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CityLinC connects children and youth to loving families, families to secure futures, individuals to caring community, and community to personal faith. Our name stands for "City Living in Christ."


70 Calhoun St.

Battle Creek, MI 49017

Phone: (269) 969-9181



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Second Wind Mentors for Parolees
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Everyone Deserves a Second Chance

Mentoring non-violent parolees for successful re-entry into society

What We Do and Why
Second Wind Mentors is a helpful partnership of organizations that provide mentoring for released prisoners and their families. We work closely with the Michigan Prisoner Re-Entry Initiative and the Calhoun County Parole Office to provide life coaches and mentors to those who are re-integrating society.

The goals of successful re-entry include:


  • Mental Health

  • Good education

  • Adequate housing

  • Stable employment

  • Personal spiritual connections

  • Freedom from substance abuse

  • Fulfilling social and family relations


Although released prisoners have other professional organizations available that address many of the areas mentioned above, there is a significant gap in social and family services. Also, there is an increasing awareness of the need for spiritual connections.

Second Wind Mentors provide clients with a variety of faith-based support groups, volunteer mentors, ministry groups, and other paid professionals that are willing to help self-motivated parolees improve their own quality of life. Founded in 2008, Second Wind Mentors is a program of CityLinC Ministries and Mentor Providers of Calhoun County, Michigan. We welcome participants of all backgrounds and beliefs.

Handymen for Hire!

Through our Second Wind HR program, we offer parolees the opportunity to earn money in a supervised work setting. Work projects range from yard work and exterior repairs to snowplowing, painting and selected building projects (such as a deck or shed). To inquire about hiring our Second Wind Handymen team, or to request a free quote, please call (269) 969-9181.

Benefits of Mentoring
The road to healing and a positive future is not easy, and life has a way of taking sharp turns and dead ends that can discourage even the strongest and most determined of us.

We face many barriers when making the transition back into society. Finding a job and housing, satisfying conditions of parole, and staying on track can be overwhelming to do alone, but with the help of a positive support system your chances of success improve dramatically.

A mentor relationship can provide:


  • Friendship and encouragement

  • Emotional support

  • Spiritual guidance

  • A safe place to vent

  • Positive support and networking

Everyone could use a friend to talk to when they’ve had a rough day, need someone to pray with, or just need a few kind words of encouragement. Our mentors are ready and willing to help!

If you are interested in what we do, or would like to get a free no-obligation quote from our Handymen team, please call our office at (269) 969-9181 and ask for the Second Wind Mentors coordinator. We’ll be happy to answer your questions!

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