The values of “Eden House” are faith, commitment, love, and support. For several years, jails have been utilized as dumping grounds for the homeless, mentally ill and substance abusers. It cost an average of $100.00 per day to house a person in a local jail. If they are prescribed medication the daily cost for their jail stay could double. Most inmates are held in a jail for up to 90 days for a nonviolent misdemeanor offenses.
Under a new rule that was recently passed in the state of Indiana, inmates are not allowed to be booked and immediately released if they are homeless, have untreated mental illness or under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of booking. “Eden House” is connecting men who are released from prisons and jails to services and housing that will reduce recidivism.
“Eden House” offers the judicial system alternative placement for men who suffer from homelessness, mental illness or substance abuse the opportunity to receive evidence - based programming and housing to eliminate criminal behavior that is often triggered by untreated mental illness or substance use.
Our program is vital to eliminating barriers that are often identified while attempting to place individuals that are in the criminal justice system into housing and services immediately after release.