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The Rising Hope Certificate in Ministry and Human Services (CMHS) Program is a college-level course of study designed to prepare men in prison for ministry or work in the helping professions while in prison and after release. The program is open to prison inmates of all (or no) faith traditions who wish to serve and attend to others' needs.
CMHS Program Goals:
The Program Focuses on:
My participation in the program was and is a blessing. This endeavor
required me to exercise diligence. The academic expectations not only broadened
my horizons mentally, but they also rigorously stretched my sense of self-
discipline. The long nights provided me with a reminder that hard work breeds a
well-appreciated sense of accomplishment.
As far as my faith and beliefs are concerned, they were tried, tested, revamped
and reinforced. In other words, my faith and beliefs were taken to a deeper
level. Despite the various clashes of ideas, religions, and outlooks, a higher
purpose was served when I was forced to open my mind to see outside of my
particular box; within which I was previously quite comfortable. The result was
a greater propensity to see the common ground with others, rather than merely
allowing our differences to prevent cooperation.