Our Mission


The mission of F.I.S.T. is to serve God by assisting and encouraging fellow formerly incarcerated individuals to assimilate into mainstream society, through Christian Ministry, fellowship, and guidance.


Our Purpose


F.I.S.T. is an organization that was founded and run by formerly incarcerated men and women drawing on their experiences and focusing their energy to assisting ex-offenders being reintegrated back into society.

As a representative of Former Inmates Striving Together F.I.S.T; you will play a critical role in fulfilling the mission of our organization and in sustaining our highest standards as a community service agency in Lake County, IL. You have been given the opportunity to share your experience, talents, faith and knowledge to help enrich the lives of those within our organization as well as with those in our community at large.



Find out about our organization, mission, our methods, and the results of our decades of advocacy.


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Ready to take the next step? You can become a contributor to our cause, or participate yourself.