Before she ever saw the lush beauty of an Oregon campground, Lucy had seen things no child should experience. Angel Tree Camping showed her she wasn’t alone. Her mom says, “She walked out of there a totally different person.”
Parents play a unique and irreplaceable role in their children’s lives. So how can incarcerated parents still actively fill that role from behind bars?
A group of men inside an Oregon prison hosted a barbeque, a walkathon, and fundraising booths to raise money for Angel Tree.
In the world of COVID-19, concerns of prisoners’ families are heavy. Practicing social distance can be difficult behind bars—if not impossible. The threat of illness is high for people living and working within the prison system. Angel Tree’s Michelle Payette says, “When you can't control things, you’ve got to learn to pray.”
An incarcerated father. A mom left on her own. Could Diane and her girls survive life on the outside without John?
Have you ever wondered what makes Prison Fellowship’s Angel Tree different? Our distinct core mission is to create pathways of reconciliation between incarcerated parents and their children.
UPDATE: All Angel Tree children have been assigned and registration is now closed for 2019.