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Emmalyn Jerome

Emmalyn Jerome serves as the Program Director of Rachel’s House, a transitional housing program of Lower Lights Ministries, which serves women re-entering society directly following incarceration. She served as the live-in House Manager for 4 years and assumed the Program Director role in 2016.  The Rachel’s House program is based on a holistic model that reduces the risks of recidivism by providing safe and stable housing for up to 24 months along with comprehensive services that focus on healthy relationships, drug and alcohol recovery, gaining and maintaining sustainable employment paired with personal financial mentoring, and spirituality. For the past 18 years, Rachel’s House has been “home” to over 160 women. While Ohio’s recidivism rate is about 28%, for Rachel’s House graduates, it is less than 8%.  Many women have gone on to work in businesses, earn master’s degrees, and are raising families.

Prior to entering the non-profit sector, Emmalyn spent nearly 10 years working in the corporate Human Resources function for various global businesses, primarily focusing on EEO and Affirmative Action compliance and then later business partner responsibilities. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in political science from Olivet Nazarene University, she went on and earned a Juris Doctor degree from Capital University Law School. She has taken Master’s classes in Religion and Theology from Asbury Theological Seminary. She is a proud resident of the Franklinton neighborhood of Columbus.