Since 2004, Broken Chains Ministry (BCM) has served as a bridge to help hundreds of men and women successfully transition from a life of incarceration to a life of hope, faith and work.

“When I came to Broken Chains Ministry, not only did they help me with stability and a job...they are like family to me...a better family than I had ever had.”
— Laura, Urbean Cafe Employee

Our Mission

Our mission is to improve public safety and support the local economy by reducing felony relapse and restoring lives so the whole community benefits as a result. 
Our core values include: 

  • Integrity – Upholding the highest moral and ethical standards. 
  • Compassion – Treating others with respect and understanding. 
  • Excellence – In leadership, training and business management. 
  • Stewardship – Through accountability and fiscal management. 
  • Commitment – Striving to meet the needs of the whole person. 

Part of a 50-Organization Collaborative Called the Summit County Reentry Network, BCM:

Provides mentoring, advocacy, faith-based services, identity restoration and work force development for former offenders with the help of volunteers, sponsor partners, law enforcement, government entities and other specialized community organizations. 

Our Collaborative Partners

We believe in leveraging community resources by collaborating with governmental agencies and other social service organizations and nonprofits. Our collaborative partners include:

211 Services, Access, Akron Metro, the Akron Urban League, Christ Community Chapel, Greenleaf Family Center, Huntington Bank, Legacy III House, Maranatha Bible Church, Oriana House, Summit County Job Center, Summit County Sheriff, Love Akron Network, the Ninth District Court of Appeals, Summit County Common Pleas Court, Akron Municipal Court and many more. 

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