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Old 10-24-2017, 07:51 PM
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My husband told me that there is help out there for families of inmates. Especially for children. Can any one please help me locate some of these programs.
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http://www.sesamestreet.org/toolkits/incarceration I have seen at B's prison.
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I know I've seen scholarships for children of incarcerated parents.
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I am trying to figure out the same thing. It's so hard to have everything on one person. There must be some organizations that offer guidance for families. Cute Sesame street videos won't help me take care of the kids on my own. I will do whatever it takes but it would be great to have a step up.
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The only thing I found when helping my family member was state assistance was an option. I didn't find any programs specifically for inmates family members.
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I don’t know of any programs other than state assistance for food and medical if you qualify.
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My husband told me that there is help out there for families of inmates. Especially for children. Can any one please help me locate some of these programs.
Look into a program called "Angel Tree", the father of my child got into their program a few months ago and for Christmas they delivered about 200$ worth of gifts to our home for our daughter. They called about a month in advance to ask what she specifically needed and wanted as well. I'm not sure if this is just a Christmas program or if they help all year round.. but I know her dad gets involved in as many programs as he can that involve our daughter. He even just signed up for program that will allow him to do parent/teacher conferences with her teacher. We live in Washington state by the way.
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Check into Prison Fellowship. They are the ones that sponsor Angel Tree. They have resources to help families. https://www.prisonfellowship.org/res...-of-prisoners/ . If you are in Nebraska, here are some other places to check. http://www.nebraskapen.org/Family/index.html

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LFFI (Lincoln Family & Friends of Inmates) a group to encourage one another, educate ourselves and the community on correctional issues, and to advocate and communicate on behalf of all men and women who are or have been incarcerated. Facilitator – Michelle Webster familyandfriendslincoln@gmail.com


OFFI (Omaha Family & Friends of Inmates) offering support to those affected by losing a loved one to incarceration. We focus on: Acceptance, Understanding, Camaraderie, and Action! Facilitator Mary Ann Beckman mabeck3636@cox.net


M.A.S.S.I.V.E. (Members Among Society Serving Individuals Validating Each other) Helping individuals find a purpose greater than themselves. Providing Peer Support, Lived Experience, Based on a 12-Step Model, Trauma Informed Care, Reentry and Prevention Support Group. info@massive-ne.org
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Angel tree is such a blessing. My daughter got hers last Xmas.
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I never found anything specific for inmate families except if you have small children.
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