Human Dignity and Solidarity

If your loved one has been arrested, or if you have recently been released from jail or prison, and you need support, call us at 773.247.0070.
 
Si usted o un ser querido ha sido arrestado, o si ha salido recientemente de la cárcel o la prisión, y necesita apoyo, llamenos al 773.247.0070.

“I was in jail and you visited me.”

This Gospel mandate compels all followers of Jesus to serve those who are incarcerated. Kolbe House has opportunities for individuals and parishes to join in the mission of Kolbe House. Read more about Kolbe House’s mission and this ministry’s positive impact in the Chicago Tribune.

We are in need of volunteers to prep, deliver, or underwrite the cost of meals for our twice monthly FAITH night – Families Affected by Incarceration Together in Hope. Help us create a warm, welcoming, and delicious meal for members of our community who have loved ones behind bars.

Volunteer openings:

  • In-jail minister facilitating prayer services and faith & life discussions (Training in February, weekly ministry beginning in March; Volunteers needed Tuesdays 11 am-1 pm)
  • In-jail facilitator of “Houses of Healing” personal development program or book club (Shadowing any Tuesday or Thursday, eight-week-long weekly ministry to begin in January/February)
  • Telephone ministry with individuals on house arrest (Training TBD, ministry to begin in the Spring)
  • Food Pantry Manager (2-4 hours per week, scheduling flexible)
  • Summer re-entry ministry (at least one half-day at Kolbe House per week on a regular schedule during the summer months)

Fill out a volunteer application today to begin a conversation with our volunteer coordinator!

Mass of Reconciliation

We invite all who are affected by the criminal justice system as well as those who wish to offer their supportive presence Saturdays at 5 p.m. for a Mass of Reconciliation for detainees, their families, and victims of crime.

Assumption BVM Church
2434 South California Avenue

Church opens at 4 p.m. for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and quiet prayer.

The Mass on August 3 will be held in La Villita Park outside Cook County Jail, on the baseball field located at 3065 South Albany.

Join us for a potluck meal after Mass on the first Saturday of each month.

Most Needed Wish List Items

  • New women's undergarments all sizes
  • Men's plain white T-shirts, all sizes esp. XL

See the full Wish List here.

Information for Jail Volunteers

Access the Post-visit Report Form here.

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To receive reminders via text, please text "Kolbe" to 84576 to sign up. Para recibir mensajes de texto cuando tenemos un evento, mande "Kolbe" al 202.765.3441.

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