Together, we can share hope everyday, in every facility with every incarcerated individual in our county.

On any given day, nearly 3,200 men, women and youth are incarcerated in Santa Clara County jails. The average adult inmate's stay is six months, with some individuals facing sentences of more than 8 years.

As jail chaplains, we value dignity, teach self worth and encourage transformation through spiritual practice. Faith-building is recognized by all as a powerful factor in rehabilitation, reconciliation and re-entry into the community.

Our staff and volunteers are an encouraging presence for all inmates regardless of their faith background, denomination or affiliation. We are people who listen well while providing spiritual support in a time of great stress and crisis. As we listen well to inmates' stories we foster respect, build relationships and trust and ultimately find hope together.

Will YOU join us inside?