Through mentoring, education and support, Parenting With Purpose will bring healing, restoration and liberty to families affected by incarceration.

Teaching moms and dads life skills to become better parents

Parenting With Purpose provides imprisoned fathers and mothers with parenting classes that focus on parenting education and support. Classes are designed to meet the unique needs of inmates who desire to learn how to become better parents, restore and strengthen their family relationships, and build a strong foundation in their homes.

Yearly PWP teaches nearly 300 parenting classes to incarcerated moms and dads at:

  • Minnesota Correctional Facility/Faribault
  • Minnesota Correctional Facility/Rush City
  • Minnesota Correctional Facility/Lino Lake
  • Hennepin County Detention Center for Women


  • Break the cycle of crime within families
  • Re-establish, strengthen and maintain the emotional connection between parent and child
  • Increase positive parental involvement in their children’s education, behavior and well-being at home, in school and in the community
  • Reduce the rate of recidivism
  • Decrease the chances of self-destructive behavior
  • Improve relationships between youth, parent and caregiver
  • Improve school attendance and academic achievement
  • Improve behavior in the home, school and community

“I have learned how to be a better parent and offer a good safe home for my family.”