Families of the Incarcerated Ministry
Family members are devastated when their loved one is incarcerated. As they try to deal with everyday life on the outside, their fear of stigma makes them feel that they also suffer a silent sentence of their own.
The mission of Families of the Incarcerated is to support these families and restore our communities to wholeness. Families of the Incarcerated provides support to the whole family when and where they need it:
- A parenting program for those whose partner is incarcerated;
- Organized transportation for a nominal fee for adults and free for children for visits to the incarcerated in order to foster/preserve family connections; and
- Direct outreach to overcome feelings of isolation and maintain connections in the larger community.
Workshops, facilitated in both English and Spanish, are offered throughout Los Angeles, at St. Patrick Church in Los Angeles, St. Mary Academy in Inglewood, and St. Anthony Church in San Gabriel.
In a typical year, FOI organizes trips to more than a dozen prisons/jails throughout the state to foster and preserve connections for more than 400 family members, including children. The ministry also offers ongoing spiritual accompaniment and support, and hosts a Christmas party for nearly 100 family members.
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