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Directory of Programs Serving Children & Families of the Incarcerated

The Directory of Programs Serving Children and Families of the Incarcerated is an update of the Directory of Programs Serving Families of Adult Offenders, dated October 2001. This revised directory lists programs in the United States and around the world that offer services specifically for children and families of adult offenders.

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Montana

Montana Alliance for Families Touched by Incarceration (MAFTI)

Area Served: Montana
Parent Organization: The Parenting Place

Telephone: 406-728-5437
Address: 1644 S. 8th West

Missoula, MT 59825
E-mail: marty@parentingplace.net

Web site:

Secondary Office: None

Established: 2008

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes

MAFTI is a collaborative effort to provide support and advocacy to families touched by incarceration across the state of Montana.

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Nebraska

Parenting Program
Area Served:
Nebraska
Parent Organization: Nebraska Department of Corrections
Telephone: 402-362-3317
Address: 1107 Recharge Road
York, NE 68467
E-mail: mary.alley@nebraska.gov
Web site:
Secondary Office: 1107 Recharge Road, York, NE 68467
Established: 1974
Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes

We provide parenting education. We also provide a nursery, day visits, and over-night visits for children.

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Nevada

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada

Area Served: Reno, Sparks, Sun Valley, Carson City, Minden and Gardnerville, Nevada
Parent Organization: None

Telephone: 775-352-3202
Address: 495 Apple St. Ste. 104

Reno, NV 89502
E-mail: contact@bbbsnn.org

Web site: www.bbbsnn.org

Secondary Office: 813 N. Carson St., Carson City, NV 89701

Established: 2001

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes

We are a FREE mentoring program.We pair children ages 6 to 18 (or 4 to 18 if the child has a parent in prison) with a volunteer mentor (“Big”). The Big and the child, who we call “Little” get together once a week for about 2 to 4 hours to do free or low-cost activities.The one-to-one relationship creates positive outcomes for the child.

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New Hampshire

Family Connections Center
Parent Organization: New Hampshire Department of Corrections
Area Served: New Hampshire
Address: PO Box 14
Concord, NH 03237
E-mail: FccConcord@nhdoc.state.nh.us
Website: www.nh.gov/nhdoc/fcc
Phone: 603-271-2255
Volunteer Opportunities? Yes
The FCC provides parenting education, parenting support groups, recording books on CD’s, life skills seminars and internet video visitation for incarcerated mothers and fathers in the NH State Prison system. Currently, FCC provides employment classes, relationship classes for couples and family reentry planning for incarcerarted fathers and their families. FCC has partnered with community agencies to create a support group for the partners of inmates and their children

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New Jersey

Straight and Narrow, Inc.

Area Served: New Jersey
Parent Organization: Primary Prevention Program

Telephone: 973-345-6000
Address: 396 Straight St

Paterson, NJ
E-mail:

Web site: http://www.straightandnarrowinc.org

Secondary Office: None

Established: 1954

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes

Parenting Classes for Men in Residential Drug Treatment

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New Mexico

Parent Reentry Programming
Parent Organization: PB&J Family Services
Area Served: New Mexico
Address: 1101 Lopez Rd. SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105
E-mail: info@pbjfamilyservices.org
Phone: 505-877-7060
Established: 1972
Volunteer Opportunities: yes
PB&J Family Services has a 25 year history creating trusting relationships with incarcerated parents and their families.  Services are provided to parents within correctional facilities, to children and caretakers within the community, and post-release support through home visiting, therapeutic bonding-attachment programs, weekly support groups, and a workforce development center.

Wings for L.I.F.E. (Life-skills Imparted to Families through Education)
Parent Organization: Roswell W.F.L., Inc.
Area Served: Roswell, New Mexico
Address:  P. O. Box 640
Roswell 88203 USA
E-mail: shellycwings@gmail.com
Website: roswell-wingsforlife.org
Phone: 575-317-2042
Established: 2007
Volunteer Opportunities? Yes
Life-skills, substance abuse/recovery, educational topics and parenting at both adult and juvenile detention centers. After-school program for children.

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New York

Children of Promise, NYC

Area Served: Brooklyn, New York
Parent Organization: None

Telephone: 718-483-92920
Address: 600 Lafayette Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11216
E-mail: info@cpnyc.org

Web site: www.cpnyc.org

Secondary Office: None

Established: 2007

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes

Children of Promise, NYC (CPNYC) is committed to embracing and empowering children of incarcerated parents to break the cycle of intergenerational involvement in the criminal system. CPNYC’s mission is to provide children of prisoners with the guidance, support and the opportunities necessary to effectively develop leadership skills, form positive social relationships and enhance academic performance. Implementing the principles and best practices of youth development, this innovative after-school program infuses a mental health model.


Family Connections

Area Served: Rockland County, NY and surrounding areas
Parent Organization: Rockland Parent-Child Center

Telephone: 845-358-2702
Address: 137 First Avenue

Nyack, NY 10960
E-mail: info@rocklandparentchild.org

Web site: www.rocklandparentchild.org

Secondary Office: None

Established: 1986

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes

Family Connections is a full service re-entry support program for families impacted by the incarceration of a parent and includes parenting support groups in our local county correctional facility, case management, advocacy, children’s support and enrichment groups and a parent-child visitation services.Family Connections is a program of the Rockland Parent-Child Center, a community-based non-profit dedicated to fostering the richest possible relationships between parents and their children from infancy through adolescence.


Fathers Count/Re-Entry Plus

Area Served: Westchester County, New York
Parent Organization: Family Services of Westchester

Telephone: 914-937-2320
Address: One Gateway Plaza, 4th Floor

Port Chester, NY 10573
E-mail: None

Web site: www.fsw.org

Secondary Office: 20 South Broadway, 3rd Floor, Yonkers, NY10701

Established: 2006

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes

Providing Employment Skills and Parenting Skills to fathers ages 18 and older who are or were involved in the Criminal Justice System.


FREE! (formerly Prison Families Community Forum)

Area Served: New York
Parent Organization: Families Rally For Emancipation and Empowerment

Telephone: 718-706-0195
Address: 29-76 Northern Boulevard

Long Island City, NY 11101
E-mail: founderpfcf@yahoo.com

Web site: www.freefamilies.us

Secondary Office: None

Established: 2002

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes

FREE! Families Rally for Emancipation and Empowerment is a women-led, grassroots collective of people with incarcerated loved ones, mobilizing ourselves to develop and empower one another, impact public policy and fight for social justice.

The Gang Diversion, Reentry And Absent Fathers Intervention Centers, Inc
Area Served: Regional
Parent Organization: DBA: The GRAAFICS Program
Address: 116 Nassau Street – 7th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Website: www.graafics.org
Phone: 718-694-8357
Established: 2003
Volunteer Opportunities? Yes
The GRAAFICS Program provides ‘Real Time’ alternatives current and former gang members, current and formerly incarcerated, current and
former absent male parents.

Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
Area Served: Nassau County
Telephone:  516-747-2606
Address: 207 Hillside Avenue
Williston Park, NY
Email: recover@licadd.org
Established: 1953
Volunteer Opportunities? Yes
BUDDY (Building Unique, Dynamic & Diverse Youth) brings together the Long Island Council of Churches (LICC) and the Mentoring Partnership of Long Island (MPLI) who have teamed-up to launch and sustain a mentoring program for children in Nassau County whose mothers are incarcerated.  Our main goal is to break the cycle and ensure that Nassau’s most at-risk kids get the help they need to be successful.
New York’s Children of Promise
Area Served: Statewide New York
Parent Organization: Big Brothers Big Sisters
Telephone:Address: 95 Grand St.Kingston NY
Email: nymcp@bigbrothersbigsistersulster.org
Established: 2007
Volunteer Opportunities? Yes
New York’s Children of Promise, a collaborative effort of Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies throughout New York State, is a mentoring program that paves the way for children of the incarcerated  to connect with dedicated, caring adults. Volunteer mentors foster relationships that promote positive behaviors, improved self-confidence, academic achievement,  and interpersonal skills.


Osborne Association

Area Served: New York
Parent Organization: None

Telephone: 718-707-2684
Address: 809 Westchester Avenue

Bronx, NY 10455
E-mail: kimora@osborneny.org

Web site: www.osborneny.org

Secondary Office: None

Established: 1931

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes

We provide a broad range of treatment, education, and vocational services to currently or formerly incarcerated individuals, their children and other family members.

 

Prison Families of New York, Inc.

Area Served: New York (primarily)
Parent Organization: None

Telephone: 518-453-6659
Address: 40 North Main Avenue

Albany, NY 12203
E-mail: alison.coleman@rcda.org

Web site: www.prisonfamiliesofnewyork.org

Secondary Office: None

Established: 1983

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes

We “teach prison” to families; train those who work with children and families of prisoners; work on New York State policy development and advocacy; hold support groups; have a interactive website.

Rights for Imprisoned People with Psychiatric Disabilities

Area Served: New York
Parent Organization: None

Telephone: 646-260-6575
Address: 123 William Street, 16th floor

New York, NY 10038
E-mail: mdougherty@rippd.org

Web site: www.rippd.org

Secondary Office: None

Established: 2003

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes

RIPPD is a grassroots, social justice organization made up of currently and formerly incarcerated people with psychiatric disabilities and their family members.We are actively working toward the implementation of Pre and Post-Booking Jail Diversion.This includes Alternative to Incarceration programs and the existence of Community Intervention Teams within police precincts.

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North Carolina

Harriet’s House

Area Served: State of North Carolina
Parent Organization: Passage Home, Inc.

Telephone: 919-834-0666, ext. 235
Address: PO Box 10347, 712 West Johnson St

Raleigh, NC 27605
E-mail: www.passagehome.org

Web site: www.passagehome.org
Secondary Office: None

Established: 1995

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes

Harriet’s House provides transitional housing for up to 24 months with Case management services to women leaving the prison system. Primary goal of the program is to re-unite mothers with their child/children while participants in the program are striving for self-sufficiency.This community re-entry program is totally voluntary and referrals are made by the prison Social Workers.

Offender Family Services
Area Served: National
Parent Organization: NC Department of Correction, Division of Prisons
Telephone: 919-838-3629
Address: 840 W. Morgan St., 4280 MSCRaleigh, NC
E-mail: wmn01@doc.state.nc.us
Secondary Office: 831 W. Morgan St. 4260 MSC, Raleigh, NC
Established: 1998
Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes
Liaison for offender families with the NC Department of Corrections.Provides psychosocial support, crisis intervention, information and referral, transition services, and information and education of the criminal justice system.

Our Children’s Place

Area Served: State of North Carolina
Parent Organization: None

Telephone: 919-843-2670
Address: P.O. Box 1086

Chapel Hill, NC 27514
E-mail: ourchildrensplace@gmail.com

Web site: www.ourchildrensplace.com
Secondary Office: None

Established: 2004

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes

Our Children’s Place (OCP) is a planned residential facility which will allow North Carolina infants and preschoolers to live with their mothers while the women serve out their sentences for non-violent offenses.During their stay at OCP, the women will receive a wide array of treatment and services to support their successful parenting and reentry into the community.The children will receive the highest quality child care and developmental services.

Prison MATCH

Area Served: Women at the North Carolina Correctional Institution for Women and their children wherevery they are living.
Parent Organization: None

Telephone: 919-8284767
Address: P. O. Box 14469

Raleigh, NC 27620
E-mail: director@prisonmatch.org

Web site: www.prisonmatch.org
Secondary Office: 1034 Bragg St., Raleigh, NC 27610

Established: 1992

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes

Strengthen the bond of incarcerated mothers with their children through parenting education and ongoing visits in a child-friendly homelike setting.

SKIP (Support for Kids of Incarcerated Parents)

Area Served: Guilford County, NC
Parent Organization: Tristan’s Quest, Inc.

Telephone: 336-547-7461
Address: 115-A South Walnut Circle

Greensboro, NC 27409
E-mail: amylynn@tristansquest.com

Web site: www.tristansquest.com
Secondary Office: None

Established: 2006

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes

SKIP provides in-school support groups for children of incarcerated parents.In these support groups, children learn that they are not alone in this situation, talk about different feelings and emotions associated with having a parent in jail or prison, and form or strengthen a relationship with that incarcerated parent through weekly letter-writing.

Summit House

Area Served: all 100 counties in North Carolina
Parent Organization: None

Telephone: 336-691-9888
Address: 1589 Skeet Club Road, Suite 102, Box 200

High Point, NC 27265
E-mail: alicia@summithouse.org

Web site: www.summithouse.org
Secondary Office: None

Established: 1987

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes

Summit House is a residential rehabilitative program for mothers that have committed non-violent crimes and their children.It is an alternative to incarceration which provides programs that enable families to return productively to the community.

The Matthew 25 Center

Area Served: Southeastern North Carolina
Parent Organization: None

Telephone: 910-259-7133
Address: 1196 Penderlea Highway

Burgaw, NC 28425
E-mail: mathew25@bizec.rr.com

Web site: www.matthew25center.org
Secondary Office: None

Established: 2002

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: No

The Matthew 25 Center ministers to families with incarcerated loved ones in southeast NC.We offer free local housing during visits, counseling, information, and unconditional acceptance.The Center also provides local support for prison ministry teams when they come into our area.

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Ohio

Butler County Reentry Initiative

Area Served: Butler County Ohio, primarily Middletown
Parent Organization: 3 R Development

Telephone: 513-424-8284
Address: 1105 Fourteenth Avenue

Middletown, OH 45044
E-mail: 3rdevelopment@sbcglobal.net

Web site: None
Secondary Office: 505 Garfield Street, Middletown, OH 0

Established: 1998

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes

Case Management for re entrants, referrals to wrap around services, peer counseling for individuals and family members.

Linking Families Together

Area Served: Ohio
Parent Organization: Council of Christian Communions

Telephone: 513-351-6789
Address: 7030 Reading Road

Cincinnati, OH 45237
E-mail: joellengrady@zoomtown.com

Web site: cccgc.org
Secondary Office: None

Established: 1914

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes

Provides transportation for families to visit their loved one in 10 prisons in the state of Ohio.Through the procurement of grants, youth under the age of 18 ride for free to encourage caregivers to take them to see their parent.

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Oklahoma

Passport to the Future

Area Served: Choctaw, McCurtain, and Pushmataha Counties in Southeast Oklahoma
Parent Organization: Little Dixie Community Action Agency, Inc.

Telephone: 580-298-2921
Address: 603 S.W. “B” Street

Antlers, OK 74523
E-mail: dlong@littledixie.org

Web site: www.littledixie.org
Secondary Office: None

Established: 1968

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes

Passport to the Future is a Mentoring Program for children ages 4-18 who have an incarcerated parent.Little Dixie CAA is a non profit Community Action Agency.

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Oregon

Parenting Inside Out

Area Served: Parenting Inside Out: National.Direct Service/Programs: Oregon
Parent Organization: Children’s Justice Alliance

Telephone: 503-977-6399
Address: 7800 SW Barbur Blvd., Suite 2

Portland, OR 97219
E-mail: info@childrensjusticealliance.org

Web site: www.childrensjusticealliance.org
Secondary Office: None

Established: 2004

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes

Our mission is to improve outcomes for children whose parents are involved in the criminal justice system. Direct service programs and systems change efforts are implemented throughout Oregon. CJA markets curriculum and training opportunities for Parenting Inside Out, our population-specific parenting curriculum, nationally.

TRUE (Together Building Resiliency, Understanding and Empowerment) Friends

Area Served: Eugene/Springfield greater area
Parent Organization: Committed Partners for Youth

Telephone: 541-344-0833
Address: 1840 Willamette St, Suite 100

Eugene, OR 97481
E-mail: cpyadmin@committedpartners.org

Web site: www.committedpartners.org
Secondary Office: None

Established: 1991

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes

Targets children between the ages of 6-17 who have at least one parent or primary caretaker currently incarcerated within the criminal justice system. Mentors and youth enjoy a one-on-one relationship, complimented by group activities and limited family/caregiver services.

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Pennsylvania

Families Outside

Area Served: Pennsylvania – Primarily the Western Region
Parent Organization: Family Services of Western Pennsylvania
Telephone: 412-820-2050
Address: 3230 William Pitt Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
E-mail: fswp@fswp.org
Web site: www.fswp.org
Secondary Office: 6401 Penn Avenue, 2nd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Established: 1980
Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes

Provides transportation and visitation support to families of those incarcerated in Pennsylvania State Correctional Institutions.

 

Girl Scouts Beyond Bars
Parent Organization: Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania
Area Served: Eastern Pennsylvania
Address: P.O. Box 27540
Philadelphia, PA 19118
E-mail: info@gsep.org
Website: www.gsep.org
Phone: 888-564-2030
Established: 2010
Volunteer Opportunities? Yes
We bring daughters of incarcerated mothers to the correctional facility twice monthly for enhanced visits in the form of a Girl Scout troop meeting.

 

Inmate Family Services

Area Served: Pennsylvania (some programs specific to Philadelphia)
Parent Organization: Pennsylvania Prison Society

Telephone: 215-564-6005, ext. 100
Address: 245 North Broad St., Suite 300

Philadelphia, PA 19007
E-mail: geninfo@prisonsociety.org

Web site: www.prisonsociety.org
Secondary Office: None

Established: 1787

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes

Services include:12 week support group for children of incarcerated parents;parenting classes inside prison; transportation to Pennsylvania state prisons; video visitation to some PA state prisons; advocacy on behalf of Children’s Bill of Rights and other issues regarding the impact of incarceration on people in prison and their families.

Lydia‘s Place, Inc.

Area Served: Allegheny County, Pennsyvania
Parent Organization: None

Telephone: 412-391-1013
Address: 710 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2100

Pittsburgh, PA 15219
E-mail: vicki@lydiasplace.org

Web site: www.lydiasplace.org
Secondary Office: None

Established: 1993

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes

The mission of Lydia’s Place, Inc. is to help women in prison and their children rebuild their lives. To this end we provide services in the Allegheny County Jail and in the Pittsburgh community.

Mary Mother of Captives

Area Served: Philadelphia, Bucks, Delaware and Chester Counties
Parent Organization: None

Telephone: 215-698-2585
Address: PO Box 52416

Philadelphia, PA 19115
E-mail: mmocsprtgp@aol.com

Web site: MaryMotherofCaptivesSupport.org
Secondary Office: None

Established: 1996

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: No

Support Group for those coping with a loved one in prison, on trial, or about to be sentenced to prison.

Mentoring Children of Prisoners

Area Served: York and Adams Counties in Pennsylvania
Parent Organization: UCP Of South Central PA

Telephone: 717-624-3139
Address: 101 Berlin Road

New Oxford, PA17350
E-mail: cblystone@ucpsouthcentral.org

Web site: www.ucpmentoring.org
Secondary Office: 2021 East Market Street, York, PA 17402

Established: 2004

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes

We provide volunteer mentors to children of incarcerated parents. The Program serves children in York and Adams counties who have a parent incarcerated serving a State or Federal sentence.

Youth Support Program

Area Served: Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Parent Organization: Compass Mark

Telephone: 717-299-2831
Address: 630 Janet Avenue

Lancaster, PA 17601
E-mail: info@compassmark.org

Web site: www.compassmark.org
Secondary Office: None

Established: 1966

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes

Prevention, Early Intervention and Educational Support Groups for high risk children, adolescents and families. Also training of key points of intervention.

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Rhode Island

Amachi Program

Area Served: State of Rhode Island
Parent Organization: Big Sisters of Rhode Island

Telephone: 401-921-2434
Address: 1540 Pontiac Avenue

Cranston, RI 2920
E-mail: mentoring@bigsistersri.org

Web site: www.bigsistersri.org
Secondary Office: None

Established: 2004

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes

Mentoring Children of Prisoners programming for girls only between the ages of 4 to 18.Pair girls with a female mentor for at least one year; weekly or bi-weekly visits in the community.

Rhode Islanders Sponsoring Education (RISE)

Area Served: Rhode Island
Parent Organization: None

Telephone: 401-421-2010
Address: 17 Gordon Avenue, Suite 004

Providence, RI 2905
E-mail: santaya@riseonline.org

Web site: RISEonline.org
Secondary Office: None

Established: 1998

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes

RISE provides scholarships and community-based mentoring to children of incarcerated parents.

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South Carolina

Department of Young Offender Services

Area Served: State of South Carolina
Parent Organization: Division of Young Offender Services

Telephone: 803-896-1774
Address: 4444 Broad River Road

Collumbia, SC 29210
E-mail: doc.state.sc.us

Web site: www.doc.state.sc.us
Secondary Office: None

Established: 1998

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes

Our Division provides programs and services for female and female youthful offenders ages 17-29.

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South Dakota

Family Connection
Area Served: Sioux Falls, SD
Parent Organization: None
Telephone: 605-357-0777
Address: PO Box 100Sioux Falls, SD 57101
E-mail: info@sdfamilyconnection.org
Secondary Office: None
Established: 1995
Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes
Family Connection provides a place for people traveling to Sioux Falls, SD when visiting someone incarcerated at the Sioux Falls penitentiary. Family Connection provides programming to children in the Sioux Falls school district with incarcerated family members.

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Tennessee

Amachi Knoxville

Area Served: Knox County, Tennessee
Parent Organization: Knoxville Leadership Foundation

Telephone: 865-524-2774
Address: 901 East Summit Hill Drive, Suite 300

Knoxville, TN 37915
E-mail: questions@klf.org

Web site: www.klf.org

Secondary Office: None

Established: 2004

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes

Amachi Knoxville is an innovative mentoring program designed to match caring people of faith with children ages 4-17 who are impacted by incarceration.Amachi mentors are expected to meet a minimum of one hour a week for one year in a community based, one-on-one mentoring relationship.Mentors are screened and trained prior to being matched with a child, based on mutual interests and preferences.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee – Amachi

Area Served: Middle Tennessee
Parent Organization: None

Telephone: 615-329-9191
Address: 1704 Charlotte Avenue, Suite 130

Nashville, TN 37203
E-mail: info@bbbsmt.org

Web site: www.mentorakid.org

Secondary Office: None

Established: 1969

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes

We provide mentoring services for children living in a single family household.

Project AWARE Mentoring Program (PAMP)

Area Serve: Memphis & Shelby County Tennessee
Parent Organization: Families of Incarcerated Individuals, Inc
Telephone: 901-726-6191
Address: 1380 Poplar Avenue
Memphis,  TN 38125
Email: info@familiesofncarcerated.org
Web site: familiesofincarcerated.org
Secondary Office: none
Established: 1989
Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes
FII provides a variety of community based programs and services designed to foster positive family values and cultivate opportunities for self-sufficiency and citizenship among individuals affected by incarceration. “Our mission is to deter incarceration through family support.”

Ties That Bind Us
Area Served: Memphis & Shelby County Tennessee
Parent Organization:  Families of Incarcerated Individuals, Inc
Telephone:
Address: 1380 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38125
Email: info@familiesofncarcerated.org
Website: www.familiesofincarcerated.org
Established: 1989
Volunteer Opportunities?  Yes
FII provides a variety of community based programs and services designed to foster positive family values and cultivate opportunities for self-sufficiency and citizenship among individuals affected by incarceration. “Our mission is to deter incarceration through family support.”

 

Wings Ministry of Warren County, TN

Area Served: Warren County, Tennessee
Parent Organization: None

Telephone: 931-224-2264
Address: PO Box 695

McMinnville, TN 3711
E-mail: MaryAnnGay@WingsMinistry.org

Web site: www.WingsMinistry.org

Secondary Office: None

Established: 2006

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes

Wings Ministry provides networks of support to family members with loved ones who are in or have been in prison.One of its programs, Wings for L.I.F.E. – Life-skills Imparted to Families through Education — empowers youth and families through interesting and motivational sessions on life topics.

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Texas

 

National Prisoner’s Family Conference
Area Served: El Paso, Texas
Parent Organization: Community Solutions of El Paso
Telephone: 915-861-7733
Address: 2200 N Yarbrough B 245El Paso, TX 79925
Email: info@prisonersfamilyconference.org
Secondary Office:Established: 2009
Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes
The National Prisoner’s Family Conference is a three day forum providing keynote presentations, workshops, exhibits, advocacy sessions and networking for all concerned with the prison family. Topics relate largely to building and maintain healthy relationships during and following a loved one’s incarceration. Knowledgeable and experienced presenters from across the country share programs and experiences beneficial to prison family members, as well as those serving prisoners and their families in fields such as criminal justice, counseling, academia, mental health, ministry and other.

 

Against the Odds (ATO) Mentoring Program

Area Served: Dallas, Texas
Parent Organization: SouthFair Community Development Corporation

Telephone: 214-421-1373
Address: 2610 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Dallas, TX 75215
E-mail: atomentoring@sbcglobal.net

Web site: www.southfair.org

Secondary Office: P. O. Box 150353, Dallas, TX 75315

Established:

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes

Against the Odds Mentoring Program empowers the children with incarcerated parents to maximize their potential by providing academic, social and moral enrichment through supportive adult to child relationships that emphasize well being and advancement. Our program focuses on three key factors: 1. Encouraging the child (ages 4-18); 2. Strengthening the family; and 3. Enhancing the community.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Lonestar

Area Served: State
Parent Organization: None
Telephone: 1-888-887-2447
Address: 450 East John Carpenter Frwy
Irving, TX 75062
E-mail: bbbstx@bbbstx.org
Web site: http://www.bbbstx.org
Secondary Office: None
Established: 1927
Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes
We are a one-to-one mentoring organization for children.

 

Changed People Today, Inc

Area Served: Texas
Address: 3839 Gannon Lane
#1206
Dallas, TX 75237
E-mail: kaseystudios@gmail.com
Volunteer Opportunities? Yes
We provide transportation to families of inmates to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.  Kids ride free (ask details)

Connections

Area Served: El Paso, Texas
Parent Organization: Community SOLUTIONS of El Paso

Telephone: 915-861-7733
Address: 2200 N. Yarbrough, B 245

El Paso, TX 79925
E-mail: solutionsforelpaso@juno.com

Web site: www.solutionsforelpaso.org

Secondary Office: None

Established: 2003

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes

A wide range of supportive services are provided to children and families with loved one’s in prison, including reintegrating family members.The organization also produces the annual Prisoner’s Family Conference.

Counseling and Assessment Preparation Center (CAP)

Area Served: Texas-Lower Valley-Cameron, Hidalgo & Willacy Counties
Parent Organization: University of Texas Pan American

Telephone: 956-381-5251
Address: 1201 W. University Dr.EDCC 1.272

Edinburg, TX 78539
E-mail: syalafa@utpa.edu

Web site: None

Secondary Office: None

Established: 2009

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes

A counseling clinic that provides free counseling and psychoeducational services to the community.

DePelchin Children’s Center

Area Served: Greater Houston Area
Parent Organization: None

Telephone: 713-730-2335
Address: 4950 Memorial Dr

Houston, TX 77007
E-mail: info@depelchin.org

Web site: www.depelchin.org

Secondary Office: None

Established: 1892

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes

DePelchin Children’s Center provides counseling services for children with depression, emotional or behavioral problems, attention-deficit disorders, traumatic stress and autism spectrum disorders. Services provided include psychological and/or psychiatric assessments, therapeutic counseling sessions with children and their families, group counseling, and parent education classes and support groups.


Enterprising Girl Scouts Beyond Bars

Area Served: Central Texas women housed in or can be transfered to Gatesville units.
Parent Organization: Girl Scouts of Central Texas

Telephone: 512-453-7391
Address: 12012 Par Thirty-five Circle

Austin, TX 78753
E-mail: www.gsctx.org

Web site: www.gsctx.org

Secondary Office: None

Established: 1998

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes

The Enterprising Girl Scouts Beyond Bars (EGSBB) seeks to break the cycle of intergenerational crime.  The program allows incarcerated mothers and their daughters to spend positive time together at prison-based Girl Scout meetings and to be provided critical pre and post release services that will increase the likelihood that these families can remain together rather than suffer the trauma of repeated prison confinement.

MATCH/PATCH Program

Area Served: Bexar County, Texas
Parent Organization: Bexar County Sheriff’s Office & Adult Detention Center

Telephone: 210-335-6330
Address: 200 N. Comal St.

San Antonio, TX 78242
E-mail: matchpatch@bexar.org

Web site: None

Secondary Office: None

Established:

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes

To modify behavior of incarcerated parents with parenting & life skills training; to strengthen the parent-child relationship during incarceration, to lesson the trauma of separation for the children.

Seedling’s Promise

Area Served: Travis and Williamson Counties, Texas
Parent Organization: Seedling Foundation

Telephone: 512-323-6371
Address: 2800 S. 1H 35, Suite 170

Austin, TX 78704
E-mail: info@seedlingfoundation.net

Web site: seedlingfoundation.net

Secondary Office: None

Established: 2006

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes

Seedling’s Promise is a one-on-one community-based mentoring program for children, ages 5-18, who have an incarcerated parent.Emphasis is placed on long-term mentor relationships.

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Vermont

Community H.S. of Vermont

Area Served: Newport, Vermont
Parent Organization: Department of Corrections

Telephone: 802-951-5037
Address: 103 South Main Street Waterbury, VT 05671-1001

E-mail: charity.baker@state.vt.us

Web sitehttp://www.doc.state.vt.us/programs/educational-programs
Secondary Office: None

Established: 2005

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes

The Mission of the Community High School of Vermont is to provide an accredited, coordinated and personalized education that assists students in their academic, social and vocational successes.  Working with KIDS-A-PART program.  We teach Parenting and Nurturing Fathers and present Shaken Baby Syndrome workshops


Kids-A-Part

Area Served: State of Vermont
Parent Organization: Vermont Children’s Aid Society

Telephone: 802-859-3227
Address: 79 Weaver St, PO Box 127

Winooski, VT 5404
E-mail: mainadmn@vtcas.org

Web site: http://www.lundvt.org/kids-a-part.html
Secondary Office: None

Established: 2006

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes

Kids-A-Part (Kids apart from a parent and a part of our communities) is a program for children and families impacted by incarceration.We offer parenting services in correctional facilities and services to children and caregivers in the community.Through direct service, advocacy and education, Kids-A-Part draws from the Children of Incarcerated Parents: A Bill of Rights to improve the well being of Children impacted by incarceration.

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Virginia

Helping Hands Women’s Outreach Ministries

Area Served: State of Virginia
Parent Organization: None

Telephone: 804-276-3139
Address: P. O. Box 13292

Richmond, VA 23225
E-mail: hhwom@comcast.net

Web site: www.hhwom.org
Secondary Office: None

Established: 2001

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes

Helping Hands Women’s Outreach Ministries is a community program for women who have or are presently experiencing substance abuse problems including women who are or have been incarcerated. We provide psychological and spiritual counseling


Jordan‘s Quest, Inc.

Area Served: Richmond City, Henrico, Chesterfield, Hanover, Petersburg, Prince George, Hopewell, Dinwiddie Colonial Heights, Chester, Sussex (and surrounding Towns)
Parent Organization: Parent Educator/Consultant

Telephone: 804-393-0110
Address: P.O. Box 2043

Mechanicsville, VA 23116
E-mail: cjordan@jordansquest.com

Web site: www.jordansquest.com
Secondary Office: P.O. Box 2043, Mechanicsville, VA 23116

Established:

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: No

We offer parenting workshops, co-parenting class for child custody and support (court mandated). Provide parenting resource information to parents. Will work with parent in their home.


Mentoring Children of Prisoners

Area Served: Hampton Roads, Virginia
Parent Organization: Seton Youth Shelters

Telephone: 757-963-5795
Address: 3333 Virginia Beach Blvd., Suite 28,

Virginia Beach, VA 23452
E-mail: jredding@setonyouthshelters.org

Web site: setonyouthshelters.org
Other Offices: Girls Shleter - 465 Kings Grant Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23452; Boys Shelter - 642 N. Lynnhaven Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Established: 1985

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes

The Mentoring Children of Prisoners Program matches a youth, ages 4-18, with a trained adult mentor, who meets with the youth on a weekly basis.  Mentors and mentees engage in recreational, educational, or cultural activities.  Seton Youth Shelters provides emergency shelters, street outreach, and counseling for youth, free of charge.


Mentoring Children of Prisoners

Area Served: Harrisonburg City and Rockingham County, Virginia
Parent Organization: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Harrisonburg-Rockingham County

Telephone: 540-433-8886
Address: 225 N High St, Harrisonburg, VA 22802

E-mail: info@bbbshr.org

Web site: www.bbbshr.org

Established: 1976

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes

BBBSHR provides volunteer mentors to interested children, including children who have an incarcerated parent.  The staff received training from the Family Corrections Network.


Resource Information Help for the Disadvantaged

Area Served: State of Virginia
Parent Organization: R.I.H.D.

Telephone: 804-426-4426
Address: RIHD c/oWMUMC, 1720 Mechanicsville Turnpike

Richmond, VA 23223
E-mail: InMateResource@yahoo.com

Web site: www.rihd.org
Secondary Office: None

Established:

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes

Nonprofit, all volunteer organization dedicated to reducing crime and reducing recidivism through programs that promote education for youth at risk; prisoner and former prisoner self-rehabilitation.

 

Virginia C.U.R.E. K.I.D.S.
Area Served: Richmond VA
Parent Organization:  Virginia C.U.R.E.
Telephone:  804-562-7414
Address: 3922 Squire Hill Court
Richmond, VA 23234
Email: Hudson4vacure@aol.com
Website: www.vacurekids.webs.com
Secondary Office: 3421 Spring Drive Alexandria United States
Secondary Phone:  703-765-7010
Established: 2008
Volunteer Opportunities?: Yes
We offer services and resources to children with an incarcerated parent and their families.

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Washington

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound

Area Served: King, Pierce, Jefferson, Kitsap and Clallam Counties.
Parent Organization: None

Telephone: 206-763-9060
Address: 1600 S. Graham St

Seattle, WA 98108
E-mail: info@bbbsps.org

Web site: www.bbbsps.org
Secondary Office: None

Established: 1957

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound is committed to providing a caring adult mentor to any child who needs or wants one.BBBSPS offers both community-based and school-based mentoring programs, and supports one-on-one mentoring relationships for thousands of local youth.

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West Virginia

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Wisconsin

Circles of Support

Area Served: Northeastern Wisconsin
Parent Organization: Goodwill Industries NCW

Telephone: 920-968-6832
Address: 1800 Appleton Rd.

Menasha, WI 54952
E-mail: astrauch_gw@gwicc.org

Web site: www.circles-of-support.org
Secondary Office: None

Established: 2006

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes

Circles provides support for individuals transitioning from incarceration to the community.The main services offered are: pro-social support, breaking down barriers, and concrete resource linkage.Trained volunteers work with participants in individual or group settings for the first 6 – 12 months after release.

Madison-Area Urban Ministry

Area Served: Dane County, Wisconsin

Telephone: 608-256-0906
Address: 2300 South Park Street, Suite 2022

Madison, WI 53713
E-mail: None

Web site: www.emum.org
Secondary Office: None

Established: 2004

Volunteer/Internship Opportunities?: Yes

Through MUM, there are many programs for those who incarcerated or recently released and their children.  These programs help connect families while incarcerated and support those who are recently released with emotional support, a job search, and much more.

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Wyoming

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Washington, D.C.

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