June 12, 2005 Guest - Linda Schroeder
Program: From Orange
Jumpsuit to New Life
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Linda Schroeder is the Executive Director of
Project COPE, an ecumenical
ministry in St. Louis, Missouri, which partners congregations or small
groups within congregations, with newly released prisoners. For the past
two decades, Linda has dedicated herself to helping ex-offenders through
an innovative program called Project COPE (Congregations + Offender
Partnership Enterprise). COPE consists of 37 congregational teams that
are matched with newly released ex-offenders, whom Linda has carefully
screened. Linda, with her husband, Rev. Ted Schroeder are the recipients
of the 2004 St. Louis Humanists of the Year, an honor given by the St.
Louis Ethical Society.