Positioning Catholic Ministries as ‘First Stop’ Upon Release

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Chicago’s Kolbe House Jail Ministry is located three blocks from the nation’s third largest US jail system. Kolbe House works to address their re-entry clients’ material needs and, more importantly, their need for spiritual and emotional accompaniment during the early stages of re-entry. Associate Director Deacon Pablo Perez and Pat Sullivan share the evolution of Kolbe House’s reentry programming in this presentation.



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