“Remember those who are in prison, as though you were in prison with them” Hebrews 13:3
Let us be renewed by God’s mercy, let us be loved by Jesus, let us enable the power of his love to transform our lives too; and let us become agents of this mercy, channels through which God can water the earth. Pope Francis
Can YOU Help Ex-Prisoners with Community Support?
Would you like to help turn someone’s life around? Could you give a few hours a week to support a newly released prisoner?
WHAT IS COMMUNITY SUPPORT?
Community Support was set up in 2011 as a small Volunteer Project offering mentoring to newly-released prisoners in Northern Ireland.
Prisoners who receive support and guidance on their release are much less likely to reoffend.
By volunteering you will support some of the most marginalised individuals in our community, help to reduce crime, and thereby protect others from the suffering and trauma of crime.
As a mentor you will meet weekly with your mentee above to give him support and encouragement.
This is a challenging but rewarding opportunity and will appeal to those wishing to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable individuals.
Ongoing training and support is provided. You will need a car and be able to meet with mentees during week days. We look for a two year commitment, because training takes a bit of time.
For more information, contact:
Brian Lennon, S.J.,
The Community Centre,
Armagh BT61 7QQ
Tel: 038 3799 8509 Email: [email protected]