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Support group volunteers needed for in-prison & community groups

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ORGANIZATION: Peaceprints of WNY

  • 1 person is interested

We are looking for individuals with a passion for social justice and reentry who would like to participate in or lead our in-prison visitation support groups & community support groups. We have heard wonderful feedback from past participants/leaders telling us that the experience was memorable, meaningful, and worthwhile. It is a requirement of this role that all clients are treated with the respect and dignity that they deserve.

We have the training, the schedule, and all the things you need ready for you!

All you need is a heart that wants to bring changes to our community by rebuilding lives.

Role of support group leader:

  • Facilitating access to & sharing of information with group members.
  • Facilitate group meetings.
  • Being aware of the needs of the group.
  • Be a positive role model for others.
  • Availability of time to commit to the group.
  • Being accepting, empathic and supportive to others.
  • Familiar with supportive listening techniques and use them while facilitating.

Because of the uniqueness of our programs, 6 months is the minimum commitment time. If interested,

In-prison groups locations:

Erie County:

Collin Correctional Facility

Middle Rd, Collins, NY 14034

Medium Security

Gowanda Correctional Facility

S Rd, Gowanda, NY 14070

Medium Security

Livingston County:

Groveland Correctional Facility

7000 Sonya Rd, Sonyea, NY 14556

Medium Security

Orleans County:

Albion Correctional Facility

3595 State School Road; Albion, New York

Medium Security-Women

Orleans Correctional Facility

3531 Gaines Basin Rd, Albion, NY 14411

Medium Security

Wyoming County:

Attica Correctional Facility

639 Exchange Street Rd, Attica, NY 14011

Maximum Security

Wyoming Correctional Facility

3203 Dunbar Rd, Attica, NY 14011

Medium Security

Community groups locations:

Erie County:

Hope House

660 Smith St, Buffalo NY 14210

Wednesday: 6-8:30 pm

Monroe County:

Church of the Ascension

1340 Lake Ave, Rochester NY 14613

Tuesday: 6:30-8:30 pm

About Us

Peaceprints of WNY is a 501c3 non-profit organization offering comprehensive reentry services to men and women involved in the criminal justice system. Our Reentry and Housing Programs are designed to offer provisions and guidance along each step of an individual’s transformation.


Strengthening Communities by Rebuilding Lives


A just society in which all have equitable opportunity to live productive lives


Compassion | Active desire to strengthen and empower individuals and their families

Courage | Ability and willingness to do the right thing in all we do

Commitment | A promise to promote peace and non-violence wherever we go

Community | Foster a sense of unity through shared respect for honesty, integrity and fairness.

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About Peaceprints of WNY


660 Smith Street, Buffalo, NY 14210, US

Mission Statement

Strengthening communities by rebuilding lives.


As a nationally recognized leader in reentry services, Peaceprints of WNY is on the front line of the social justice and racial equity movement. We exist to disrupt and put an end to the cycle of incarceration that plagues our region to realize a just society in which all have equitable opportunity to live productive lives.

We offer services for individuals at every stage in the cycle of incarceration. Our programs include the following:

  • Empower Youth-- a program focused on providing the tools and resources for individuals ages 14-21 to regain control of their lives.
  • Project Blue-- a jail-based program providing pre- and post- release case management.
  • In-prison Support Groups and Mentorship.
  • Access to Housing-- we operate safe, clean, and affordable transitional and permanent supported housing to those returning from incarceration.
  • Advocacy-- we fight to raise awareness of mass incarceration, its effect on communities, and hold our policy makers accountable for changing this broken and racially unjust system.
  • Food Security-- our community food pantry provides healthy, nutritious food at no cost.

Our transition coordinators maintain caseloads small enough to provide intensive case management. After meeting a client's basic needs (food, clothing, shelter), clients are paired with the programs and services they need to heal. We also offer the support, resources, and tools to empower clients with the skills to rebuild their lives and relationships and give back to their community.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Justice & Legal
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Justice & Legal


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Buffalo, NY 14210



  • Community Outreach
  • Public Speaking




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training
  • Training sessions beforehand, and a couple of hours a month.

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