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We Care Program operates four thrift stores to help generate funds for the ministry. Donations of clothing and miscellaneous items are delivered to the stores by the surrounding communities. After expenses, one hundred percent of the net proceeds goes directly toward the support of We Care’s life-changing prison chaplaincy services.

Some 50 years ago or so, Martin Weber of Atmore, Alabama, went to prison—not as a convict, but as a preacher called to minister the Gospel of Jesus Christ “even unto the least of these.” Where others saw only human weeds, brambles, thorns and tares, Martin, by the power of the Holy Spirit, saw soul-fields ripe for harvest. And harvest he did, for almost 20 years as a chaplain with the Alabama Department of Corrections.

In Atmore at Fountain Correctional Facility, and later at Holman, Martin found prisons filled with men who, no matter what horrible crimes they may have committed, were created in the image of God, and by the marvelous grace of that same God, could yet become all that they were created to be. But Martin soon realized that the harvest was much too vast for a single laborer. Eventually he was able to convince Department of Corrections officials to allow volunteer ministers to come in to help.

New Life Foundation was established in 1970 with an emphasis on free-world volunteers teaching Bible classes to inmates in the Atmore prisons. In 1983 the name was changed to We Care Program when the prison ministry and a sister crime prevention program were combined into one organization. Since then the crime prevention aspect has been phased out, and today the core of our mission remains the original focus of in-prison ministry. The ministry has grown beyond Atmore to include missionary chaplains and associates across  Alabama, as well as in Florida and Ohio.

Some 50 years ago or so, Martin Weber of Atmore, Alabama, went to prison—not as a convict, but as a preacher called to minister the Gospel of Jesus Christ “even unto the least of these.” Where others saw only human weeds, brambles, thorns and tares, Martin, by the power of the Holy Spirit, saw soul-fields ripe for harvest. And harvest he did, for almost 20 years as a chaplain with the Alabama Department of Corrections.

In Atmore at Fountain Correctional Facility, and later at Holman, Martin found prisons filled with men who, no matter what horrible crimes they may have committed, were created in the image of God, and by the marvelous grace of that same God, could yet become all that they were created to be. But Martin soon realized that the harvest was much too vast for a single laborer. Eventually he was able to convince Department of Corrections officials to allow volunteer ministers to come in to help.

New Life Foundation was established in 1970 with an emphasis on free-world volunteers teaching Bible classes to inmates in the Atmore prisons. In 1983 the name was changed to We Care Program when the prison ministry and a sister crime prevention program were combined into one organization. Since then the crime prevention aspect has been phased out, and today the core of our mission remains the original focus of in-prison ministry. The ministry has grown beyond Atmore to include missionary chaplains and associates in Birmingham and Montgomery, Alabama, as well as in Georgia and Ohio.

We Care Program is a prison chaplaincy ministry dedicated to Proclaiming Christ and Discipling Inmates. We fulfill our purpose by placing missionary chaplains in correctional institutions throughout Alabama and beyond. Check out this short video for a more detailed look at our ministry.

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Placing & Training Chaplains

to serve in correctional facilities that request assistance.

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Fostering Relationships & Encouraging Inmates

by sharing encouragement and friendship with inmates.

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Teaching Biblical Studies

and practical life skills with an emphasis on preparing inmates for successful re-entry into society.

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Mentoring

those who commit to following Christ by helping to nurture personal growth and offering spiritual guidance.

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Providing Outreach Opportunities

and experiences through annual prison ministry events.

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Collaborating with our Supporters

including churches, sister ministries, social agencies, and individuals.

The Connection

Published six times a year, “The Connection” provides news and views to friends of We Care Program. This newsletter features staff reflections, inmate testimonies, field reports, news of note, and a financial update. Free subscription!