About Us

The Bridge Home provides practical help and spiritual direction in a supportive home environment for men who have demonstrated a desire to follow the Lord Jesus and begin a new life, both spiritually and practically outside prison walls.

The Bridge Home facilitates the transition from prison back into the community by providing room and board in a structured living environment. Their stay is generally from 3-12 months. We also provide mentoring, assistance in finding employment, as well as getting plugged into a local Christian church community. The Bridge Home is a ministry arm of Calvary Chapel Tucson and is operated by volunteers from Calvary who have a passionate desire to see the men succeed.

Monetary donations for operations and maintenance are always welcome. For more information, contact Pastor Anders Hitchcock at 520-499-3447 or anders@calvarytucson.com.

The recidivism rate, or the rate at which people return to familiar thinking and criminal behavior in America has long been at an unacceptable level. We believe that the life changing power of Jesus can drastically impact these rates for men who come to faith in Christ and have the proper encouragement, education, spiritual direction and personal disciplines in place. The combination of these components shore up their faith and desire to experience real lasting change. Our holistic approach is founded on the basic Christian view that people are created as a whole being: body, soul and spirit. We are physical, social, intellectual, emotional, moral and spiritual beings. Food, housing and employment are a necessary start to a successful transition, but part of the vision at the Bridge Home is to equip men to practice thinking differently about life, faith, personal significance, community, family, and work from their own Christian perspective. Our worldview is of course informed by the books of the Bible. Thus, Bible studies and “Celebrate Recovery” groups (a distinctively Christian 12-step approach to addiction recovery) are a weekly part of the required schedule at the Bridge Home. In addition, mentors come alongside the residents to assist and educate in areas like budgeting, conflict resolution, healthy decision-making principles, work ethics, the importance of community, and other values and practical life skills needed be successful, both personally and in the community.

“Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering” is an ancient admonition from the book of Hebrews and is part of the basis for what we do. (Hebrews 13:3)

Your prayers and support for Christian Prison Ministries (aka Bridge Home Calvary), are much appreciated.

‘CHRISTIAN PRISON MINISTRIES’ is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization and donations are tax deductible. Please send donations to The Bridge Home, 2537 N. Oracle, Tucson, AZ 85705-4323.