Our Mission

Scars and Bars is an ongoing outreach of
The Fringe Church in Hamilton, Ohio.
Scars and Bars exists to "empower inmates, ex-felons
and those on the fringes of society to
live healthy, whole lives." 
 
Every Tuesday we lead a holistic, faith-based
music therapy program in Lebanon Correctional
and Dayton Correctional. This 8 week program
addresses the root causes of destructive behavior
and helps move those involved towards healing and 
wholeness. The program also seeks to restore
value, dignity and worth to each individual involved
by helping them find their voice, share their stories
and re-imagine their future. Scars and Bars does
special events/concert in 30 prisons in Ohio. We
also visit prisons in Tennessee, Colorado, 
Australia and the U.K. 

Hear first-hand from inmates and more
by clicking "the impact" above