What Is Escape?
Escape Ministries is a non-profit dedicated to intervening in the lives of youth who fall through the cracks of society.
We connect youth with opportunities, resources, and Gospel-rooted relationships, empowering all to thrive and discover our worth together.
What Sets Us Apart
Seeing Beneath The Surface
We see kids for who they truly are, not for the labels placed on them.
Accountability & Restoration
We hold students to appropriate standards, and help them work towards solving problems and restoring relationships
We work towards mutual, trusting, safe, and lasting relationships throughout our programs.
Escape is rooted in the Gospel of Jesus, and we work with people from all different beliefs to empower students towards growth, peace, and hope together.
What our partners are saying:
I have witnessed firsthand the progress that students who participate in Escape can make as they successfully transition back to the traditional school setting. This program is a gift to young people in our community to improve the trajectory of their future.
Former Superintendent, Holland Public Schools
The collaboration between Escape and West Ottawa has provided an incredible opportunity for our students. It allows students to move beyond their mistakes and progress toward graduation. It is clear that the relationships built at Escape are life-changing.
Assistant Principal, West Ottawa High School
The work Escape is doing with our community’s youth is transformational – for the kids, the volunteers, and the community. Partnering with Escape helps our church to be connected with youth and families in our community who are often forgotten or dismissed.
Lead Pastor, New Beginnings Church
It’s inspiring to see youth who have been on probation with us make positive steps and be celebrated for their accomplishments at Escape. The restorative, relational, and accountable approach Escape uses is special, and it’s effective.
Juvenile Probation Officer, Ottawa County
Meet Our Directors