About ESI

We are a
NonProfit Organization

ESI is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing programs to enable inmates in character development, personality transformation and to build sustainable relationship with families and community.

VISION To equip the inmates with skills necessary to thrive in their families and community and to stop the revolving door mentality.

We have a strong Mission

Inmates, staff, and volunteers are integral part of ESI, because they are highly valued and each group makes important contribution to its mission and vision. Interactions and communication among these stakeholders are essential to the mission and vision of ESI, and a strong foundation of ESI is the commitment each group brings.
We value relationships, because the success of ESI, inside and outside the jail will depend on how we collaborate and corporate with these diverse groups.
As people of faith, we’re motivated by Scriptures and a desire to please God by doing and saying something that will advance and build up this services for families and communities.

We Offer
Life Services

Educational Courses includes:
  • Enhancing Family Structure. - Dr. Chibuzor
  • Practicing Forgiveness. - Dr. Chibuzor
  • Respect and Communication. - Keith Jackson, Associate Chaplain
  • Healing and Trust. - Dennis Armstrong, Associate Chaplain
  • Finance. - Dr. Mildred Hayman
  • Things That Free Us. - Dr. Daniel Johnson
  • Clean and Sober.
  • Transportation home from jail and in/out-of-state inmate transport. 
  • Short-term housing placement for discharged inmates.
  • Contact pastors for incarcerated parishioners.
  • Provide Holiday gift and festive meal.

We Provide
Spiritual Guidance

Spiritual Growth Includes:
  • One-on-One meetings.
  • Bible study.
  • Confirms religious diets for inmates.
  • Prayer.
  • Consoling the grieving, deliver death notices.
  • Joyful sound (choir).
  • 'Alcoholic for Christ' and 'Healing Power' classes.
  • Issues Bibles
  • Issues Daily Bread and Intouch devotionals
  • 21 Bible Study Classes, weekly.
  • Choir Practice - Once Weekly.
  • 7 Sunday Church Services.

And We
Clothe Them

Indigent packets for inmates attending treatment includes:
  • Socks.
  • Underwear. 
  • T-shirt.
  • Change of clothing.
  • Toiletries.
Indigent Packets for inmates includes:
  • Socks.
  • Underwear and T-shirt.
Christmas, Father's Day, Mother's Day, gift bags for Inmates includes:
  • Socks.
  • Literature.
  • Candy.
  • Fruits, Long Johns, T- shirts
  • Mother's Day, Father's Day, and Sympathy Cards.
Summer and Winder Clothes (provided as needed) includes:
  • Coats.
  • Shoes.
  • Underwear.
  • Socks.
Provided by 'House by the Side of the Road', 'Dress For Success', and 'New Transition Church'.


We Educate Them

Library and Traveling Book Cart includes:
ESI makes more than 6,000 books availabale to inmates in jail and allow inmates who are not allowed library privileges to have access to books and interact with others.

Eyeglasses are supplied and distributed by Bob Derksen to indigents.

We Invite
Guest Speakers

Important Speaker includes:
Former NFL/CFL Football Players Guy & John Earle challenge you to "Think Twice!" These unique twins bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ alive with their passion, drive and boldness to the Washtenaw County Jail yearly.

Contact us to become a guest speaker at the Washtenaw County Jail.

Become a Volunteer

Join us to prepare men and women to enter the world with a healthy mind and spirit.
Empowering Services Inc.
A 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization
You donations are tax deductable.

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