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

Support Services

Through its relationships with incarcerated moms and dads, PWP establishes solid connections with entire families, offering continued support and guidance. Home visits take place on a regular basis and consist of conflict resolution, goal setting, accountability and Biblical counsel.

Once a parent is released PWP provides referrals for employment, schooling, housing, furniture, food and clothing to create the opportunity for parents to live productive lives once they are released back into their homes and our communities.

Our Blessing Closet is a place for PWP families impacted by incarceration to pick up basic supplies needed for their households. All items are free and donated by generous individuals, churches or companies.

Families are isolated and left to fend for themselves with issues including finances, parenting, discord and other issues that they face on a daily basis

Goals

  • 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

Making a Difference

…in the lives of children of prisoners

  • 94 % have shown notable academic improvement.
  • 96 % of the children and teens stay in school.
  • 96 % have demonstrated good behavior in school.
  • 96 % of kids mentored by Parenting With Purpose remain crime-free.
  • 100% of the children and teens are able to remain in contact with their incarcerated or released parent.

… in the lives of incarcerated parents

  • 81% of the parenting program graduates are more involved in their children’s school while incarcerated.
  • 86 % of the released parents remain crime-free.
  • 85 % of the incarcerated parents served rated themselves higher in their parenting skills after they completed the parenting classes.
  • 91 % of the families involved in the mentoring program showed improvement in their family relationships.
  • 100 % of the parents released acquired a job or schooling.
  • 100 % of the released parents acquired safe housing.