Greetings People of the Diocese of Monterey from Sister Theresa Harpin, Founder and Executive Director of Restorative Partners, an organization that transforms lives impacted by crime through healing services and relationships. We work with some of the most forgotten, marginalized, alienated, dismissed people in our diocese. We provide over 30 programs to those in-custody as well as operate five recovery reentry homes within our diocese. We house 45-50 men, women and women with children every night, feeding, clothing, and providing wraparound services i.e., substance abuse and domestic violence treatment, life skills and job readiness classes, spiritual counseling, transportation and more. During this holy season of Advent, please join us in our mission to care for the least of God’s people with a donation of any amount. Here’s a link to our appeal landing page that gives you three short videos of some of our participants who once were clients and now serve on staff with Restorative Partners. Please take a moment to listen to their amazing stories, fill your hearts with the hope and joy of Advent and consider a donation to Restorative Partners. https://www.restorativepartnersfallevent.com.