For God, who commanded the light to Shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.   II Corinthians 4:6

Our Approach 

We provide personalized services tailored to each individual we serve. Our commitment starts inside the jail system, providing hope, structure, and support. We begin by building relationships and foster trust within our community through accountability and responsibility. We provide a trauma informed and positive environment where children can shine through whatever they are facing.

Emotional/Mental Health Support

Our trauma trained counselor will work with each child to meet their needs including: Coping Skills for Anger Management/ Anxiety/Parental Separation, Problem Solving Skills, Working through Past Trauma, and Communicating

Social Support

Our trauma trained staff or volunteers will work with each child individually or in group to help children gain new social skills. With planned organized activities and play creates an environment where they can have positive peer support experiences and build lasting friendships

Academic Support

Our qualified tutors will: Help Children gain confidence with one-on-one attention to help those struggling to improve their grades or to get organized to become a more successful student. We will also provide workshops on youth related topics

spiritual support

Our compassionate spirit filled volunteers will:. Help Children understand the love of Jesus and learn God’s special plan for their lives. We host a Christmas Celebration for parents, caregivers, and children each year to promote unity until reunification with absent parent.

We have found that parental incarceration not only impacts children but, the caregiver as well. Our SCM staff will access the emotional needs, financial needs, and parental support for the families, caregivers, and children enrolled in our program. We will connect them with practical help to strengthen their families during and after incarceration. Single parents and/or caregivers are connected with supportive counseling, spiritual mentors, and parenting classes as needed.