Most women caught up in the life of prostitution will be arrested at some point in their lives. For many, this will be the only way out. If our help is requested, we will visit on a weekly basis, and upon release, that individual will have the opportunity to come with us and begin the journey of healing.
Approved and trained volunteers visit women in Atlanta City Detention Center, DeKalb County Jail, Gwinnett County Jail, Cobb County Jail, Cherokee County Jail, and Bibb County Jail in teams of two. You have an awesome opportunity to cultivate a relationship by visiting and writing letters, and ultimately be a source of hope and encouragement. If you also serve on the RESCUE TEAM, you will have the first option of being at the jail when the inmate is released to transport her to safety!
In some instances, you may also have the opportunity to advocate on behalf of an inmate at her court hearing.
Volunteer recommended minimum age is 21 years of age for both men and women volunteers, but individuals 18 and older will be considered. Must be able to commit to at least twice per month for jail visitations. The full Out of Darkness training is required in order to join the Jail Outreach Team and volunteers are also required to submit an Out of Darkness volunteer application. There is also a separate Jail Outreach Team specific application that must also be completed before joining this team.