The House of Redemption (THOR) came into legal existence on December 12, 2013, under the leadership of its founder and current Executive Director, Rev. Dr. Cynthia F. Burse. While working on her Doctor of Ministry, with a concentration in Prisons, Public Policy and Transformative Justice, Dr. Burse examined the significance of “Home” as both place and internal condition. Her conclusion was that both conditions must be stable for a healthy and successful community reentry. The physical building for The House of Redemption, which is currently under construction in Columbus, Ohio, will be the model for, and tangible expression of, what constitutes a safe and transformative prison-to-community transition. Dr. Burse’s journey into prisons and the world of incarceration began in 2003, when her own son was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor and felony. That experience changed forever her perception and understanding of the words ’criminal’ and ‘criminal justice system’.