Michael Barlow Center / About
St. Leonard’s Ministries developed the Michael Barlow Center to provide education, training, and job placement services for formerly incarcerated men and women. This three-story facility opened its doors in March 2005. The ADA compliant building includes six classrooms and three meeting rooms. Classrooms include a completely equipped commercial kitchen and an 18-station computer lab with internet access. The Center staff includes a job developer and a retention counselor. Education and training opportunities are provided through collaboration with a variety of community partners.
Each year approximately 225 men and women receive services through the Michael Barlow Center. The first step in using Michael Barlow Center services is to attend an orientation session which is held each Monday at 3:00 PM (except holidays).
Michael Barlow, 1952–1996
Michael Barlow was a former resident and staff member at St. Leonard’s Ministries. His commitment to rebuilding his own life touched the hearts of everyone he met. When he died in 1996, he left behind a legacy of hope for those who would follow him through the doors of St. Leonard’s Ministries.