Kairos Outside is a special weekend retreat designed to support the female loved ones of men and women who are or have been incarcerated. Families of the incarcerated “do time” right along with their loved ones. In a safe environment with loving people, women interact with other women who are in similar situations and learn to form small support groups to give them strength for the challenges they face.
The Weekend Retreat consists of a series of talks and activities by women sharing their life journey. Each guest has the opportunity to review the talks in small family groups. However, sharing in the small family group is voluntary. The program is interspersed with music, prayer, fun activities and general pampering. The Weekend is Christian in nature, although no religious affiliation is necessary to attend. Those who attend are expected to stay for the entire program.
Any adult female 20 years old or older, whose life has been impacted by the incarceration of relatives or friends, is eligible to attend a Kairos Outside Weekend. In addition, women who did not have an opportunity to attend a Kairos Weekend while incarcerated, may also attend under certain restrictions.