ARCH Calendar of Events

Here is a list of upcoming ARCH events and some additional local reentry events where we are collaborating.

  • Friday, November 30, 2018 at 06:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    Ss. Simon and Jude Church in West Jefferson, OH

    Jail, Prison, and Reentry Ministry Gathering

    Bishop Campbell will celebrate Mass at 6 p.m. and extend his sincere appreciation to all involved in the ministry. Attending priests are invited to concelebrate and deacons to assist. Deacons please bring an alb and stole. Dinner and speaker will follow. Please RSVP by November 20 to the diocesan Office for Social Concerns at 614-241-2540 orsocmailbox@columbuscatholic.org.

  • Friday, December 07, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    Ohio Means Jobs in Columbus, OH

    First Step Friday

    First Step Friday (FSF) is a monthly event that helps individuals recently released from jail or prison to come to one location and get connected with a range of critical services needed to reestablish them in the Columbus area.

    ARCH is supporting this event as a way to provide welcome and accompaniment support.  FSF needs volunteer "navigators" who can help individuals attending the event be welcomed and to make sure they are getting properly linked with the community agencies present.

    Some of the resources at this event include: 

    Sealing of Records
    Health Care
    Mentorship 
    Driver License 
    Job Search Assistance 

    This program is free and open to anyone who has recently been incarcerated and looking to make a first step towards a new opportunity.

    Join us every first Friday of the month at the OhioMeansJobs Columbus-Franklin County center, 1111 East Broad Street from 10:00am-2:00pm.

    This is a monthly event organized by the Franklin County Reentry Coalition. 

  • Sunday, December 09, 2018 at 04:00 PM

    LEAF (St. John Neumann Meeting)

    Do you have a loved one or family member who is incarcerated? Are you looking for a safe welcoming community where you will be accepted without judgement? Join one of our meetings!

    LEAF Ministry Provides:

    • A resource referral ministry offering support
    • Comfort and fellowship as we bring together families and friends of the incarcerated
    • Our meetings and website offer resources and answers to address the difficulties you are experiencing
    • Through personal contact and a network of existing resources, we direct you to people, agencies and organizations that can help.
    • meetings are confidential, and there is no cost to you.

    All are welcome regardless of faith affiliation. Children are welcome. 

    We hope to see you!

  • Friday, January 04, 2019 at 10:00 AM
    Ohio Means Jobs in Columbus, OH

    First Step Friday

    First Step Friday (FSF) is a monthly event that helps individuals recently released from jail or prison to come to one location and get connected with a range of critical services needed to reestablish them in the Columbus area.

    ARCH is supporting this event as a way to provide welcome and accompaniment support.  FSF needs volunteer "navigators" who can help individuals attending the event be welcomed and to make sure they are getting properly linked with the community agencies present.

    Some of the resources at this event include: 

    Sealing of Records
    Health Care
    Mentorship 
    Driver License 
    Job Search Assistance 

    This program is free and open to anyone who has recently been incarcerated and looking to make a first step towards a new opportunity.

    Join us every first Friday of the month at the OhioMeansJobs Columbus-Franklin County center, 1111 East Broad Street from 10:00am-2:00pm.

    This is a monthly event organized by the Franklin County Reentry Coalition. 

  • Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 04:00 PM

    LEAF (St. John Neumann Meeting)

    Do you have a loved one or family member who is incarcerated? Are you looking for a safe welcoming community where you will be accepted without judgement? Join one of our meetings!

    LEAF Ministry Provides:

    • A resource referral ministry offering support
    • Comfort and fellowship as we bring together families and friends of the incarcerated
    • Our meetings and website offer resources and answers to address the difficulties you are experiencing
    • Through personal contact and a network of existing resources, we direct you to people, agencies and organizations that can help.
    • meetings are confidential, and there is no cost to you.

    All are welcome regardless of faith affiliation. Children are welcome. 

    We hope to see you!

  • Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 04:00 PM

    LEAF (St. John Neumann Meeting)

    Do you have a loved one or family member who is incarcerated? Are you looking for a safe welcoming community where you will be accepted without judgement? Join one of our meetings!

    LEAF Ministry Provides:

    • A resource referral ministry offering support
    • Comfort and fellowship as we bring together families and friends of the incarcerated
    • Our meetings and website offer resources and answers to address the difficulties you are experiencing
    • Through personal contact and a network of existing resources, we direct you to people, agencies and organizations that can help.
    • meetings are confidential, and there is no cost to you.

    All are welcome regardless of faith affiliation. Children are welcome. 

    We hope to see you!

  • Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 04:00 PM

    LEAF (St. John Neumann Meeting)

    Do you have a loved one or family member who is incarcerated? Are you looking for a safe welcoming community where you will be accepted without judgement? Join one of our meetings!

    LEAF Ministry Provides:

    • A resource referral ministry offering support
    • Comfort and fellowship as we bring together families and friends of the incarcerated
    • Our meetings and website offer resources and answers to address the difficulties you are experiencing
    • Through personal contact and a network of existing resources, we direct you to people, agencies and organizations that can help.
    • meetings are confidential, and there is no cost to you.

    All are welcome regardless of faith affiliation. Children are welcome. 

    We hope to see you!

  • Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 04:00 PM

    LEAF (St. John Neumann Meeting)

    Do you have a loved one or family member who is incarcerated? Are you looking for a safe welcoming community where you will be accepted without judgement? Join one of our meetings!

    LEAF Ministry Provides:

    • A resource referral ministry offering support
    • Comfort and fellowship as we bring together families and friends of the incarcerated
    • Our meetings and website offer resources and answers to address the difficulties you are experiencing
    • Through personal contact and a network of existing resources, we direct you to people, agencies and organizations that can help.
    • meetings are confidential, and there is no cost to you.

    All are welcome regardless of faith affiliation. Children are welcome. 

    We hope to see you!

  • Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 04:00 PM

    LEAF (St. John Neumann Meeting)

    Do you have a loved one or family member who is incarcerated? Are you looking for a safe welcoming community where you will be accepted without judgement? Join one of our meetings!

    LEAF Ministry Provides:

    • A resource referral ministry offering support
    • Comfort and fellowship as we bring together families and friends of the incarcerated
    • Our meetings and website offer resources and answers to address the difficulties you are experiencing
    • Through personal contact and a network of existing resources, we direct you to people, agencies and organizations that can help.
    • meetings are confidential, and there is no cost to you.

    All are welcome regardless of faith affiliation. Children are welcome. 

    We hope to see you!

  • Sunday, June 09, 2019 at 04:00 PM

    LEAF (St. John Neumann Meeting)

    Do you have a loved one or family member who is incarcerated? Are you looking for a safe welcoming community where you will be accepted without judgement? Join one of our meetings!

    LEAF Ministry Provides:

    • A resource referral ministry offering support
    • Comfort and fellowship as we bring together families and friends of the incarcerated
    • Our meetings and website offer resources and answers to address the difficulties you are experiencing
    • Through personal contact and a network of existing resources, we direct you to people, agencies and organizations that can help.
    • meetings are confidential, and there is no cost to you.

    All are welcome regardless of faith affiliation. Children are welcome. 

    We hope to see you!


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