Families, Fathers & Children

 

 

Fathers, Families & Children in Action

The Fathers, Families & Children team recently brought a mother and her children to visit their father who is currently incarcerated in Eastern C.F. in Naponoch, NY

 

Volunteers playing music at our 2013   Christmas Party  Volunteers writing  Christmas cards to men in prison

    
          

 

For over seven years Families, Fathers & Children has been providing services to children and families when Dad is incarcerated.

 
Over 9,000 children in Brooklyn have fathers in correctional facilities.  The impact on these children is devastating.
 
Studies have shown that, without an intervention, 70% of these children will follow their father’s footsteps into prison.  Alcohol and drug use, delinquent behavior, teen pregnancy, school dropout rates and depression are markedly higher among this group of children. Families, Fathers & Children’s  program addresses these behaviors by providing motivation and support for positive behaviors.
 
Our services have included:
 
After-school programming to build self-esteem and socialization skills
 
Transportation to correctional facilities for the families and children enrolled in our program
 
Holiday parties, including activities, dinner and Christmas presents
 
Home visits, counseling, information and referrals
 
Art events in the community
 
A collection of art and stories by children of incarcerated fathers
 
Outreach, community education and advocacy
 
Parenting classes for men who will be released within the next 45 days
 
Outreach into the prisons, attending inmate events, providing literature about services and parenting
 
Parenting literature for the community
 
Writing Christmas cards to men in prison
 
 
 
For more information, contact us at 917-287-9044 or Families.Fathers.and. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
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