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 book on detention center
- Weekend activities
For the community, our work has included:
- 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.