When one come home from prison or jail, they face 3 major challenges:
• Finding employment
• Acceptance and support from family
• A spiritual home where they might feel welcome
Bexar County Reentry Service Center
Bexar County Reentry Service Center (222 S. Comal, San Antonio, TX 78207 - Directions) offers services to those coming home to the community (see attached weekly schedule of programs). Also, Chrysalis Ministries collaborates to help with ID’s, preparing a resume, interview skills, job leads, dress clothing and transportation. In addition, Chrysalis along with Catholic Charities and St Vincent de Paul offer support for families during and after a loved one’s incarceration.
Welcome Home Training
The Bexar County Faith-Based Reentry Committee has developed “Welcome Home Training”, a curriculum which provides an understanding of those in the Criminal Justice system, safety and boundaries issues, and pastoral care skills. If your parish would like to participate in this training, please contact the Department for Pastoral Ministries for further details. The training for parish volunteers will provide the do’s and don’ts to effectively minister, and offer spiritual support to the formerly incarcerated, so they receive acceptance and love, which is the foundation for positive change to occur in their lives.