


Each family that enters the Exodus House program receives individualized care and services.
Through careful assessments and screening each resident develops with the on site case manager a plan for success and meeting their individual needs.

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