Kairos Prison Ministry of Connecticut
changing Hearts, Transforming Lives, Impacting the world
Kairos outside

What it is:

Kairos Outside offers a comfortable, non-judging retreat for women to support each other as they journey through the incarceration of a friend or relative.


Where we serve:

Kairos Outside serves women from all around the state of Connecticut but retreats are held Friday through Sunday in Hartford County (Bloomfield or Farmington, CT).



What's required:

Volunteers must be willing to:

  • Be prayerful
  • Complete the Kairos Outside team application to be a team volunteer or the Kairos Day Angel application to serve as an angel (provide transportation to guests, help with dining hall set up, etc.)
  • Complete the necessary 32-36 hours of Kairos training and teambuilding.  Trainings typically occur on Saturday mornings in Waterbury
  • Be available for the Weekend retreat which normally takes place in the springtime and runs from Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon
  • Return for "Reunions" which take place about 4 times each year.  Smaller family group reunions may occur more frequently
  • Participate in fundraising for the event
  • Witness the transformative power of Christ's love and the restoration of hope 




The Kairos Outside Weekend is a 2 ½ day program based on a series of talks by volunteers designed to address the pain of enduring separation from the one inside and the judgment of others from their community. Guests hear the talks in small family groups.


The program is interspersed with music, prayer, and fun activities.


Kairos Prison Ministry is a Christian program, although no religious affiliation is necessary to be a Guest. Any 20-year-old or older female family member whose life has been impacted by the incarceration of a loved one, or a woman who was unable to attend Kairos Inside while in prison, is eligible to attend Kairos Outside.


What is the impact:

Hear for yourself the testimony of those who have attended a Kairos Outside Weekend.

"Serving on Kairos Outside has been a blessing for me to see first hand the Grace of God remove the layers of self condemnation, guilt, and fear from the women who attend a Kairos Outside weekend. They came in on a Friday very apprehensive and guarded and leave on Sunday cleansed by their tears and the Grace and Mercy of Jesus Christ. It truly is utterly amazing to witness the transformation of these women." 

Pamela, Kairos Outside volunteer