Reginald and Julie Harvey are the founders of Transformed Life Center. They have been married and ministering for 20 years and have four daughters. Reginald has also worked in the correctional facility with many heroin users. As an ex-offender and ex-drug user, he had compassion on the men incarcerated. He loved getting to know them and encouraging them right before they were to be released, as he was their guard for their last 45 days of incarceration.
However, he started to see a pattern with the men that were being released. Many of them didn't have anywhere to go once they were released, which forced them back with old friends or into some families where there were other members still using. In the time that Reginald was a guard there, there were many who were released and died from an overdose. He has stated, "I have a vision so much more than I am able to do now, but I no longer want to just give these people a plate of food and a scripture verse and send them back into the streets." Recently the Harveys had a vision to start an outreach project on the eastside of Dayton, called Transformed Life Center. The reason this area pulled on their hearts is because it is vulnerable to the abuse of drugs and alcohol, as it is a very poverty stricken area. There are churches few and far between and businesses have been closed down and boarded up. Organizations all around have outreach projects that they are already funding, but please consider making this one of your non-profit projects. The Harveys were given a building for their vision, which house many outreach programs, including the transitional housing, but they need your help in seeing the rest of the program come to pass! They are the feet and hands for those that want to do something to help inner-city problems.