Since Illinois’ Access to Religious Ministry Act became law in 2008, volunteers have been providing pastoral care to people in detention. Teams of volunteers visit people in immigrant detention every Tuesday at McHenry County Jail in Woodstock, Illinois, every Thursday at Kenosha County Detention Center in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and every Saturday at Dodge Detention Facility in Juneau, Wisconsin.
Annually our volunteers visit over 1,200 detained immigrants. Weekly we place $10 into commissary accounts of individuals as their accounts become depleted. People in detention use this money for basic daily needs. The cost of this program for both jails can be over $1,000 a week.
To find out how you can volunteer, call 773-779-6011, ext. 3846 or contact us here.