Ministry to the Incarcerated and Their Families
By appointment only, Monday - Friday
For those people recently released from prison, services are similar to those of the Ministry to the Homeless. With fewer clients in this program, we have the opportunity to be a bit more generous with our time and resources for those individuals who have fulfilled their prison sentence and are ready to reintegrate themselves into society. Our systematic plan provides for the following needs:
- Health Care
- Resource Packet of Community Services
(halfway houses, recovery groups and job placement)
For families of incarcerated breadwinners, we prevent homelessness by providing direct assistance so utility shut-off and eviction can be avoided. We work with the family’s SVdP Parish Conference and take advantage of the perspective gained through home visits.
When possible, we co-fund with other agencies and target our one-time family assistance to those who have the potential to regain self-sufficiency in a relatively short amount of time. Two-person teams make these decisions, after a careful assessment process. This assessment also allows us to offer budgeting advice, referrals and clothing to assist families in meeting their needs until the release of their loved one.