Phone: 216-696-6525

Toll Free: 1-800-869-6525

Address: 1404 East 9th Street, Cleveland, OH 44114

Why Catholic? Meet Bishop Edward C. Malesic
Offices Parish Life Incarcerated & their Families LEAF Ministry

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LEAF Ministry

LEAF Ministry (Listening, Encouraging and Assisting Families of the incarcerated) was started from listening to inmates as they worried about their families on the outside.

The LEAF Ministry is an outreach ministry to families and friends of the incarcerated. Our meetings are a safe place where people gather to share their joys, their trials and their daily little victories with others on the same journey. Although we are a ministry with limited finances and unable to offer substantial financial help, we will offer those who contact us an attentive ear, genuine concern and thoughtful suggestions for solving problems. 

Our ministry was born from listening. We heard the cry of inmates as they worried about their families on the outside. We heard the pleas for assistance from those on the outside as they became separated from their loved ones and struggled with loneliness, shame and confusion in learning the corrections system. Many of us on the ministry team know first-hand the pain of having a loved one in prison; so there is no reason to walk alone.

By using a network of existing resources those in need will be directed to people, agencies and organizations with the expertise and means to help. Our information is general and is not intended as a substitute for, or a replacement of, professional advice and counsel.

The Leaf Ministry is part of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland outreach to the incarcerated and their families. We welcome families from outside the Diocese with their understanding that our services will be limited or specific to incarceration in Ohio.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phil 4:6-7

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LEAF Presentation

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Promotional Material

Various promotional material is available for the LEAF Ministry. This is a constantly changing array of items created by a variety of people. 

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