......foundation of hope


"I'll release your prisoners from their hopeless cells.
Come home,
hope-filled prisoners."
Zechariah 9:12


Each year about 25,000 people are committed to the Allegheny County Jail in Pittsburgh,
and the jail's population - -
currently 2,600 on a daily basis
- - is growing.

Of those in the general jail population,
approximately 65% will return (or recidivate).

This recidivism is primarily due to the fact that once released, inmates face incredible obstacles in overcoming or avoiding the factors that contributed to their crime in the first place. Many inmates return to the lifestyles, communities, and loved ones that may
have influenced their crime.

The Foundation of HOPE addresses the problem of recidivism by offering inmates support and direction both during their time at the jail and after their release.

The Foundation of HOPE
offers a solution that works!

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Allegheny County Jail


Pod of HOPE inmates in prayer


For more information on the need for aftercare services, please click on the links below for two insightful reports:

Roadblocks to Recovery
Transition from Prison

For a complete list of resources,
click HERE for the Allegheny County Department of Human Services
Community Referral Packet.

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The Chaplain's Office - Allegheny County Jail - 950 Second Avenue - Pittsburgh, PA 15219 - 412-350-2057