The Value Of A Gospel Centered Approach

A holistic approach to transformation includes responding to our basic human spiritual need for life meaning. Damascus Way employs an evidenced-based, Gospel-centered approach which guides participants toward a path of purpose and productivity, as they return to their communities. We believe that Gospel- centered values – exhibited by the life of Jesus Christ – such as love, forgiveness, and reconciliation, are universally applicable and contribute to reducing recidivism, and the full integration of returning citizens into the lives of their families and communities.

Our Name

“As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?”

“Who are you Lord,” Saul (Paul) asked. “I am Jesus whom you are persecuting,” he replied. “Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.”

It was on this road that the Apostle Paul experienced life changing transformation. Since then, the phrase the “Damascus Road experience” has symbolized a time in a person’s life when they come to the end of themselves and begin a new way of living. Damascus Way desires to be a place where people that have come to the end of themselves and desire a new direction come and experience “The Road to Freedom.”

Core Values:

Using a Biblical value system to create our organizational values

Our Mission

Damascus Way Reentry Center provides reentry leadership and services using a Christ-Centered approach. Our core service model supports residents with: a stable housing pathway, employment and career readiness programming, and healthy community connections-all aiming at reversing the cycle of recidivism .

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  • Rochester 507.292.1700.
  • Golden Valley 763.545.6558.
  • Shakopee 763.299.0808.