The report provides the background on why ex-prisoners face challenges re-entering the community once they are released from prison. The document gives an overview of multiple faith-based programs that serve ex-prisoners and details the types of services provided. It also describes how each organization operates including staffing and funding, the types of ex-offenders served and requirements for entry and the role of religion within the program. The report lists what aspects of these programs still require additional study. This report has a related At-A-Glance summary titled Coming Home: From Prison to the Community with the Help of Faith.