When her grown daughter went to prison, Karen accepted the dual role of Mom and Grandma to take care of two little ones. It was the most difficult thing she’s ever done—and she would do it all over again if she had to. But what did it take to survive the challenges?
When Cassie was incarcerated for four years, her children were just 4 years and 11 months old. Knowing their pain from experiencing her own father’s incarceration made it almost too much for Cassie to bear. But she made the most of their time apart. Now she’s reunited with her children and making up for lost time.
From an abusive childhood to a life in and out of prison. Serena Steenholdt felt like her life was spiraling out of control until she found God and reconnected with her children... “God is so much bigger than I ever thought.”
For many, maintaining a relationship with a prisoner is complicated. Here are four resources for spouses and families affected by incarceration.
Learn more about the nation’s largest outreach to the children of prisoners and how a simple Christmas gift can have a positive influence on a child, family, and community.
Thank-You Letters from Angel Tree Kids and Caregivers
Every year, Angel Tree Camping™ scholarships provide a way for thousands of children of prisoners to go to Christian summer camps, where they have the opportunity to have fun, fellowship with their peers, build relationships with caring camp counselors, and experience the love of God in the great outdoors.
When Isis' mom went to prison everything changed. Prison Fellowship and Angel Tree helped bring them back together.