MISSION: Developing Despite Distance supports young men of color, ages 10-18, currently impacted by parental incarceration. Through consistent letter writing, our goal is to strengthen the parent-child relationship. Through group counseling, our goal is to empower young men to identify their emotions and create healthy coping strategies. We are committed to increasing awareness that youth with incarcerated parents exist while helping to reduce the stigma associated with parental incarceration.
PURPOSE: To empower young men to develop positively despite the distance of their incarcerated parent.