Ministry Contact Information

Your help is needed for the “least of his.” Click on Resources on this Web site for ministries ranging from those behind bars; those outside prisons for families, victims and children, and for those advocating criminal justice reform affecting legislation, rules, regulations and reentry programs. Ministries are also needed for prison officers, such as day care centers for their children, treats and snacks on holidays. To join the Prison Ministry Network News for briefs and links, write valhymes@aol.com

A Sampling of Ministries:

Community Services Corrections Committee, Western Maryland, Emma Lou Davis Comstock, 301-824-2652

Alternatives to Violence: Emma Lou Davis Comstock, 301-824-2652, www.avpusa.org

Christ Church Link, Columbia,Emily Aubin, coordinator, 410-309-0605. www.christchurch.ang-md.org/cclink.htm

Christian Jail Ministry – Howard County Detention Center, Dale, Andrea Pace, 410-997-0253, www.christianjailministry.org.

Re-Entry Center (ReC) for ex-offenders, Baltimore, Felix Mata, project dir., 410-523-1060, 41 Volunteers help with computer skills, resumes, etc.. http://www.oedworks.com/exoffender.htm

Prisoners Aid Association, Baltimore, Michael Brown, director, 410-662-0351, www.prisonersaid.org

Episcopal Comm. Services of Md. Mary Buchanan, volunteers needed.. 410-467-1264. www.ecsm.org

Prison Fellowship Angel Tree, Baltimore,for children of prisoners. Ron Nix, 800-578-4196. www.pfm.org

Camp Amazing Grace for children of prisoners., The Rev. Eddie Blue, director. 410-945-7424, www.prisonministry.ang-md.org

Justice Maryland, Baltimore, Advocacy, education, 410-244-6334, www.justicemaryland.org.

Kairos – “In God’s Time,” Annapolis, Ford Rowan, Maryland director, 410-263-1136, Also Kairos Outside, Baltimore, www.kairosprisonministry.org

Good News Jail & Prison Ministry, Chaplain Chase Wood, (AA Co. Detention Centers,) 410-222-4549. DCWOOD00@aacounty.org

Touchstones Discussion Project, Annapolis, Howard Zeiderman, 410-263-2121. www.touchstones.org

Campaign to End the Death Penalty (CEDP) Mike Stark, reg. dir., Md., DC, 202-271-8014, www.nodeathpenalty.org

County detention centers: See telephone book. Ask for the chaplain or warden’s office. There is at least one detention center in each county. Howard County has an excellent ongoing interfaith ministry: Christian Jail Ministry, www.christianjailministry.org So does St. James’ , Potomac.

State Institutions: http://www.dpscs.state.md.us/locations/prisons.shtml. Click on Details for 800 numbers. Ask for chaplains or Volunteer Activity Coordinators.

Prison facilities within the Diocese are located in Baltimore City, Jessup, Sykesville, Hagerstown and Cumberland.

Churches willing to start a monthly Eucharist and chapel inside a prison may contact The Rev. Charles DeGravelles or Michael Hackett (775-806-2074) at Trinity Church, Baton Rouge, LA. The Chapel of the Transfiguration inside, run by inmates and “outmates,” is recognized by the diocese. www.edola.org