Virtual Aftercare



What is Yokefellow Virtual Aftercare?

Yokefellow Virtual Aftercare provides group mentoring support through small group discussions for people who are transitioning from prison back into society. Yokefellow meetings are provided free of charge using Zoom, which can be accessed over the Internet or by telephone. The small group discussions are facilitated by Yokefellow volunteers. Attendees choose the topics to be discussed with a focus on feelings and emotions, such as the frustrations of finding one’s place in society after prison.

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Virtual Aftercare brochure

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When do Yokefellow Virtual Aftercare Meetings Take Place?

Weekly Virtual Aftercare meetings take place on Mondays & Tuesdays* from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. EST. For more details, cgooding@yokefellowprisonministry.org.

* Thursday night meetings are currently on hiatus. Email cgooding@yokefellowprisonministry.org for updates on when Thursday night meetings will start back.


How do I access a Yokefellow Virtual Aftercare Meeting?

Yokefellow Virtual Aftercare meetings take place on Zoom, which can be accessed by video through a link on your computer or smart phone. Alternatively, access the meetings using audio only by dialing in from any telephone.

For more details, cgooding@yokefellowprisonministry.org.

For help after hours, contact one of our Volunteers for login information:

What are the Steps for Logging in from a Computer?

  1. Click the URL provided by Yokefellow.
  2. Follow the on-screen prompts.
  3. Wait for the host to start the meeting.

**If you have not used Zoom on your device before, attempt to join the meeting ahead of time so your device can install any necessary software or apps for accessing Zoom.**

What are the Steps for Logging in from a Smart Phone?

  1. Tap the URL provided by Yokefellow.
  2. Enter your name, if prompted.
  3. Follow the on-screen prompts.
  4. Wait for the host to start the meeting.

**If you have not used Zoom on your device before, attempt to join the meeting ahead of time so your device can install any necessary software or apps for accessing Zoom.**

What are the Steps for Calling in?

  1. Dial 929-205-6099.
  2. Enter the Meeting ID provided by Yokefellow and then press #.
  3. Press # when asked for a Participant ID. (Participant ID’s are not used for these meetings.)
  4. Wait for the host to start the meeting.

What Can I Expect at a Virtual Aftercare Meeting?

Yokefellow Virtual Aftercare meetings function the same as Yokefellow meetings in a prison, with a focus on building trusting relationships through listening, caring, and encouraging. Meetings begin with all volunteers and attendees gathered together for a welcome and opening prayer. Volunteers and attendees are then divided into breakout rooms for small group discussions. Attendees select the topic of discussion, with Yokefellow volunteers listening and providing support & encouragement. Shortly before 8:30 p.m., volunteers and attendees come back into one large group for a closing prayer and dismissal.


Can I Attend a Virtual Aftercare Meeting Anonymously?

Yes. If you attend using a computer or smart phone, you can log in without turning on the video. You can also choose to write an alias for your name, if desired. If you have trouble figuring out how to change your display name, ask the Local Coordinator/meeting host to change it for you. If dialing in by phone, your phone number will initially display, but the Local Coordinator will change your display name for you.


Who Can I Contact with Questions?

Contact Yokefellow Staff with any questions: cgooding@yokefellowprisonministry.org or 336-740-0392.


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