LEAF (Listening, Encouraging, and Accompanying Families of the Incarcerated) is a resource and referral ministry that offers a community of compassion, caring, and support to families and loved ones of the the incarcerated, irrespective of faith affiliation.  

LEAF began in the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland in 2014 and later expanded to Columbus.  While ARCH (Accompanying Returning Citizens with Hope) aims to minister to the needs of the formerly incarcerated (returning citizens), LEAF is focused towards aiding the families and loved ones of these returning citizens.  

Information and Support Materials for Families: (via Cleveland LEAF page)

"First Days"

Answering Children's Questions

Coping Strategies

Extra Support Materials Available at: http://www.leafministry.org/

Strengthening Bonds and Creating Connections Booklet

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