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What is Community Chaplaincy?
Community Chaplaincy consists of faith-based organizations that support offenders and their families as they re-enter society. These agencies usually include a
chaplain and numerous volunteers who have received endorsement from their faith group. They serve out of a deep sense of vocation and conviction and offer a wide
variety of assistance. Community Chaplaincies are usually governed by a board of directors, providing their services under contract and operating independently of
Core Values and Objectives
- respects the dignity of individuals, and the rights of all members of society,
- believes in the potential for human growth and development.
- respects the social, cultural and religious differences of individual offenders.
- recognizes that offenders have the potential to live as law-abiding citizens.
Community Chaplaincy contributes to the protection of society by actively encouraging and assisting offenders to safely and successfully re-enter society by providing them with practical, spiritual, emotional and social support.
Journeying is central to the work of Community Chaplaincy. Key areas of involvement include:
- spiritual support
- emotional support
- support with medical concerns
- mental health support
- practical assistance
- finding appropriate housing
- self-help programs
- community access
- various mentorship groups
- Circles of Support and Accountability
- others, as needed
Join Community Chaplaincy
Community Chaplaincy needs volunteers who are interested in serving their community and able to commit to journeying with individuals as they re-enter the community from prison. Volunteers receive extensive training and support for the wide variety of opportunities that exist.
Please contact the CSC Chaplaincy office at (613) 996-9580