By utilizing our Timelist curricula we aim to end the cycle of violence, crime, poverty, unemployment and recidivism. This is an educational platform created by formerly incarcerated individuals. The curricula is designed to empower individuals that participate in our workshop series and complete our courses.

Timelist, (once upon a time) was a group without a name. Originally, several prisoners serving life terms at Avenal State Prison decided to come together to create a support group for the inmate population.  The objective back then was just to brainstorm ways that they could gain their freedom through the parole board and the judicial system. They would meet every Sunday on the prison recreation yard out on the bleachers until their numbers began to grow. Through sharing case law related to life sentences and discussing self-help methods, the group continued to come together and a few even gained their freedom. In 2007, the group decided to approach prison administrators with a proposal to establish the group as a legitimate program recognized by the state of California. This is when the group became TIMELESS – A Lifer Support Group. Later, Timeless decided to open up its programs to all inmates and parolees regardless of what type of prison sentence they were serving. Timeless is a reminder to the human being that, as long as we are alive and have the ability to think, it is never too late to change and never too old to grow mentally and spiritually. For legal reasons, we had to change the name to Timelist because the name Timeless was already in use by other organizations. Of the 500+ clients served by Timelist, only 0.1% have been reincarcerated.

Timelist Group program is based at Roots Community Health Center

We need your continued support to provide these services to our members. Please make a contribution today.

  • Life Skills or Soft Skills training
  • Skills Development/Job Training through Cisco Networking Academy
  • Job Placement
  • Family Reunification
  • GED prep and enrollment, adult math ON-LINE
  • Computer Literacy
  • Business development and planning
  • Drug & Alcohol counseling sessions
  • Follow up services


The People are the Reason