Mentors can make a big difference to any child, but especially a child whose parent is not around. Children of incarcerated parents are at a greater risk of financial instability, emotional distress, and problems at school. It is important for these children to maintain a healthy, positive relationship with their incarcerated parent to reduce these risks. There are many mentor programs geared toward helping children of incarcerated parents by providing them with an adult role model.
Contact Pathway to Services at 301-354-4908 for more information about programs for children of incarcerated parents in Montgomery County.
“White House, OJJDP Hold Listening Session on Mentoring Children of Incarcerated Parents”: A session was held to discuss mentoring strategies and honor 12 “Champions of Change” for their work with children of incarcerated parents.
Community Bridges Girls Program encourages at-risk girls to work with mentors to develop confidence, healthy relationships, and leadership skills. Call 301-585-7155 to learn more or to get involved.