What Is T.O.R.I.?
T.O.R.I. Is a program of the Metroplex Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization founded by Bishop T.D. Jakes to bridge economic voids in urban America. T.O.R.I. grew out of the need from The Potter’s House Prison Ministry. After the ministry left an indelible impact on prisoners visited, former inmates came to the church looking for help upon release. Bishop Jakes recognized the need for the re-entry assistance for inmates who were returning home to their communities. T.O.R.I. Began offering services in January 2005, and has since served over 10,000 formerly incarcerated male and female adults across the state of Texas.