In August 2003 three people with a concern for those in prison saw a need of a further facility offering support accommodation on release from prison. A further need was identified to provide a link between prisoner release and after release services. Often released prisoners find it hard to reintegrate back into society and family without support.

In 2004 Geoff and Jill McMillan set up Prison Care Ministries and now work as directed by the Trustees. Geoff and Jill are two of the six Trustees. The main focus is to provide after care services and support to released prisoners and their families.

Their idea is based around working with those in prison and their families to build a platform for reconciliation before, during and after their release from prison. Geoff and Jill have had a lot of experience supporting serving prisoners, released prisoners and their families. They identified a need for these individuals after having worked with them and experiencing the difficulties they face when re-integrating back into their families and life outside.

  • July 2014 – First support house opened (prior to a Trust being set up.)
  • 1st September 2004.- Certificate of Incorporation as a Non Profit Charitable Trust
  • April 2005 – Second house opened.
  • January 2007 – Third house opened.
  • 2nd April 2008 – Certificate of Registration as a Charitable Entity.
  • April 2010 – Fourth house opened.
  • Aug 2013 – One house closed.
  • April & Aug 2014 – Two flats rented.
  • Sept 2014 – PCM celebrates its 10th Anniversary.
  • June 2015 – 3rd flat rented & one house opened.
  • Feb 2016 – 5th House opened
  • Jan & Feb 2017 – One house & one flat closed due to being sold off
  • April 2017 – One house opened
  • Sept 2017 – One flat opened

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