Prison and Re-Entry

Scars and Bars is dedicated to empowering inmates, ex-felons and those on the fringes of society to live healthy, whole lives. 

Every Tuesday we lead a holistic, faith-based music therapy program in both Lebanon Correctional and Dayton Correctional Institution. 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. 

The Fringe Coffee House (a holistic re-entry and job training program) will open late 2018. This social enterprise will employ and empower recently released ex-felons. For more info visit: www.thefringecoffeehouse.com

 Addiction and Recovery

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. The mission of The Fringe + Recovery is: Recovery. Dignity. Kinship and Empowerment.

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: patrick@thefringehamilton.com 

Butler County Care Facility

Every other Friday from 8-9pm our volunteers visit Butler
County Care Facility, a local long term care facility to
bring snacks, socialize, open the Scriptures and remind
the residents there that they are loved and not forgotten. 

For more info contact Kristi: 513-275-2007   

Homeless | Power of the 12 

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. 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. For more info visit: Power of the 12