Twice a month, this may vary according to increased/decreased needs
Mindful of Jesus call to visit prisoners (Mt 26:36), this committee’s purpose is to accompany a woman, who was just released from prison, for a period of 12-18 months in order to help re-establish her life. Coming out of prison proves to be difficult in many respects and requires help that is sustained over time in order to help a woman navigate these difficulties on practical and spiritual levels.
Assisting one woman released from prison:
- in obtaining numerous social service
- in job search
- in getting medical services
- in finding legal and financial assistance
- in furthering education
Sr. Matianne Burkhard OSB, Nancy Claude, Cathy Hardy, Marylynn Kelsch, Jack Kinney, Jerry and Lynne Lisenby, Jim and Colleen Matarelli, Deb Meyer
Number of People Assited in the Last 3 Years
Two for a whole year each, one for 3 months
Becoming a member of a small group (of 4) that, after training, supports one individual for 12-18 months. More than one group may be active at the same time. For a new group support from other groups is available.