St. Luke's Shalom Prison Ministry offers hope, compassion and support to those in prison and their families. The Prison Ministry focuses on two areas: providing Pen Pals and offering a Reading Club to inmates in the 33rd St. Jail. Pen Pals can encourage and support inmates through letters in a safe, non-threatening way. Reading Club allows volunteers to mentor and develop reading and life skills to interested incarcerated men and women.
No prior experience is required. Commitment: 15-20 minutes every other month to write a note to an inmate and 1.5 hours a week to teach reading (minimum three months). Training provided and clearance required by 33rd St. Jail for reading club.