Each year, 5,000 people leave prison headed for St. Louis —
most with no job, no housing and no future. What happens to them next?
For the past 27 years, Project COPE has been providing community re-entry support to selected ex-offenders through faith-based volunteer team partnerships and transitional housing. Fewer than 14% of our graduates have gone back to prison, which proves that offering practical and emotional support can help people build productive new lives. We help make our communities safer, strengthen families and save Missouri taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in annual re-incarceration costs.