During the initial Kairos Inside weekend, Kairos volunteers serve as God’s instrument through which His love, grace and mercy are expressed to the participants/guests in a real and profound way. God begins changing hearts.




Following their weekend experience, participants/guests are encouraged to take responsibility for their life choices and their relations with God; they are invited to engage in small accountability groups. Kairos volunteers continue to return monthly to provide mentoring and guidance through these accountability groups.


It is here that Kairos participants/guests begin to replace old ways of thinking with new and they learn they are not alone on this journey. They realize there is a hope for a future. The prison environment begins to change; family relationships start to heal…..God is transforming lives.




As the Kairos community inside a prison grows and begins to gain influence, the incidences of violence decreases. Participants who are released re-enter the outside world with a God-centered perspective and equipped to become productive citizens.


Female family members find support, strength and encouragement through Kairos Outside. Incarcerated participants who are released re-enter the outside world with a God-centered perspective and focus on becoming productive citizens. Youthful offenders acquire new God-centered values and change their direction in life. Families are reunited with a hope for the future.


Contact persons:   Northern Illinois - Norm Reuter      Central and Southern Illinois: Duane Weeks

Kairos of Illinois, P.O. Box 574, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

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