Each home is fully furnished so that returning citizens may adjust to living in a warm and welcoming environment. Currently, two home locations have been secured, with three more in development.
M.O.R.E. has a very strong working relationship with the Mississippi Department of Corrections, whereby identification of potential participants and connection with the potential residents may begin while they are still incarcerated. DHS has made available a cottage at Oakley Training School in Raymond, MS, for a M.O.R.E. home, which is set to open for its first class on August 1st, 2018. The Oakley Training School has five more cottages similar to the one that has been offered to M.O.R.E., and an effort will be made to secure and utilize those cottages in the future.
MDOC closed a Community Work Center that once housed 104 inmates and vacated the property at the end of May 2018. The building was completely gutted, with all equipment removed, allowing plans for a second M.O.R.E. home to be carried out. When the remaining preliminary work is completed, M.O.R.E. will contract with the City of Magee to lease the property and authorize the contractor to commence with the renovation.
Solid Rock Boys Camp owned by Happiness Hills Ministries
Two flex apartments in Hattiesburg, provided by a local church
A former boys home at Mendenhall Ministries