Chicagoland Prison Outreach
REACHING OUT TO INCARCERATED AND PREVIOUSLY INCARCERATED MEN, WOMEN & THEIR FAMILIES WITH THE LOVE OF CHRIST
“I was 23 years old when the cast iron door shut behind me. Months earlier, I had shot and killed a man who came into my house unannounced. I’d been locked up before, but this time was different. This time, I knew I was done with the streets..."Read more »
Sharing the Love of Christ
Chicagoland Prison Outreach exists to bring the love of Christ to currently or previously incarcerated men and women and their families throughout the Chicagoland region. We work with individuals in Cook County Jail, Cook County Sheriff’s Boot Camp, and various Illinois state prisons, and our own Career Center in Roseland – through in-prison, post-prison and outreach programs. To provide support and guidance to these hurting people, we provide a range of Christian worship services, discipleship classes, individual counseling, vocational training and job preparation services.
Our in-prison programs include a discipleship program, where CPO staff and volunteers connect in a meaningful way with inmates in Jail to facilitate developing a Christ-like character through the practical application of God’s Word. Once inmates have been released, we follow up through our Post Prison Ministry. We provide mentoring, assistance in connecting with the body of Christ, vocational training, and character building. We offer outreach programs: Outreach Christian School, Angels of Hope ministry and Rhoda Fellowship.