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Welcome to Your New Life

Get a fresh start outside the walls of the prison. At Brian’s Place, Inc., we help you successfully transition from life in prison to a life filled with promising opportunities and second chances. Select men with a history of incarceration pending release or who have recently served time are welcome to apply for membership to our faith-based transitional residence.

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Through our work, we are able to reintegrate former inmates back into the community. We invite the Christian Faith network, businesses, and individuals to help us strengthen our economy and rebuild the lives of deserving men.

Our Story

Humble Beginnings

Our visionary and founder came up with the idea of the organization more than 15 years ago. Her vision, perseverance, and strong faith in the Lord have guided us to come together for Brian’s Place, Inc. Shirley aptly named this special residence as “Brian’s Place, Inc.” to honor her late youngest son, Brian, who shared her moral and humanistic values.

Brian’s Place, Inc. is a ministry of the New Light Missionary Baptist Church of the Pilot Mountain Baptist Association led by Pastor Sam P. L. Hickerson. We are forever grateful for the vision, strong faith, persistence, and obedience displayed with the birth of Brian's Place, Inc.

Making a Difference

Statistics show that many African-Americans were exempted from the pleasure principles that were enjoyed by their racial counterparts. Black males are incarcerated in prisons at a phenomenally higher rate in population statistics.

Once offenders are released from prison, their opportunities for leading a rewarding life are tremendously diminished without regard to guilt or innocence. With this and other alarming statistics, we realize that change has to be made.

A Place You Can Call Home

We understand that many of you had meaningful, productive lives prior to incarceration. Hence, we offer you a place you can call home as you rebuild your life. We provide great living conditions for all our residents. Rest assured you will feel loved, accepted, and cared for in our immaculately refurbished residence. During the entire stay, residents can enjoy the following:

  • First-Class Housing
  • Clothes from Pastor Sam and Sylvia’s Closet
  • Family Reception Room

  • Ministry Options
  • Game Rooms
  • Lounge

  • Internet Connection
  • Education/Job Training
  • Opportunities

These benefits allow you to regain employment, get spiritual counseling, have access to educational resources, and build healthy relationships as you work toward independence. Contact us to learn more about what we can do to assist you.

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