Healing communities is a proven, national model, developed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation with faith leaders from across the theological spectrum to engage congregations in restoration and healing of their own members who have been impacted by crime and the criminal justice system. The Pennsylvania Council of Churches offers this one-day training in the Healing Communities model for clergy and lay leaders.
Why are Healing Communities needed? One in 104 American adults are currently incarcerated. One in 33 are under criminal justice system control The odds are EVERY congregation has mem-bers affected by crime and the criminal jus-tice system, whether as crime victims, offenders, or families. Shame and stigma prevent people from talking about the resulting hurts and harms, or from seeking help. Congregations must create a culture of safety and support to help those who need it.
For more information about the structure of the Healing Communities, please click here.
Franklin Together Meetings
The Franklin Together Coalition meetings take place bi-monthly. Meetings are scheduled on the first Thursday of the month at 1:00pm at the Admin Annex, Old Senior Center 218 N 2nd Street, Chambersburg, PA. 2018 schedule:
Jan 4, Mar 1, May 3, July 5, Sept 6, Nov 1
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Franklin Together Task Force Meetings
Outreach - scheduled on the first Thursday of the month at 11:30 (on the days the Franklin Together Coalition is meeting we will meet in the Admin Annex, on the months they do not meet we will meet at the Day Reporting Center. For more information, email Stacy Yurko at email@example.com
Healing Communities - scheduled on the third Tuesday of odd months from 10 - 11:30am at Zion Reformed Church at 259 S Main Street. For more information or to confirm meeting time and place, email Rev. Jeff Diller at firstname.lastname@example.org
Great Barrier Relief - scheduled on the fourth Friday of each month at 9:00 am at the SCCAP building on 533 S Main Street. For more information, email Kelly Goshen at email@example.com or Jon Raber at JonRaber@sccap.org
Case Review - Case Review meetings are not open to the public. If you are a service provider that would like to be part of finding solutions for those exiting the prison, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.