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Support group volunteers needed for in-prison & community groups

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ORGANIZATION: Peaceprints of WNY

Volunteers are needed for in-prison visitation support groups & community support groups. Multiple locations are available as listed below. We have the training, the schedule, and all the things you need ready for you. All you need to bring is yourself and a heart that wants to bring changes to our community by rebuilding lives. Because of the uniqueness of our programs, 6 months is the minimum commitment time. If interested, please email: ccase@peaceprintswny.org. We are looking forward to seeing you!

In-prison group's 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 group's 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

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About Peaceprints of WNY

Location:

660 Smith Street, Buffalo, NY 14210, US

Mission Statement

Strengthening communities by rebuilding lives.

Description

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.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Buffalo, NY 14210

(42.86714,-78.82977)
 

SKILLS

  • Community Outreach
  • Public Speaking

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

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

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