Shepherd’s Staff is looking for a donated location to establish a center to provide: career clothing, a job search support group, and mentoring for men reentering society after prison release.
In time we hope to develop these programs to serve more segments of the community and women as well as men.

Contact: for more information, please call Garrett Martin at (510) 565-9461


This program aims to help inmates with a plan of action prior to release for successfully reintegrating back into the community. Women volunteers will initially meet with the FCI Mentor Coordinator, pass a background clearance, and receive training  (usually held in the evening). Mentors will meet with the inmate once a week or every other week for 6 to 9 months. Inmates (who all have two years or less left on their sentence) will participate in a Threshold class that focuses on spirituality and smart goals. Class size is usually around 10 to 12 inmates. A team of mentors is needed as well as volunteers to possibly teach a Threshold class.

Where:  5701 8th Street, Camp Parks, Dublin

CityServe Coordinator: Leslie Arroyo or (925) 548-8420.


Contribute your gift of graphics, writing, prayer, organization, or communication to this newly formed faith-based group developing a resource network to enable jail and prison inmates to successfully transition from incarceration back to their families and communities.

When:  2nd Saturday morning of ea. month (next one is May 11th)

Where:  2333 Nissen Dr. , Livermore 94551

Contact: Leslie Arroyo, Ministry Leader at (925) 548-8420

CityServe Coordinator: Linda Lopes


Join the growing team taking the light of God’s Word to men and women incarcerated at this Dublin facility. Training and orientation classes are provided on a quarterly basis.

Where:  Santa Rita Jail chaplain's office (925) 551-6793

Contact:  email Linda Lopes  or call (925) 560-6253


This gathering is for families that have been devastated by the incarceration of a loved one. The group will help families understand what to expect after someone they care about has been arrested, and how to cope before, during, and after their sentence. This is a safe and confidential environment.

When: last monday of each month, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Where: Valley Christian Center office conference room, 7500 Inspiration Drive, Dublin

 Contact: Sheila Turbinton