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.

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 Interest Form

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 S. Albany.

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

Mass in the Park Outside Cook County Jail

Let’s extend the walls of our Church as close as we can come to the men and women detained in Cook County Jail. During the months of summer, Kolbe House will hold its regular First Saturday Mass of Reconciliation & Fellowship on the baseball field at La Villita Park, just a few steps from Cook County Jail and within sight of the West-facing cells in several divisions.

5 p.m.

June 1, July 6, and August 3, 2019 
La Villita Park Baseball Field
Parking entrance on 3037 South Albany Avenue

All are welcome! Adults, children, families affected by incarceration, formerly incarcerated individuals, and those wishing to express solidarity and support. Mass will be celebrated at 5:00 p.m., followed by potluck picnic meal. A limited number of chairs will be provided. Please bring your own lawn chair if you are able.

Most Needed Wish List Items

  • Subway Gift Cards
  • New Women’s Underclothes (all sizes)
  • Men’s T-shirts size XXL
  • Jars/Cans of Pasta Sauce
  • Canned Tuna and Chicken
  • Boxed Macaroni and Cheese

See the full Wish List here.

Information for Jail Volunteers

Access the Post-visit Report Form here.

Sign up to receive event updates and more

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.

This field is mandatory.