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​P O Box 6644
Columbus, Ohio 43206
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The House of Redemption


     THOR is an equal opportunity employer.  We do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, creed, disability, or sexual orientation and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment and advertisements, and for all staff, volunteer and vendor members and homeowners.

     Please join us in our efforts by giving your financial support.  Send to:

The House of Redemption
P O Box 6644
Columbus, Ohio 43206


*(i.e. Parole Board, Churches, Columbus Urban League Choose 2 Change Program, etc.)


​​     The House of Redemption (THOR) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to serving and supporting men and women pursuing meaningful lives post felony conviction and incarceration.  Our mission aims to reduce recidivism by building and providing long-term and permanent single-family homes to individuals vetted and recommended by established community parners. *    

THOR’s work is informed by our understanding that:

1. While short-term housing programs serve a critical need for shelter by providing individuals a place to eat, sleep or temporarily store their possessions, establishing a ‘Home’ is vital in the pursuit of a meaningful life.  Each of us has a need to feel grounded and safe in a place where we feel that we belong. 

2. In its simplest form Redemption is about change, and change obligates a person to evolve, transform and go from something to something else.  Redemption is also about ex-change, where one thing is substituted for another thing.  Redemptive reentry back into community is the process of moving from being contained and controlled to being free and controlling one’s own self-determined existence. 

3. Public Policy pertaining to imprisonment and reentry are those laws of justice created by members of a society who have collectively agreed that intentional pain, deprivation and abuse are acceptable responses or reactions to community members caught violating the law, who have harmed another person, or for whom crime has become an optional path to success.  Current public policy condemns and holds an individual accountable for a crime but without necessarily divulging its own complicity in that crime.
4. Transformative Justice neither condones or disregards genuine criminal behavior.  Rather, it focuses on hesed, which is a covenant-like love that cannot be broken, even by those who cannot forgive or by those who have harmed and cannot restore what was lost. 

ransformative Justice operates by:
·         simultaneously addressing the sources of the socioeconomic conditions that make criminal activity likely or inevitable
·         promoting a new language that expressses and conveys the potential for new possibilities 
·         creating a rupture in society’s tolerance for social injustice and 
·         affirming life through discipline, rebuilding and redeeming