House of Hope Exec. Dir. Thomas Johnson Fired
A ministry-based residential program has decided to make some changes internally.
The Alachua County House of Hope's board of directors parted ways with it's executive director Thomas Johnson on Thursday after 13 years. The House of Hope is a non-profit, ministry-based, residential transition program for inmates that are released from jail. The board felt they were getting away from the principles they were founded on.
"Our main goal is not about me or our executive director or anybody else, it's about our clients and what we're going to do for them. What gives them the best chance of success, so when they get out they're tax paying productive citizens," said Keith Perry from the House of Hope.
The program is looking to do more life skills programs for newly released felons. Thomas Johnson explains he will continue to do ministry work for the jails and churches.
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