The ongoing ministry to
incarcerated youth continues to be blessed. The ministry had its
beginnings in 1996 with the first youth retreat weekend held at the
Burton Center. This first retreat was made possible through the work
of Rev. Bernard Cannon and the late Rev.
In 2001 when the Burton
Center was turned over to a private company to administer the fear
was that the work there was finished. That was not God’s idea for He
has opened the doors wider. The Burton Center is now known as the
Eliot Center. In March of 2001 every Friday night Bible study
resumed and the first retreat weekend ( as the Eliot Center ) was
held in September. In November of 2001 a Saturday night worship
service was launched. In January of 2003 a weekly Chaplain Visit was
added to the schedule at Eliot Center. We gratefully acknowledge the
support and assistance of Director Melvin Whitlow in supporting the
ministry's programs. Though Mr. Whitlow has moved on 'IYM' continues
to be blessed with support from the
management of the facilities we serve.
You are welcome to come
and be a part our ministry events. How do you sign up for a
weekend? Read on.
In addition to the
programs at Eliot, we have been ministering at other
affiliated centers since 2002. Our involvement is under the direction of
Director Mrs. J. Fryer and her Facility Managers. We provide a bible
study each Tuesday night as well as Chaplain visits and provide the
weekly worship service held on Friday nights. The first retreat
weekend for an affiliate took place in August of 2003.The worship
services that began in 2002 were under the auspices of then Facility
Manager G. Yusef Qualls. Following a meeting with then Director
Melvin Whitlow and Reverend Qualls it was decided that 'IYM' would
take over all facets of spiritual enrichment at Calumet.
In 2005 we began
ministering on a periodic basis at the Adrian Training School for
Young Women. In 2006 we added ministry work at a Don Bosco placement
facility and Children's Home of Detroit.
Ministries .org Inc. provides a continuum of guest speakers and
special events that further enhance the Christian experience for the
incarcerated young men.
All the programs
discussed above are to help bring young men between the ages of 11
and 20 to a saving knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
On January 31, 2008 the
Eliot Center was closed and the residents were moved to a center in
Highland Park, MI. The residential treatment residents currently
residing at the Highland Park center were then moved
to a new facility next door. IYM provides all programs at the
new center as well.
To make all of this work
requires people. People like YOU. The weekly programs only require an hour or two. Chaplain visits occur
once a week at the centers serviced by 'IYM' The work of 'IYM'
Lord leads you to be a part of this work please call or ‘e’- mail :
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