Oil of Joy

Oil of Joy provides trauma-informed care for female-specific recovery from childhood and adult sexual abuse, forced abortion, and other child loss. Our curriculum and training for facilitators helps ministries establish small group thereapy for sexual healing in women's prisons.

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Who We Are

Oil of Joy has been bringing trauma-informed recovery to women in prisons and jails since 2000, when it was awarded the Governors Volunteer Service award for female offender programs by the Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice.

Our Vision

Our vision is to expand trauma-informed care throughout Texas by providing training for ministry teams. We continue care for 12 months post-release in the Houston area through the re-entry division, Portal Houston.

Types Of Activity

Chapel services, recovery support groups, pre-release assessments, post-release counseling and referrals.


We currently minister in jails and prisons throughout Texas, and have trained others in Louisiana and Arkansas.
We have also trained abroad in the Carribbean and in Israel.

Our magazine (newsletter)

We produce email newsletters monthly, and send a donor update monthly.


Books we have published

Oil of Joy Instead of Mourning curriclum for sexual healing and abortion recovery
Oil of Joy Instead of Mourning Leader's Manual with lesson ploans.
Oil of Joy Training Manual

About Our Prison Ministry

Our primary focus is to train teams and develop ministries.

Support In

Please pray that mothers who grieve the loss of their children will be restored


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