Supporting Second Chances, Fresh Starts & Positive Living
Down No More provides friendship and mentoring to our incarcerated brothers as they transition out of prison and into communities in the San Diego area.
The goal is complex, but our method is simple: Help reduce prison recidivism using friendship and understanding.
If you are interested in helping people who have faced challenges integrate back into the community, consider joining us as a volunteer.
Our first duty is to do no harm. We require prospective mentors to complete the following:
- A background check. Please email this form to Keren Mondaca, a staff person at the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego, for processing. Your personal information will remain confidential. If you are able, please contribute $25 to cover the cost of this background check.
- Safeguarding God's People training. This free online training will take about 40 minutes and can be accessed by following the instructions at this link beginning at the "To Enroll" section. Please complete the first two modules entitled "I am Sam" and "It Happened to Me" and a third module on "Policies".
- Mentor Profile Form. This will give us a better sense of your interest in participating and hopefully help you clarify what you hope to offer and gain from this experience.
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Colin Mathewson donated 2018-02-07 12:07:03 -0800$935.00 raisedGoal: $25,000.00
Help us bless North Park with a nonprofit commercial kitchen! This new space will serve as the proud home of Project CHOP, a job-training social enterprise run by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) that gives many refugee women access to their first real job outside of the home. With this new kitchen, IRC can expand its services to serve many more refugee and immigrant individuals with culinary arts training and food entrepreneurship classes, and realize the vision of the MAKE Garden Café, a “pop-up” outdoor café restaurant combining the youth farm and kitchen.
All this also allows us to move closer to our vision of opening a sliding scale restaurant where all people, regardless of their ability to pay, can dine with dignity. Make a tax-deductible contribution today. For more details on our dreams, click here. See who supports this work here.
Colin Mathewson donated 2017-11-30 15:35:35 -0800$20.00 raisedGoal: $15,000.00
Thank you for your gift, which will be matched up to $15,000, to support our first group of leaders meant to seek justice and healing in this hurting world, starting in San Diego's North Park neighborhood!Donate
Colin Mathewson answered 2017-03-07 21:20:51 -0800Q: Do you self-identify with a particular religion or spirituality? Would you feel comfortable working with someone who doesn’t share your outlook or belief system?
Colin Mathewson donated 2016-11-30 18:34:25 -0800
Colin Mathewson started a monthly donation 2018-01-05 19:51:52 -0800
Colin Mathewson donated 2017-04-28 11:11:04 -0700