It takes a village

I’m sure you’ve heard someone say “it takes a village to raise a child.” Before Hillary Clinton used the phrase, it was a proverb present in many African cultures. I won’t debate Bob Dole on the truth of this proverb as it pertains to...

5 struggles of incarcerated parents

Prison is something you can’t truly understand until you live it. Our program participants have spent their pregnancy, childbirth, and often the first few years of their child’s life in prison. It’s so hard for us, me writing this post, and you...

The invisible safety net

It was a Saturday morning in the mid-1990s. My brother and I, about 5 and 7 years old respectively, were watching television when an infomercial came on. We were amazed, transfixed, as a smiling man dipped stained clothes in a bowl of liquid and pulled them out, white...

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