Transitioning Men from the Devastation of their Past to a Thriving Future.
The Mission of Shield Ministries is to teach men how to think, choose, and build correctly which promotes healing; to teach life skills to help men overcome obstacles by using Christian biblical based principals and mentorship to promote accountability and responsibility; and to provide residential stability; of which all reduces recidivism.
at a Glance
Here at Shield Ministries, we know that the devastation of men's pasts do not have to leave men hopeless for the future. Since our founding in 2007, we have been determined to make an impact in the lives of men who because of their past life choices feel that they are hopeless. The core of our efforts are based on four pillars of stabilization: Crisis Management, Regulatory Compliance, Life Skills, and Christian Spiritual Development.
Shield Ministries is a 501 (c) 3 Non-profit organization. Donations are tax-deductible.
Five Areas of Service
One Step at a Time
With our organization’s mission of reducing recidivism always in mind, we strive to help men transition from crisis to stability. Our small but powerful team is working each and every day to make a positive impact. Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.
At Shield Ministries, we are dedicated to help men understand and comply to their Probation and legal requirements. We also hold men accountable and responsible while supporting local Probation, Parole, and Pardon Services and the Charleston County Sheriff's office during the men's supervised release.
Healing and Learning
Men are taught biblically based life skills that address the past and how their past way of thinking affects choices and outcomes and how to break the cycles that bring devastion. Men are also taught soft job skills. They learn how to interview successfully by being honest about their past backgrounds, they learn what employers value, how to be assets to their employers, and that they were created for meaningful work.
Honoring God, Serving Others
The men are taught basic Biblical principles along with what it means to be a child of God, how to have a personal relationship with Christ Jesus, and how to live by the Spirit.
The Workforce Development services include soft skills training, Jobs for Life program where local business owners participate in job panels to help the men understand the characteristics and success factors that employers are seeking in their employees.
Many men begin on temporary assignments where they have opportunities to secure gainful employment that helps move them from the devastation of their past to a thriving future.
Shield Ministries with other Charleston Jobs for Life Programs were selected as one of the groups to be featured in the 12 Neighbors Project.