Services for Prison Families

THE NEXT INTERNATIONAL PRISONER’S FAMILY CONFERENCE

October 10 – 12, 2018

Wyndham Gardens Hotel – Dallas, Texas

 

RE: LISTED RESOURCES
AS NEW RELIABLE SERVICES ARE FOUND THEY ARE ADDED TO THIS PAGE

CHECK BACK OFTEN FOR UPDATES

ABOUT SERVICES LISTED:

To assure as much as possible the efficacy of services listed, only those known to the conference, primarily through their participation at the conference, are listed. Having had the opportunity to meet representatives of the services listed we know of their commitment to the prison family. There are undoubtedly others providing excellent services.  We encourage them to participate in the conference, so that we can add them to this listing.

NOTE: This listing is not fully inclusive.  If no resource is found in your area, e-mail us for additional contacts known of through the conference.  Our e-mail address is: info@prisonersfamilyconference.org.


ADVOCACY, COUNSELING & SUPPORT GROUPS
(by state/country)

ALABAMA

Extended Family – Contact: Laure Clemons, Executive Director
Website: www.extendedfamilysupport.org
Support services for prison family members.

 

ARIZONA

Arizona Transformative Law and Social Justice Center (ATLaS)
Resources and support for prison survivors.
Co-executive Directors –
Kirstin Eidenbach kirstin@atlasjustice.center & Jonathon Trethewey jonathon@atlasjustice.center
Website:  http://www.atlasjustice.center/

 

Bridge Prison Ministry at Victory Worship Center (Tucson) – Contact: Pete & Sandy Quinones
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bridgeprisonministry
Church Website: http://vwcaz.org/
Outreach to prison families and returning citizens

 

ARKANSAS

Arkansas CURE – Little Rock area – Contacts: Jean Thrash, Director
E-mail: rehab4justice@yahoo.com Website: www.arkansascure.org
Information; resources; advocacy and support

 

Compassion Works for All, Inc. – Contact: Morgan Holladay
E-mail: mholladay@compassionarkansas.org
Website: www.compassionworksforall.org
Information; resources especially related to reentry

 

COLORADO

National Death Row Assistance Network – Contact: Claudia Whitman
E-mail: Claudia@celldoor.com Phone: 970-533-7383
Special focus on innocence cases.

 

CONNECTICUT

Families in Crisis, Inc. – Contact: Joyce Betts, CEO
E-mail: betts@familiesincrisis.org Phone: 860-727-5812
Helping offenders and their families overcome challenges.

 

Progressive Prison Project, Inc. 
Jeff Grant, Founder/Director  –  E-mail:  jgrant@prisonist.org
Lynn Springer, Founding Advocate, Innocent Spouse & Children Project – E-mail:  lspringer@prisonist.org
Phone: 203-769-1096
Providing confidential support and counseling to individuals, families and organizations with white-collar and other nonviolent incarceration issues.  Greenwich, CT & Nationwide.
Website/blog:  http://progressiveprisonproject.blogspot.com/

 

DELAWARE

Because Love Allows Compassion (BLAC) – Contact: Barbara Lewis
E-mail: lewisbarbaralee@gmail.com Phone: 302-545-3443
Assisting families of murder victims and families of death row inmates to bring about healing and compassion.

 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

DC Project Connect – Contact: Avon Hart Johnson
E-mail:  avonhartjohnson@gmail.com  Phone: 240-832-9794  
Support and advocacy services for those affected by incarceration.
Website:  http://www.dcprojectconnect.com/about-us.html

 

HAWAII

Prison Life Solutions – Contact: Andrew Snyder
Website:  http://www.prisonlifesolutions.com/
Prison family counseling and preparation for prison entry (Federal) for entire family.

 

ILLINOIS

Education Justice Project. – Contact: Rebecca Ginsburg, Director
Website: www.educationjustice.net Phone: 217.300.5150
Support for families impacted by incarceration in Chicago and Champaign-Urbana, IL.

 

LOUISIANA

Justice for Families – Contact: Grace Bauer
E-mail: grace@justice4families.org Phone: 443-418-5201
An alliance of local organizations working to end the nation’s youth incarceration epidemic.

 

MARYLAND

Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership – Contact: Shari Ostrow Scher
Phone: 301-471-1459  E-mail: Scher12345@comcast.net
Support for prison families with a special focus on children of incarcerated parents

 

MICHIGAN

Citizens for Prison Reform – Contact: Lois DeMott
E-mail: familyparticipationprogram@gmail.com

Website: http://www.micpr.org/
Monthly support meetings and advocacy activities

 

MISSOURI

Women Against Registry (WAR) – Contact: Vicki Henry
E-mail: Vicki.henry@womenagainstregistry.com Phone: 636-208-5949
Advocacy and support for families of sex offenders.

 

NEW JERSEY

Justice for Families Contact: Tracey Wells-Huggins
E-mail: Tracey@justice4families.org Phone: 856-535-1924
An alliance of local organizations working to end the nation’s youth incarceration epidemic.

 

NEW MEXICO

Wings For LIFE International – Contact: Ann Edenfield Sweet
E-mail: AnnEdenfield@wingsforLIFEinternation
Website: http://wingsforlifeinternational.org/

Weekly support meetings – Albuquerque area; In-prison family events; faith-based ministry throughout the U.S. and internationally

 

NEW YORK

Justice for Families – Contact: Jeannette Bocanegra
E-mail: Bocanegra@optionline.net Phone: 718-933-2776
An alliance of local organizations working to end the nation’s youth incarceration epidemic.

 

Prison Families Anonymous – Long Island area – Contact: Barbara Allan
E-mail: pfa.longisland@gmail.com
Website: http://www.pfa-li.com/

Regular support meetings; family events and advocacy activities for entire family and returning citizens

 

NORTH CAROLINA

The Center for Community Transitions
Contact:  Sandra Willoughby

Phone: 704-494-8601 ext 14   E-mail: SWilloughby@centerforcommunitytransitions.org
Families Doing Time Program for prison family members

 

OHIO

The RIDGE Project – Contact: Ron & Catherine Tijerina & Jeremy Otte
Website: http://www.theridgeproject.com/
Regular family relationship and reentry meetings and activities

 

OREGON

Justice for Families – Contact: Sheila Montgomery
Phone: 503-935-1093  E-mail: sheilamontgomery2012@gmail.com
An alliance of local organizations working to end the nation’s youth incarceration epidemic.

 

PENNSYLVANIA

The RESPECT Alliance Contact: Connie Grier
E-mail:  cgrier@therespectalliance.org  Phone: 767-230-1283
The organization provides courses on family reunification, parenting and self-esteem within facilities and works directly with youth and formerly incarcerated adults, as well as provides mentoring young people who have had one brush with the law to prevent them from entering the Prison Industrial Complex.

 

TEXAS

Hospitality House – Huntsville – Contact: Deborah McCammon
Phone 936-291-6196  E-mail: director@thehospitalityhouse.org
Lodging for families & friends while visiting prisoners.

 

Mercy Heart – Contact: Roger Hollar
Website: http://mercyheart.org/
Regular support meetings; in-prison family events; faith-based ministry

 

New Name Ministries – Contact: Jon Cordeiro
E-Mail: pastorjon.nnm@gmail.com Phone: 817-913-5340
Nationally known for successful residential re-entry for sex offenders and others facing challenges of community re-entry.

 

Solutions of North Texas – Contact: Scott Wisenbaker
E-mail: scott@sontx.org Phone: 940-898-6202
Recovery; re-entry services for the entire family. Residential services available.

 

The Prison Show – Contact: David Collingsworth, Producer
90.1 FM KPFT – Houston
E-mail: davidcollingsworth@yahoo.com Phone: 903-360-4697
On the air since the 1970’s The Prison Show is listened to by thousands of prisoners throughout the State of Texas. Every FRIDAY – 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. CENTRAL time providing news related to the criminal justice system; 10:00 – 11:00 p.m. CENTRAL time, family members and friends can call in and give a shout out to their loved one in prison.

 

Texas Inmate Families Association (TIFA) – Contact:  Jennifer Erschabeck
Phone:  512-358-6886  E-mail: Jerschabek@gmail.com
Support groups throughout the state.

 

WASHINGTON

Potential Revealed – Contact: Cindy Anderson
E-mail: cindy@potentialrevealed.com Phone: 206-354-2243

 

Seattle Restorative Justice – Contact: Katherin Hervey
E-mail: katherin@rawloveproductions.com Phone: 310-593-1240
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SeattleRestorativeJustice/info?tab=page_info
Supporting alternative approaches to crime, conflict and accountability that foster safer and more just, resilient, empowered and connected communities.

 

WISCONSIN

The Demeter Foundation – Contact: Alice Pauser
Phone: 608-298-3563
Support especially to female prisoners and their families during and following incarceration.

 

Justice for Families – Contact: Nicolle Olson
E-mail: nicolle_olson@yahoo.com Phone: 929-207-0557
An alliance of local organizations working to end the nation’s youth incarceration epidemic.

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

INDIA

CorrectionsIndia – Contact: Joseph Mathew
Website: http://www.aswasabhavan.org/
On-going services for children and families affected by incarceration

 

JAPAN

NPO World Open Heart – Contact: Kyoko Abe
Phone: 090-5831-0810  E-mail: world.open.heart@gmail.com
The only known supportive contact for prison families in Japan

 

NEW ZEALAND

Pillars Inc. – Contact: Verna McFelin
Website: http://www.pillars.org.nz/
On-going services for children and families of prisoners

 

Pukeko Research Ltd. – Contact: Dr. Liz Gordon
Website: www.pukekoresearch.com
Working across the fields of education, social services and justice to provide research for policy and practice, programme evaluation, institutional analysis and a range of other areas.

 

SCOTLAND

Families Outside – Contact: Nancy Loucks
Website: http://www.familiesoutside.org.uk/
On-going services for children and families of prisoners

 

UGANDA

Wells of Hope – Contact: Francis Ssuubi
Website: http://www.wellsofhope.org/
Wrap around services for the entire prison family with a special concern for children of prisoners

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