Angel Tree

Telephone: 800–552–6435

Address: 44180 Riverside Parkway

Lansdowne, VA 20176

Email: [email protected]


Provides Christmas gifts and the gospel message to children on behalf of their incarcerated parents in partnership with local churches. Programs throughout the year include summer camping and mentoring.

Big Brothers Big Sisters National Office

Address: 230 North 13th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: (215) 567–7000

Fax: (215) 567–0394

Email: [email protected]


A one-to-one mentoring organization for children.

Children of Incarcerated Parents Mentoring

Telephone: 410–532–6864

Address: 403 Markland Ave.

Baltimore, MD 21212

Email: [email protected]


Notre Dame—AmeriCorps’s CHIP program provides one-on-one mentoring for children affected by parental incarceration. Partners with area schools and social service agencies to provide educational support for youth and adults.

Family Services

Telephone: 305–864–5553

Address: 9540 Collins Avenue, P.O. Box 547127

Surfside, FL 33154

Email: [email protected]


Assist Jewish families and children of those currently incarcerated connecting them with local community support, assisting with travel expenses to visit the inmate, and setting up support between the families of those incarcerated.

Girl Scouts Beyond Bars

Telephone:(800) GSUSA 4 U (800–478–7248) or (212) 852–8000

Address: 420 5th Avenue

New York, NY 10018

Email: [email protected]


The goals of the Girl Scouts Beyond Bars (GSBB) program are to lessen the impact of parental separation due to incarceration, to foster the personal and social development of girls and their mothers, and to provide girls with the opportunity to participate with their parents in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Parents and their daughters take an active leadership role in the planning and implementation of Girl Scout program activities and also participate in facilitated discussions about family life, conflict resolution, and the prevention of violence and drug abuse. After release, parents and daughters can continue to participate in troop meetings in their communities, making Girl Scouting a consistent presence in their lives.

Hope House

Telephone: 301–408–1452

Address: PO Box 60682

Washington, DC 20039

Email: [email protected]


Hope House has three main goals: to strengthen families and in particular, the relational bonds between children and their fathers imprisoned far from home; to reduce the isolation, stigma, shame and risk these families experience when fathers and husbands are imprisoned; and to raise public awareness about this most at-risk population.

KidsMates Inc.

Address: 21218 St Andrews Blvd, #720

Boca Raton FL 33433

Email: [email protected]


KidsMates Inc. is a national non-profit organization co-founded by children of incarcerated parents. KidsMates Inc.’s advocacy raises awareness about the silent American epidemic of parental incarceration and its lifelong negative impacts to affected children. The organization implements initiatives aimed at improving outcomes, fostering resilience, and empowering children of incarcerated parents.

Institute on Violence, Abuse, And Trauma

Address: 10065 Old Grove Road, Suite 101

San Diego, CA 92131

Email: [email protected]


Professional services offered at IVAT include conducting child custody evaluations, psychological testing, forensic evaluations, and conducting treatment of a variety of emotional and behavioral problems. Additional direct services available through IVAT include individual, family, re-unification, and group therapy; supervised visitation; and parenting skills classes. Therapy is provided to people with a variety of different problems in our comprehensive program. All services are provided on a sliding fee scale.

The Messages Project

Address: PO Box 8325 9711

8th View St. Suite 11

Norfolk, VA 23503

E-mail: [email protected]


Phone: No Phone

The Messages Project is focused on the children left behind when a parent is incarcerated in prisons in Virginia, Nebraska, and Missouri several times a year to create videotapes or DVDs from incarcerated parents to their children. The recordings are mailed home to children and families, often with a book that was read as part of the message.

National Parents and Families Network

Telephone: 717–943–2492

Address: P.O. Box 6745

Harrisburg, PA 17112

Website: -of-quality

Email: [email protected]

1. Responsible Parenting Training and Consulting

2. Re-Entry, Recidivism Training, and Consulting

3. Community Engagement Training and Consulting

4. Curriculum Writing and Consulting

5. Counseling and Consulting on Children of Incarcerated Parents

6. Lecturing and Workshops on issues of Incarceration as it pertains to the family unit and society as a whole

7. Consulting and Training on how to work with the prison and correctional system

8. Consulting and Training on Mentoring Children of Incarcerated Parents

No Exceptions Prison Collective

Telephone: 615–997–0698

Address: 701 Gallatin Road S. Suite 206

Madison, TN 37115


Email: [email protected]

No Exceptions Prison Collective is a grassroots initiative in Nashville, Tennessee, dedicated to ending carceral enslavement by advocating that no exceptions be made to the abolition of slavery. Founded and are led by individuals directly impacted by carceral slavery—both insiders (prisoners) and free world folk.

Parenting And Family Healing

Telephone: 570–523–0605

Address: 88 Bull Run Crossing, Suite 1

Lewisburg, PA 17837

Email: [email protected]


Provides parenting and family healing to incarcerated individuals; trains counselors, educators, and others in relational healing and peer governance models.

Prisoner Visitation and Support

Telephone: 215–241–7117

Address: 1501 Cherry Street

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Email: [email protected]


PVS is the only nationwide, interfaith visitation program given access by the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the Department of Defense to visit all federal and military prisoners. They have 300 volunteers across the US who regularly visit over 90 federal and military prisons.

Prison Mail

Telephone: 814–742–7500

Address: PO Box 1602

Altoona, PA 16603

Email: [email protected]


Prison Mail simplifies communication and encourages constant correspondence between prisoners and their families and loved ones. It uses the convenience of the internet to allow those with incarcerated loved ones to send messages on a regular basis.

National CURE

Address: PO Box 2310

Washington, DC 20013

Email: [email protected]


Phone: 202–789–2126

International CURE organizes people incarcerated and their loved ones to bring about prison reform.

US Dream Academy

Telephone: 410–772–7143

Address: 10400 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 300

Columbia, MD 21044

Email: [email protected]


Provides children in grades three through eight daily after-school programming that includes online academic enrichment, which is the cornerstone of the skill-building component, dream building, and character building. Homework assistance and one-to-one mentoring are also provided. Programs currently in Washington, DC; Baltimore, MD; East Orange, NJ; Philadelphia, PA; Orlando, FL; Houston, TX; Salt Lake City, UT; Memphis, TN; Los Angeles, CA; Indianapolis, IN.


Volunteers of America

Telephone: 703–341–5000

Address: 1660 Duke Street

Alexandria, VA 22314

Website: -Services /Corrections

It provides literacy and family-strengthening programming for incarcerated parents and their children. Parents take a class then read and record books. The recordings are given to the children along with a book bag, personal tape player, and other supplies.

We Got Us Now

Telephone: 9173304222

Address: 63 Hamilton Terrace Suite 36,

New York, New York 10031

Email: [email protected]


We Got Us Now is a national nonpartisan organization built by, led by, and about children and young adults impacted by parental incarceration with the mission to engage, educate, elevate, and empower our historically invisible population through the use of digital narratives, safe inclusive spaces, and advocacy led campaigns to ensure our voices are at the forefront of strategic initiatives, practices, and policies that will help to keep our families connected, create fair sentencing and end mass incarceration.

Wings Ministry and Wings for L.I.F.E.

Telephone: 505–291–6412

Address: 2270 D Wyoming Blvd NE #130

Albuquerque, NM 87112

Email: [email protected]


Wings Ministry—Christ’s unconditional love shared with all families of prisoners. Wings for L.I.F.E.—Life-skills Imparted to Families through Education.