HOLLYWOOD IMPACT STUDIOS, helping break...
the cycle of incarceration and addiction since 2009…
“I am so thankful to Hollywood Impact Studios. I am a mother that prayed so long for my son. It pains a mother to see her children lost, well my son Richard has been found and Hollywood Impact Studios has been an instrument in his life. I live out of state and have not seen him since he got out, but he calls me almost every day. He sounds so happy and excited with his newfound LIFE and working with all of you. I so truly thank the Lord but I also thank your outreach program. I pray for this ministry these prisoners need your Ministry, it is one thing going into the jails and prison's but it's another thing being on the outside for them that's the important part AMEN. MUCH LOVE MARTHA [the LAST NAME OMITTED] a PRAYING MOM, GOD TRULY ANSWER'S PRAYER.”
Addiction and incarceration do not merely affect the person involved. It affects the entire family and the community associated with that person. Just as it took years to break down those bridges and family bonds, it sometimes takes years to rebuild them. And that is where HOLLYWOOD IMPACT STUDIOS comes in.
HOLLYWOOD IMPACT STUDIOS is a faith-based ministry that started this “bridge building” in 2009, with our In-Jail Program, inside the Los Angeles County Jail. It continued in 2011 with our Alumni-Reentry program on the outside and expanded in 2015 with our Miracle Mountain Vocational Training Center in Castaic, California
Our goal is simple, we want to help our men and women coming out of jail, prison, and recovery programs, which often includes veterans and the homeless, to transform their lives, helping them become substance-free, vocationally trained, and morally strong. This will help them become productive citizens and in turn, may restore those broken family relationships…and in the process reduce crime which makes this program even more important given the current prison reform programs.
The keyword to our program is mentoring. We start with these men inside the Los Angeles County Jail. Our volunteers teach vocational training, life skills training, and spiritual encouragement – we walk alongside and support them. What makes our program so unique is that we continue that walk with these individuals on the outside directly from prison, or upon completion of a recovery program. Hollywood Impact Studios is that "NEXT STEP." Why is this unique? This holistic model integrates in jail, out of jail and vocational/educational training together. We do all three within a loving, supportive, and encouraging environment. Through what we call discipleship (walking with them and training them throughout life) healthy relationships are modeled and rebuilt.
We have seen over and over again how this approach works to rebuild those damaged family relationships; not overnight, but over time. We believe this model is why our recidivist is less than 20%. And it works over the long haul; the very first semester of our In-Jail Program (2009) had (10) graduates. (8) of them are still out after 10 years! But we can’t do this important work without volunteers and funding. Will you please help support the HOLLYWOOD IMPACT STUDIOS vocationally training program, no amount is too small. Please donate today!
“My life has completed changed in the five years I have been out. My entire family did not want to have anything to do with me, and I don’t blame them. I spent 25 years in addiction and in Jail with three prison terms. But now, I have a restored relationship with my father, my daughter, my grandchildren, and even my ex-wife. Life is good. Praise God!”