There are 2.7 million children in America today with a mom or dad behind bars. For these children, the consequences of their parents' choices can be devastating.
Will you join us in bringing light to the hardships faced by children with a mom or dad behind bars?
Children with an incarcerated parent are some of our nation's most at-risk boys and girls—they face higher rates of anxiety, major depression, and attention disorders, and are 80 percent more likely to live in a household that struggles to make ends meet. Often stigmatized for their parents' crimes, children may grapple with feelings of abandonment, shame, and low self-esteem.
Far too many of these children have been without guidance and support to overcome such large obstacles in their young lives. But children of prisoners are resilient, full of potential, and fearfully and wonderfully made in God’s image. Though these young people affected by incarceration face a host of risks, they also have tremendous capacity for amazing futures.
Together we can empower children to connect with their parents, find hope in Christ, and strive toward great goals—replacing the cycle of crime with a cycle of renewal and hope. There are many children who already have. Read their inspiring stories of hardship and hope here.
Let’s continue to show children of prisoners that they are not forgotten—they are loved and cherished by their parents, by God, and by caring friends like you.
Join us in shining a light on the struggles faced by children with an incarcerated parent.
Thank you for walking alongside us and reminding children and caregivers with a loved one in jail or prison that they are not alone.