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Who We Are


Our Mission

Oaks of Righteousness is a faith-based, nonprofit residential program that offers support for female ex-offenders who desire to make positive life changes and become productive members of society.

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Our Vision

They will be called Oaks of Righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor. 

Isaiah 61:3

We Believe

No woman was born to spend her life in a prison cell or imprisoned by addiction, abuse or poverty. She was meant to be a display of the Lord’s splendor.  

Every woman deserves a second chance. That's why we provide a safe and nurturing environment where they can rebuild their lives in Christ.

We are a family of staff, volunteers and fellow residents who support women in their journey towards healing, growth, and self-sufficiency. Through the Oaks, women develop skills, gain education, and find employment. 

As children of faith, we were not meant to live insulated from the suffering of others. Matthew 25:40 says, “Whatever you did for one of the least of these sisters of mine, you did for Me.” 

Our History

As founder Beth Whittier met with women inmates through prison ministry visits, they told her about their struggles with addiction and trauma, their broken families and their fears about life outside prison. By 2012, she had heard enough.  She asked, "If we don't help these women re-enter society, who will?"


With friends and church support, she started the Oaks of Righteousness nonprofit and they begin raising the money for our first residential house. 


Our residential homes

We acquired the house in 2014 and prepared it for our first residents.  

Oaks first house

By Christmas, we had 3 residents and our first house manager.

In 2021, we opened our second house, named after Dan Pearce, a tireless advocate for the Oaks program.  

Oaks second house

In 2023, we added a third house, allowing us to double the number of women in our one-year program and provide affordable housing and support for women who choose to continue their educations and training after the first year.

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Our Leadership

Steve Reeves

Beth Whittier

Brian Powell

Director of Operations
Charity Fyke

Terry Amos


Denise Smoot

Jodie Felder

Cathy Parva

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