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Abraham House traces its origins to two Roman Catholic clergy, Sr. Simone Ponnet, a Belgian nun of the Little Sisters of the Gospel order and Fr. Peter Raphael, a French priest who volunteered as a chaplain and celebrated mass with inmates at Rikers Island maximum-security prison. Alarmed by the continuing cycle of repeat offenders, they founded Abraham House in 1993.

Located in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the South Bronx, Abraham House offers the incarcerated, ex-offenders and their relatives a place of hope and community regardless of their religion. Here lives can be rebuilt, families mended and lessons can be learned.

Men, women and children deeply marked by crime receive the spiritual, social and practical tools to become productive citizens. Innovative programs include an alternative- to-incarceration program for first-time offenders, especially those convicted of nonviolent crimes. Sponsored by the Catholic Charities Alliance, Abraham House offers extensive services to hundreds of adults and children affected by incarceration. It also provides services to those hurt by other social factors like poverty, violence and truancy.

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If you are seeking help, contact us by calling the Catholic Charities Help Line: 888-744-7900 or email us through our contact form.

Agency Information

Ms. Althea Brooks

(718) 292-9321 ex: 12

340 Willis Avenue - P.O. Box 305
Bronx, NY 10454