Letters to an Incarcerated Brother


Aid to Inmate Mothers
Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 986
Montgomery, AL 36101-0986
Street Address:    434 N. McDonough Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: (334) 262-2245 or (800) 679-0246
Fax: (334) 262-2296
Provides  in-facility classes on many topics, family connection programs, mentoring programs for children of incarcerated parents, re-entry resources.


Legal Services for
Prisoners with Children
1540 Market Street, Suite 490
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 255-7036
Fax: (415) 552-3150
Website: or
Responds to requests for information, trainings, technical assistance, litigation, limited transportation; emphasizes female prisoners and their families
The Center for
Children of Incarcerated Parents
P.O. Box 41-286
Eagle Rock, CA 90041
Phone: (626) 449.2470
Fax: (626) 449-9001
Website: Provides free resources by mail to incarcerated parents, therapeutic services for children of offenders, and family reunification projects for prisoners and children.


FOCUS (Families and
Friends of Convicts United for Support)
P.O. Box 2194
Canon City, CO 81215-2194
Phone: (719) 275-9570


Families in Crisis
60 Popieluszko Court, 2nd Floor
Hartford, CT 06106
With offices in Waterbury and New Haven
Phone: (860) 727-5800
Fax: (860) 727-5801

     extensive range of counseling and support services to prisoners,
     ex-offenders, and families including childcare, visitation,
     transportation, parenting support groups, HIV/AIDS education and support;
     provides resources



Visitors' Services Center
1422 Massachusetts Avenue, S.E.
Washington, DC 20003
Phone: (202) 544-2131
Fax: (202) 543-1572

 Establishes visits to the DC jail; welcomes ex-offenders to use facilities; offers re-entry resources



Friends for Life
1952 West Broad Street
Athens, GA 30606
Phone: (706) 583-8001
Fax: (706) 583-8844

 Pairs mentors children with incarcerated parent(s) in Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Greene, Jackson, Madison, and Oglethorpe counties


Southern Prison Ministry, The Open Door Community
910 Ponce de Leon Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30306
Phone: (404) 874-9652
Fax: (404) 874-7964

 Provides residential services to people in need; facilitates monthly visitations for family and friends

of prisoners in Hardwick and on death row.




Use What You've Got
Prison Ministries
3118 Hovey Street
Indianapolis, IN 46218
P.O. Box 1521
Indianapolis, IN 46206
Phone: (317) 924-4124
Fax: (317) 926-5543
Contact: Cecelia Whitfield

 Provides transportation (sliding-scale fee) to Indiana prisons for family members;
 provides emergency food and clothing and referrals



The Gracious Promise
1021 Pacific Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66102
Phone: (913) 342-1707
Fax: (913) 342-0479

 Provides services to children and families of incarcerated people including food

     pantry, tutoring, counseling; operates reentry help center; offers direct




American Friends
Service Committee: Michigan Criminal Justice Program
1414 Hill Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: (734) 761-8283        
Fax: (734) 761-6022
Email: or

     A service of the Michigan Criminal Justice Program of The American Friends
     Service Committee. Our work is rooted in an advocacy and
     community-organizing model. We help people in prison and their loved ones
     with their individual problems and provide them with tools to help them
     become strong advocates for themselves. The problems we often encounter
     revolve around
Note:  It's usually best to contact us through mail.
     We are not attorneys, so we cannot provide legal advice or counsel. In most
     cases, you will need to send us specific documentation about the matter.
     Our resources are limited.


Alternatives For Girls
903 West Grand Boulevard
Detroit, MI  48208-2365
Phone: (313) 361-4000

     Casework, Children/Youth Assistance-the Invisible Victims, Counseling,
     Counseling - Domestic Violence Services, Education - Services, Emergency
     Shelter, Housing - Apartments, Mentor - Juvenile Females, Mentoring,
     Restorative Justice with Crime Victims, Vocation Training, Women's Issues,
     Women's Support Group

Catholic Social
Services - Family Reunification Services
40 Jefferson Avenue Southeast
Grand Rapids, MI  49503-4304
Phone: (616) 356-6262

     Casework, Counseling - Parenting Classes, Family Restoration, ReEntry Help

Clinton County
Family Resource Center
4179 South US Highway 27
Saint Johns, MI  48879-9110
Phone: (989) 224-1173

     - Household Furnishings/Furniture, Case Work, Children/Youth
     Assistance-the Invisible Victims, Counseling, Counseling - Parenting
     Classes, Housing - Apartments, ReEntry Help Center, Women's Issues


Citizens for Second
P.O. Box 84, Grand Haven, MI 49417-0084

     Michigan-based support group for families of individuals convicted of or
     charged with a sex offense.




Prisoner Services

4-H Living
Interactive Family Education - Missouri Department of Corrections
2729 Plaza Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: (573) 751-2389
Contact: Rick Secoy, Institutional Activities Coordinator
Agency Head: Dora B. Schriro, Director
Area Served: Missouri
Parent Organization: 4-H Organization

     Provides enhanced visiting, parent education, and group activities to incarcerated
     fathers and their families at Potosi Correctional Center. Program uses
     National 4-H organization framework.


Child Molestation Treatment and Early Detection Sites

Thomas Tullos
Phone: (601) 329-3571

 Evaluation and treatment of adults and abuse survivors
Languages - English

Midwest Clinical Forensics
Bret White, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.
Mary Thibodeaux, M.S.W. 
Phone: (816) 318-1720

 Evaluation and treatment of: adolescents/teenagers and adults

Joplin Community Counseling Center of Joplin, Inc.
Terry Wolf, L.P.C. 
Phone: (417) 781-7706

 Evaluation and treatment of: children, adolescents/teenagers, and adults

Kansas City
Ability Development Services
Tim McMulin, L.C.S.W. 
Phone: (816) 361-7621

 Evaluation and treatment of: adults
Adult abuse survivors

Heartland Behavioral Health
Bret White, L.C.S.W. 
Phone: (417) 667-2666

 Evaluation and residential treatment of: adolescents/teenagers age 12 to 17

Poplar Bluff
Poplar Bluff Counseling & Hypnotherapy Center
Dale Robinson, L.P.C. 
Phone: (573) 776-6767

 Evaluation and treatment of: adolescents/teenagers and adults
Abuse survivors age 12 to adult

Yvette Phillips Professional Counseling, LLC
Yvette Phillips, M.Ed., L.P.C. 
Phone: (660) 827-4722

 Evaluation and treatment of: children, adolescents/teenagers, and adults
Abuse survivors age 2 to adult

DPC Ltd.
Craig Shifrin, Psy.D. 
Phone: (417) 773-5525

 Evaluation and treatment of: children, adolescents/teenagers, and adults
Child, adolescent/teenage, and adult abuse survivors

St. Charles
Diversified Counseling Services
Susan McGuire, M.Ed., L.P.C., N.C.C. 
Phone: (636) 940-9511

 Evaluation and treatment of: children, adolescents/teenagers, and adults

Behavioral Science Institute, Inc.
Phone: (314) 361-2662
Contact: Marie Clark, Director 

 Evaluation and treatment of: children, adolescents/teenagers, and adults
Patients with developmental disabilities age 12 to adult
Abuse survivors age 12 to adult
Languages:  English


(Challenging Incarcerated Parents and Spouses)
2729 Plaza Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: (573) 751-2389
Contact: George Hodge, Institutional Activities Coordinator
Agency Head: Dora B. Schriro, Director
Area Served: Missouri
Parent Organization: Missouri Department of Corrections

 Provides enhanced visiting, parent education, marriage seminars, family
 reunification support and referrals for fathers at Algoa Correctional Center.


Long Distance Dads -
Missouri Department of Corrections
2729 Plaza Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: (573) 751-2389
Contact: Joe Miller, Psychologist
Agency Head: Dora B. Schriro, Director
Area Served: Missouri
Parent Organization: The Fathers Workshop

 Provides parent education, self-help and family reunification support for incarcerated fathers at several Missouri facilities. 


Parenting From A Distance
2729 Plaza Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: (573) 751-2389
Contact: Jacqueline Hand-Dennis, Institutional Activities Coordinator
Agency Head: Dora B. Schriro, Director
Area Served: Missouri

Parent Organization: Missouri Department of Corrections

 Provides a parent education program for incarcerated fathers at Central Missouri Correctional Center.


Parents As Teachers
920 South Jefferson
Mexico, MO 65265
Phone: (573) 581-3776
Contact: Sandra Morrow, Parent Educator
Agency Head: Wendy Mills, Administrator
Area Served: Audrain County

Parent Organization: Mexico County Schools

 Provides parent education, counseling, information, referrals, gifts for children
and family reunification support 


PATCH of Chillicothe
P.O. Box 871
Chillicothe, MO 64601
Phone: (660) 646-6462
Contact: Coleen Scott, PATCH Director
Agency Head: Coleen Scott, PATCH Director
Area Served: Missouri

     enhanced mother-child visits in a home-like setting, pre- and post-visit
     counseling, parent education, re-entry preparation and support group,
     information, referrals, gifts for children, mentoring, public education
     and advocacy, family therapy, family reunification support, and
     transportation for visits at Chillicothe Correctional Center. 


W.E.R.D.C.C. (Women's Eastern Reception and Diagnostic Correctional Center)
Highway East 54
Vandalia, MO 63382
Phone: (573) 594-6686, ext. 2648
Contact: Deanna McMorris, PATCH Director
Agency Head: Larry Orr, PATCH Board President
Area Served: Missouri

     transportation, overnight lodging, children's center in the visiting area,
     gifts for children, and enhanced visiting for incarcerated mothers at
     Women's Eastern Reception and Diagnostic Correctional Center. 


Prisoner Family
3540 Marcus Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63115
Phone: (314) 381-6001
Contact: Rev. Ted Schroeder, Director
Agency Head: Rev. Ted Schroeder, Director
Area Served: St. Louis
Parent Organization: Immanuel Lutheran Church

     transportation once or twice per month to 18 Missouri correctional
     centers. Also provides overnight lodging, information, referrals, gifts
     for children, public education and advocacy. 


Regeneration, Inc.
P.O. Box 3293
St. Louis, MO 63130
Phone: (314) 432-5683
Contact: Evangelist Wilma Warren, Founder/CEO
Agency Head: Evangelist Wilma Warren, Founder/CEO
Area Served: Mid-West Missouri
Parent Organization: He Cares/He Hears/He Answers

     a mentoring/life-skills program for children with incarcerated parents,
     parent education, self-help support group, information, referrals,
     religious ministry, family reunification support, community residential
     services, public education and advocacy.


Story Link Program
12465 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63141
Phone: (314) 434-2310
Contact: Dana Abendschein, Story Link Program Director
Agency Head: Quay Finefrock, Director (Parkway Prison Ministries)
Area Served: Midwest
Parent Organization: Parkway Prison Ministries

     inmate audiotape a story and a brief message for her child and sends the
     tape to the child. Also provides religious ministry.




Girls and Boys Town
14100 Crawford Street
Boys Town, NE 68010
Phone: (402) 498-1072
Contact: Tiffany White-Welchen, Parenting Manager
Agency Head: Bobbie O'Connor, Director
Area Served: USA
Parent Organization: Common Sense Parenting

     a parent education curriculum for parents with limited access to their
     children including prisoners


Aid to Incarcerated
P.O. Box 14
Concord, NH 03302-0014
Phone: (603) 271-1862
Contact: Mr. Brock
Robert J. Paradise, Ph.D., Inmate Facilitator
Agency Head: Marilee Nihan, Administrator of Programs
Area Served: New Hampshire

     a support group, parent education, information, referrals, marriage
     preparation and support, family reunification support, family therapy, and
     marriage counseling.


Families Advocating for Inmate Reintegration
P.O. Box 805
Concord, NH 03302-0805
Phone: (603) 224-0120
Contact: Gloria G. Paradise, President
Agency Head: Gloria G. Paradise, President
Area Served: New Hampshire

     transportation, a self-help support group, information and referrals for
     families and friends of New Hampshire prisoners.


Family Connections
Center of the Lakes Region Facility
1 Right Way
Laconia, NH 03246
Phone: (603) 528-9266
Contact: Kristina Toth, Program Administrator
Agency Head: Kristina Toth, Program Administrator
Area Served: New Hampshire
Parent Organization: New Hampshire Dept. of Corrections

     parent education, support groups, special visits, seminars and stories
     recorded on audiotapes sent home, information and referrals.




Girl Scouts of
Rolling Hills Council
1171 Highway 28
North Branch, NJ 08876
Phone: (908) 725-1226
Contact: Shameko Greene, Director of Special Projects
Agency Head: Marilyn A. Siegel, Executive Director
Area Served: New Jersey

     transportation, enhanced visiting, parent education, childcare, mentoring,
     gifts for children, group scouting activities and family reunification
     support for girls 5-17 years old whose mothers are incarcerated at Edna
     Mahan Correctional Facility for Women.


Parents Anonymous of
New Jersey, Inc.
12 Roszel Road, Suite A-103
Princeton, NJ 08554
Phone: (609) 243-9779
Contact: Kathleen Roe, Executive Director
Agency Head: Kathleen Roe, Executive Director
Area Served: New Jersey

     parent education, self-help support group, information, and referrals for
     incarcerated mothers and fathers in halfway houses.


P B & J Family
Services, Inc.
1101 Lopez, Southwest
Albuquerque, NM 87105
Phone: (505) 877-7060
Contact: Debbie Sanchez, Site Director
Agency Head: Angie Vachio, Executive Director
Area Served: Bernalillo, Cibola, Valenci and Sandoval Counties

     transportation, enhanced visiting, parent education, information,
     referrals, case management, childcare, group activities, gifts for
     children, family reunification support, and family therapy at four New
     Mexico prisons.


Prison Family
P.O. Box 639
Las Cruces, NM 88005-0639
Phone: (505) 527-4046
Contact: Olga Granado, Coordinator
Agency Head: Charles C. Brewster, Managing Director
Area Served: Dona Ana County

     transportation, overnight lodging, hospitality center, children's center
     in visiting area, information, referrals, childcare, gifts for children,
     religious ministry, public education and advocacy.


Wings Ministry
2226 B Wyoming, Northeast, #130
Albuquerque, NM 87112
Phone: (505) 291-6412
Contact: Ann Edenfield, Director
Area Served: USA
Parent Organization: Global Logos

     religious ministry outreach gatherings (Easter, Back-To-School, and
     Christmas) to families of prisoners. 


Celebrate Recovery
5280 Seminole Trail
Las Cruces, NM  88012-7391
Phone: (505) 382-6917

     Recovery Inside is a ministry of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA, and
     a division of Celebrate Recovery which is in more than 10,000 churches and
     growing. It was developed by John Baker and Rick Warren. We help get the
     program into prisons and jails which then is able to link the person
     released from incarceration back to the community in transition to a
     program he/she was participating in in the institution.



Children of Promise,
600 Lafayette Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11216 Phone: (718) 483-9290
Email: Website:
Children of Promise, NYC (CPNYC) is a community based organization located in
Brooklyn that provides a year round, unique, integrated service model, that
meets the distinctive needs of children with an incarcerated parent(s). CPNYC's
mission is to provide our children with guidance, support, and the necessary resources
to effectively develop leadership skills, form positive social relationship and
enhance academic performance.  Implementing the best practices of youth
development, this innovative after-school and summer program infuses a mental
health model.  Children of
Family Connections
137 First Avenue Nyack, NY 10960 Phone: (845) 358-2702

     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
One Gateway Plaza, 4th Floor Port Chester, NY 10573 Phone: (914)
937-2320 Website: file://dcfas01/dcdata/Group/US%20PROGRAMS/State%20Prisoner%20Resources/
Secondary Office:20 South Broadway, 3rd Floor Yonkers, NY 10701

     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)
29-76 Northern Boulevard Long Island City, NY 11101 Phone: (718)

     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


Prison Families of
New York, Inc.
40 North Main Avenue Albany, NY 12203 Phone: (518) 453-6659

     "teach prison" to families; train those who work with children
     and families of prisoners; work onNew York State policy development and
     advocacy; hold support groups; have ainteractive website.


Edwin Gould Services for Children and Families

1968 Second Avenue 
New York, NY  10029

Phone: (212)410-4200


     A progam designed for incarcerated mothers whose children live in the five
     boroughs of New York and are not in foster care, but care ready to be
     returned to the mother's custody. Spanish also spoken.




Prison MATCH
P.O. Box 14469
Raleigh, NC 27620
Phone: (919) 8284767
Area Served: Women at the North Carolina Correctional Institution for
Women and their children wherever they are living.
Secondary Office: 1034 Bragg St., Raleigh, NC 27610

     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)
115-A South Walnut Circle
Greensboro, NC 27409
Phone: (336) 547-7461
Area Served: Guilford County, NC
Parent Organization: Tristan's Quest, Inc.

     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
1589 Skeet Club Road, Suite 102, Box 200
High Point, NC 27265
Phone: (336) 691-9888
Area Served: all 100 counties in North Carolina

     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
1196 Penderlea Highway
Burgaw, NC 28425
Phone: (910) 259-7133
Area Served: Southeastern North Carolina

     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.


Our Children's Place
P.O. Box 1086
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Phone: (919) 843-2670
Area Served: State of North Carolina

     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.OCP will open its doors in 2010.


Linking Families
7030 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45237
Phone: (513) 351-6789

    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.



Passport to the Future
603 SW B Street
Antlers, OK 74523
Phone: (580) 298-2921
Area Served: Choctaw, McCurtain, and Pushmataha Counties in Southeast
Parent Organization: Little Dixie Community Action Agency, Inc.

     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



Parenting Inside Out
7800 Southwest Barbur Boulevard, Suite 2
Portland, OR 97219
Phone: (503) 977-6399
Area Served: Parenting Inside Out: National. Direct Service/Programs:
Oregon Parent Organization: Children's Justice Alliance

     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
1840 Willamette Street, Suite 100
Eugene, OR 97481
Phone: (541) 344-0833
Area Served: Eugene/Springfield greater area
Parent Organization: Committed Partners for Youth

     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.



Families Outside
3230 William Pitt Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Phone: (412) 820-2050
Secondary Office: 6401 Penn Avenue, 2nd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

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


Inmate Family Services
245 North Broad Street, Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19007
Phone: (215) 564-6005, ext. 100

     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.
710 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2100
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: (412) 391-1013

     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
P.O. Box 52416
Philadelphia, PA 19115
Phone: (215) 698-2585
Area Served: Philadelphia, Bucks, Delaware and Chester Counties
Parent Organization: None

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



Rosa's Children
P.O. Box 10996
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Phone: (423) 914-0016        

     Work to reunite offenders with their families. We work to mentor the
     children of offenders and work within the family relationship to
     reintegrate offenders with their families.



Assisting Families
of Inmates, Inc.
1 North 5th Street, Suite 400
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 643-2401        
Fax: (804) 643-2464

    AFOI mission is to prevent the breakdown of relationships among inmates
     and their families by providing regular, meaningful visitation, support
     and education services. Our services help prepare families for a
     successful transition when the inmate is released from prison. AFOI is one
     of only a handful of such programs to provide these services in Virginia
     and across the United States.