The organization Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership was founded several years ago to help a special group of children in Frederick County, Maryland. Started by one person, it quickly grew to be an organization supported by ‘mid managers’ from a variety of non-profit agencies in Frederick, Maryland. Our belief is that children of incarcerated parents are a group of children who lack a voice of their own. Our work and our mission is to give them such a voice in the community, in the schools, and in their family. We are proud to say that we are now an official non-profit organization.

In order to meet our mission, we have created resources, and programs to meet the needs of the children. These have included, but are not limited to, the following for the children, as well as their caregivers:

  • Resource baggies
  • Establishment of a library
  • Support for specialized camps
  • Development of children’s books
  • Spa Day

For the community, our work has included:

  • COIPP DVD
  • Symposiums
  • Caregiver Support Groups
  • Community discussion and raising awareness

It is important to note that all of this has been accomplished through the volunteer efforts and hard work of a few committed people and the support of their many friends.

 
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Cindi Diamondstone
Co-President

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Shari Ostrow Scher
Founder/Executive Director

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Donna Quatman-Wilder
Co-President

 

Associates & Staff

Chief Marketing Officer
Jay Harkcom

 

Treasurer
Eliza Funk

 

Recording Secretary
Gretta Benson

 

Corresponding Secretary
Shirley White

 

Committee Chairs and Co-Chairs

 

Crisis

Theresa Posthuma

Vanessa Thomas

 

Children's Activities 

Sue Guissinger

Greta Benson

Strategic Planning and Governance

Cindi Diamondstone 

Donna Quatman-Wilder

 

Finance

Eliza Funk

Pat Rosensteel

 

Adult Activities

Patty McArdle

Sally Smith

Volunteers

Marisel Torres-Crespo

Cathy Anderson

 

Communication

Shirley White