ELTV: Pt.2-3 Chicagoland Prison Outreach

Two Representatives from CPO came on our program to share about the ministry and what lead them to be involved. One of our guests served time behind bars as well. He shares his story of transformation.

CPO ministers to men and women in the Cook County Jail, Cook County Sheriff’s Boot Camp, Stateville Department of Corrections, and at our Career Center in Roseland. Christian worship services, discipleship classes, individual counseling, vocational training, and job preparation are among the services provided to inmates and participants at these facilities.

CPO’s Outreach Christian School provides Christ centered education to the incarcerated at the jail and educational opportunities for ex-offenders after release. Presently we are working with Roosevelt University in a special program for military veterans who are incarcerated.

The Post Prison Ministry for those who have been released serves primarily to provide mentoring and accountability, assisting them in finding fellowship in a local church, vocational training, networking with the local Christian community to seek employment and housing and/or to receive rehab and recovery for alcoholism and drug addiction.

Our Angels of Hope ministry historically focused on helping those who are in need at Christmas and Thanksgiving. A much newer facet of this ministry is that we now train area churches to call on families of detainees to provide them support and to prepare them to be a good Christian home for the detainee to return to after release. Presently 4 churches are trained. 1st Reformed of South Holland serves as a distribution hub for food which is then distributed to these families according to their need. Several churches have had food drives in support of this ministry.

Rhoda fellowship is a Women’s Bible study conducted at our Roseland facility each week for women who have a loved one who is incarcerated.

The goal is to bring the love of Christ into the lives of these men and women in a tangible way, and directly introduce them to Him through scripture and prayer.

Information about our vocational programs Information about our Rhoda Fellowship for women with loved ones incarcerated.
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