Without intervention, 70% of the children with a parent in prison will one day find themselves behind bars.
This program matches caring adults with youth who have a parent in prison. Mentors volunteer to give these young people extra acceptance, attention, encouragement, guidance and hope. Volunteers of America understands the trauma of loss these children experience and the economic and social challenges that result from incarceration. As a volunteer mentor, you can help children rise above these challenges.
Questions? Call Sherlyn Hughes, Program Manager at 504.836.8701
There are 33 children on our waiting list to be matched with a mentor. You can help.