What does M.O.R.E. stand for?
Mississippi Offender Reentry Experience.
Why was M.O.R.E. started?
M.O.R.E. began in response to a request by Mr. Steve Pickett, Chairman of the Mississippi Parole Board. He stated that in any given month there are 300 to 700 individuals (male and female) who have been paroled but cannot leave the prison because they have no place to go. He then asked, “Can you do anything to help with this challenge?” As a result, M.O.R.E. was envisioned and work began to provide not only a home, but also employment, instruction and mentoring.
How do you become a resident at M.O.R.E.?
Since M.O.R.E. began to offer a residence for parolees who have no place to go or live, current residents are recommended by MDOC and interviewed and approved by a M.O.R.E. interview team. The Mississippi Parole Board also has input in the residents who are selected. In the future, it is anticipated that other persons who are about to be paroled can apply to become a resident at M.O.R.E.
What can I do to help M.O.R.E.?
- One of the most important things you can do is to pray that God will continue to show his favor on the work of M.O.R.E. Pray for the leadership of M.O.R.E. Pray for the residents who go through the M.O.R.E. program that they will return successfully to their families and communities as healthy, responsible citizens.
- You can also recommend to M.O.R.E. individuals whom you think would be possible resident managers or assistant resident managers. Include their contact information so they can be followed up on.
- M.O.R.E. is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization which depends largely on the donations of supporters to carry on the work. Any donation will be greatly appreciated.