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City Impact KidsSecond Genesis won first prize for Arkansas in the 2005 Partners in Transformation awards program for its effective ministry to female ex-offenders. A former prison chaplain who was discouraged at the high recidivism rates she witnessed launched the ministry. She knew that women needed a fresh start—with new relationships, a new environment, and new skills—in order to successfully reintegrate into mainstream society. Thus Second Genesis, an intensive residential program, was born.

Read the article on Second Genesis from World magazine (November 26, 2005). Note – this article discusses two ministries; the section on Second Genesis begins roughly halfway through the essay.

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