CRAM began its first program service in 2002 (Mentoring and Substance Abuse Support) upon its initial recognition as a 501(c)3 faith-based human and social service agency. CRAM expanded and grew its program services overtime.
CRAM began with the vision to offer services for ex-offenders. We are blessed to have impacted so many lives through the following services we offer:
Re-Entry Mobile Laptop Services
Employment Assistance Project
Computer Literacy Class
Financial Literacy Class
Housing Financial Assistance
Family Reunification Project
Distribution (donation) Center
Ex-offender Workforce Development
Community Service Project
We are evolving and building strategic partnerships. Our most recent accomplishment is the development of the one-stop service center dedicated to meeting the needs of ex-offender and their families, veterans, and other underserved populations in the capital region. The H.U.B. Campus (The Harrisburg Uptown Building) represents this new vision.
About The Founder
In November 1992, she gave her life to God and immediately entered into prison ministry with her spiritual mother (Mother Thelma O. Wright) under Mother Wright's prison ministry (The Society of Volunteer Ministries). It was Mother Wright's passion and desire that inspired Juanita to begin aftercare services, as Mother Wright said she was "too old to run behind the ex-offenders" upon their release. Mother Wright, therefore, birthed aftercare ministries into Juanita and Juanita delivered the ministry into a fully operating business, that later developed into a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
In 2002 Juanita Edrington-Grant began to formulate an organization and God gave her a name,
"Christian Recovery Aftercare Ministry"
* Christian - who she is and who she will always be
* Recovery - what she has experienced and what she desires for others to experience
* Aftercare - what is needed on many levels, after the recovery process has started
* Ministry - regardless of what direction CRAM takes, it will always be her ministry
She identifies her life as that of the "energizer bunny"... she keeps going, and going, and going...helping her peer population of offenders and those struggling with addiction. By providing these services,she is truly fulfilling God's word.