We launched The Fringe Coffee House (a holistic re-entry and job training program) October 29th, 2020.. This new social enterprise will employ and empower recently released ex-felons. For more info visit: www.thefringecoffeehouse.com
Every Tuesday we also lead the holistic, faith-based music therapy program, "Scars and Bars" in both Lebanon and Dayton Correctional Institutions. This 10 week program addresses the root causes of destructive behavior and helps move those involved towards healing and wholeness. The program also seeks to restore value, dignity and worth to each individual involved by helping them find their voice, share their stories and re-imagine their future. Our program is reducing violence in Ohio prisons and those who go through the program and connect with us upon release have an over 80% success rate of not returning to prison.
South-western Ohio has been one of the epicenters for the opiate crisis in the United States. We believe God is calling us to create a safe and healing space to meet those in recovery and struggling with addiction.
The Fringe + Recovery is an alternative weekly support group that meets every Thursday at 7pm in Hamilton at The Fringe Coffee House. This group will consist of open discussions, however we will be incorporating activities, art, music, and other therapeutic and fun activities.
For more info visit: www.facebook.com/thefringerecovery
The Fringe Riders
The Fringe Riders are a group of bikers and non-bikers committed to meeting people right where they are at, developing caring relationships with those they come in contact with and gaining permission to share the good news of Jesus in a non-threatening manner.
We do this through Slim's Run: making sack lunches and delivering them to the children and families of Hamiltons 2nd ward area, various community outreaches and being a life-giving presence all through out our city and region.
For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fringe Church purchases, assembles and delivers care packages to the homeless on a regular basis, provides community
meals, additional resources to the homeless population through out Butler County. The Fringe also provides a hot cup of coffee
and daily meals to those who are on the street at The Fringe Coffee House. We strive to build friendships and kinship with
those living our streets and assist them in finding the resources and hope to overcome homelessness.
The Fringe Church is also active in several local shelters in the Hamilton area.