Cephas Programs

Our Cephas Programs offer a wide array of services to the incarcerated, formally incarcerated and the community. Services include: Support Groups, Reentry Workshops, and Community Outreach programs. We take pride in offering programs for every stage of recovery: beginning in prison, ongoing support post-release, and further support after reintegration is achieved and independence regained.

Community Support Groups

Cephas Community Support Groups exist to provide individuals released under supervision an opportunity to engage in the process of transition. The support group’s offer a sense of empowerment, enabling individual’s to develop a sense of self-worth while realizing the worth of others.

The Cephas Program’s support groups serve as many as 30 individuals on a weekly basis. Group sizes range from 6-18 participants combined with 2-6 Cephas program volunteers. The group setting facilitates open dialogue between all those participating about the attitudes, beliefs and behaviors that are responsible for difficult life situations. Often critical factors are repudiated or linger undiscovered for years until they are brought to light during a Cephas group session.

There are weekly community support groups located in both Erie and Monroe Counties.

ERIE COUNTY:

Hope House

660 Smith Street, Buffalo 14210

Wednesday evenings at 6:00pm – 8:30pm

 

MONROE COUNTY:

Church of the Ascension

1360 Lake Ave, Rochester NY, 14613

Tuesday evenings 6:30pm – 8:30pm

 

Reentry Workshops

In direct collaboration with NYS Correctional Facilities, full day, Reentry Workshops facilitated by Peaceprints of WNY are held monthly within local correctional facilities to Phase III, soon to be released, inmates.  The workshops provide a comprehensive overview of the reentry process; topics include barriers, housing, community resources, employment, mandates and programming. If you are interested in hosting a Reentry Workshop, please contact our Administrative Office for more information.

 

Prison In-Reach Program

Cephas Prison Support Groups exist to provide individuals in prison an opportunity to initiate the process of transition.  The support group’s enable individual’s to develop a sense of self-worth while realizing the worth of others.

The Cephas Program’s support groups serve as many as 200 incarcerated individuals on a weekly basis. Group sizes range from 6-18 inmates and 2-6 Cephas program volunteers. The group setting facilitates open dialogue between all those participating about the attitudes, beliefs and behaviors that are responsible for difficult life situations. Often critical factors are repudiated or linger undiscovered for years until they are brought to light during a Cephas group session.

There are 9 weekly support groups located within the walls of 7 participating correctional facilities across Western New York. Participating facilities include:

  • Albion
  • Attica
  • Collins
  • Gowanda
  • Groveland
  • Orleans
  • Wyoming
  • Wende – Coming Spring 2017