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Celebrating 27 Years of Helping Our Returning Citizens!

     One Touch Ministry (OTM) is dedicated to the reduction of recidivism among our recently released formerly incarcerated citizens, leading to fuller, more productive lives for them and a safer community for us all. OTM believes when returning citizens have a stable and safe housing environment, a support network, post-release life skills programming, and employment opportunities, they will prosper and successfully re-enter society. We provide housing, counseling, clothing, toiletries, food, and other basic necessities for each of our returned citizens. In order to provide and continue to maintain the level of assistance that we have been giving for the past 27 years, we are seeking your support. We have an urgent need for basic supplies, clothing, furniture, and toiletries. We are also in need of financial assistance as we purchase, renovate and repair homes, as well as provide one on one and peer group counselling and classes lead by a dedicated staff that has committed to serving the Greater Baton Rouge community in these crucial efforts.

     OTM was established after its founders recognized the lack of reentry housing and supportive services for men coming out of incarceration and returning to our area. The Executive Director, Verna Bradley-Jackson, was troubled by the negative experiences she witnessed involving men who, after making mistakes landing them in prison, (for years and sometimes decades) were having trouble reintegrating back with their families and in their communities. Witnessing the struggle these men had finding a place to start life over within the community, OTM was formed with a group of caring people who wanted to help develop a program that would address the challenges these men were having. Identifying the barriers to successfully managing these challenges and prioritizing the services needed resulted in a full program including wrap around services that, when fully involved, led these men to a better life in their communities and a start with rebuilding relationships with their families.

     For over 27 years, OTM has grown in reach to become a regionally recognized transitional reentry housing provider for states in the southern region of the US. One Touch Ministry sought alliances with other like-minded community organizations over the years and collaborated to provide a more complete experience for the clients served. OTM staff and its Executive Director have been trained in a variety of reentry strategies and best practices allowing them to design a very effective program, which has an 89% success rate for men who stay and complete the program from start to finish. We meet these men right where they are in their lives, with a clean, furnished sober housing unit, transportation, food, clothing, Overcomer sessions, computer training, encouragement, spiritual guidance, motivation and accountability.

     One Touch Ministry has served for 27 years in the Capital Area Region the formerly incarcerated persons who are released to the Baton Rouge area. The passion for reentry has never waned. The impact is broadening with the years. But we could not and cannot do this work along. Making a difference in the life, of one returning citizen will not only affect that individual but also his family and friends which will have a ripple effect that spreads positively throughout our community, making life safer and better for us all.


Please consider a donation by clicking the following link for more information: DONATIONS


"One Touch Ministry is a family and our (participants') actions reflect on the organization

and its members."

~ Participant


Help us make a u-turn in someone's life.

For documents or forms, you may contact Director Verna Bradley-Jackson at (225) 359-9911 or Thank you.


Tel: (225) 359-9911 | Fax: (225) 359-9982


Mon - Fri: 9am - 3pm

If necessary special arrangements can be made for Saturday or Sunday

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