There are many services, programs and organizations that the families (especially children) of inmates serving time may benefit from.  Situations vary by case, but there is a mountain of value in the links below.  Please take your time reading what services are available, click the link to their site and explore the various options.  If you are having trouble finding what you are looking for, simply "Ask the Inmate" and he will help you locate it.

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Against the Odds (ATO) Mentoring Program

2610 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75215
Area Served: Dallas, Texas

also - P. O. Box 150353, Dallas, TX 75315

Against the Odds Mentoring Program empowers the children with incarcerated parents to maximize their potential by providing academic, social and moral enrichment through supportive adult to child relationships that emphasize well-being and advancement.

Aleph Institute

9540 Collins Avenue
PO Box 547127
Surfside, FL 33154-7127

Aleph assists the Jewish families and children of those currently incarcerated. They connect them with local community support, assist with traveling expenses to visit the inmate and set up support between the families of those incarcerated.

Alliance for Children and Families

11700 West Lake Park Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53224

The Alliance for Children and Families, a national membership association, provides services to nonprofit child and family serving and economic empowerment organizations. Motivated by a vision of a healthy society and strong communities, we work to strengthen America’s nonprofit sector and through advocacy assure the sector’s continued independence.


2000 Market Street, Suite 600
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Amachi provides training and technical assistance to mentoring children of prisoner programs nationwide.

Angel Tree

Parent Organization: Prison Fellowship
44180 Riverside Parkway
Lansdowne, VA 20176
800-552-6435, 800-55-ANGEL

Provide Christmas gifts and the gospel message to children on behalf of their incarcerated parent in partnership with local c

Bethesda Family Services Foundation

88 Bull Run Crossing, Suite 1
Lewisburg, PA 17837

Provide parenting and family healing to incarcerated individuals; train counselors, educators, and others in Relational Healing and Peer Governance Models.

Beyond the Walls: A Guide to Services for Families

Beyond the Walls: A GUIDE to Services for Families
Affected by Incarceration

Often it is hard for families to who have a member in prison, jail of detention to handle finances, keep in touch with their loved one, care for their children and keep the family safe and healthy. Children with parents that are locked up need support, as do caretakers for those children. In addition, when a family member returns from incarceration or detention, the return home can be challenging.

There are services at the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS). This publication helps families find the right program and assistance for their situation.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound

1600 South Graham Street
Seattle, WA 98108

Area Served: King, Pierce, Jefferson, Kitsap and Clallam Counties.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound is committed to providing a caring adult mentor to any child who needs or wants one. BBBSPS offers both community-based and school-based mentoring programs, and supports one-on-one mentoring relationships for thousands of local youth.


PO Box 415
San Quentin, CA 94964
(415) 456-9980
(415) 456-2146

The Centerforce mission is to support, educate, and advocate for individuals, families, and communities impacted by incarceration. Promote ties between incarcerated people and their families to improve quality of life, support successful re-entry, and decrease re-incarceration. Assist individuals in gaining access to needed services before and during re-entry to support successful re-entry and decrease re-incarceration. Recognize the impact that incarceration has on the entire family and social system, and the importance of supporting all people whose lives are impacted by incarceration

Children of Incarcerated Parents Mentoring

403 Markland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21212

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