What is Promises for Families?

When a parent is incarcerated, the child goes through a grieving
process just as all of us do when a loved one is taken from our midst.  
It is a grief that remains unrecognized and unvalidated as children
attempt to cope with the realities of a hurtful and hidden situation.

Promises for Families is dedicated to providing quality summer camp,
after- school mentoring programs and academic tutoring for children
with a parent in prison, enabling them to work through the grieving
process in a positive and healing manner.

We work in partnership with organizations and agencies that provide
services for families of the incarcerated.  

We believe in the power of creativity, and that each of us embodies
creativity.  By fostering that creative ability, we empower children to
grow and develop in an emotionally healthy manner.

Our programs are based upon integration of music, movement, art
and nature.  Instructors have certifications and trainings in several
areas, including Health Rhythms drumming, Drums Speak, art
instruction, YogaKids, tai-chi, master naturalists and counseling.  
Instructors work together to create a safe and fun environment for
healthy emotional development.

The Foundation is 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization.

If you are interested in a camp
partnership in 2013, contact Katy
at
katy@promisesforfamilies.org.
Copyright 2014, Promises for Families Foundation, Inc., All Rights Reserved
All pictures on this site are used with child's & caregiver's permission.
We have pushed so many of our
children into the tumultuous sea
of life in leaky boats without
survival gear.....help us now to
give all our children the anchor
of faith, the rudder of hope, the
sails of education and the
paddles of family to keep them
going when life's sea gets rough.

---Marian Wright Edelman
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