There are over 45,000 children in Genesee County who have a mother or father that is currently or has been incarcerated in the past.
Impact on Children
A prison sentence for a parent is, by extension, punishment for their children. While the parent is incarcerated, their children lose much of the stability in their lives when they are shuffled from one caregiver to another, foster care, separated from other siblings, and/or have no means of visiting their incarcerated parent.
The children of incarcerated parents are guilty only of love. The problems that develop during parental incarceration create a breeding ground for emotional and social disorders that have a lifelong NEGATIVE impact on the children's lives.
Unfortunately, these young victims tend to fall below the radar screen of society and are left at risk of: School failure/dropout, delinquency, substance use and abuse, and possibility of future incarceration.
Meet Our Team
In response to the negative impacts of parental incarceration, Motherly Intercession is committed to providing the children of incarcerated parents with a solid system of support that is tailored to meet each child's unique needs.
It is not the intent of our Executive or Advisory Board of Directors, Staff, Volunteers, nor Donors, to diminish the impact of the crimes committed by the incarcerated parent, or the impact their crimes have made on other families, local businesses, or our community as a whole. We DO NOT condone any actions that do not fall within the guidelines of the law.