Families of Incarcerated Individuals

Ensuring your loved one has the utmost support and guidance when they are in prison and throughout their transition back into the real world is critical.  Families and loved ones also need the right resources to adjust appropriately for these new challenges ahead.  Children are one of the most prominent vulnerable groups when dealing with these adjustments.  Over 2 million children in America have at least one parent incarcerated.  Fortunately, there are resources and programs to help reduce the trauma these kids face.  Check out these valuable resources for children who need help dealing with their parent’s incarceration.

Child Welfare Information Gateway – Supports children and families affected by parental incarceration.

Sesame Street in Communities – Provides multimedia, bilingual programs for children of incarcerated parents.

SKIP, Inc – Save Kids of Incarcerated Parents provides support services to children of incarcerated parents and their families.

Angel Tree – Prison Fellowship organizes local church organizations to bring Christmas presents to children of incarcerated parents.

Foreverfamily – Provided services to children with incarcerated parents and their families.

Assisting Families of Inmates – Provides programs for children of incarcerated parents in Virginia.

Children of Inmates – Helps to keep the lines of communication open between children and their incarcerated parents in Florida.

Hour Children – Provides services to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women in New York State.


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