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Lutheran Social Services of Illinois


Provides support to incarcerated men and women, and their children and caregivers.

Women of Power Alumni Association


WOPAA offers recovery coaching, spiritual support, parenting support groups, an annual health fair, clothing drives and an annual conference focused on formerly incarcerated and at-risk women. WOPAA provides advocacy for formerly incarcerated women.

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois


Provides support to incarcerated men and women, and their children and caregivers. Services include transportation for visits to moms (incarcerated in Illinois); family literacy programs for incarcerated mothers and fathers at 19 jails and prisons to record storybooks that are sent to their children; support groups for caregivers; re-entry and family reunification support, information and referral; collaborates with prisons and Habitat for Humanity to enable incarcerated adults and juveniles to construct components for homes for low-income families, and connects previously incarcerated ‘home builders’ with Habitat for Humanity.

Tower of Refuge


Tower of Refuge is a grassroots organization whose primary purpose is to reduce the rate of recidivism in the state of Illinois through various programs and community effort. We provide a continuum of services to address the complete needs of individuals who are incarcerated, once were incarcerated and their families. Their services include training, education, counseling, HIV/AIDS awareness and homelessness prevention through housing assistance. Our services and programs focus on improving the successful continuous rehabilitation of the incarcerated and the formerly incarcerated while rebuilding and reconciling family relationships.

Mentoring Children of Prisoners


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago matches children ages 7 through 14 with mentors in professionally supported one-to-one relationships. During outings, Bigs and Littles do every day activities that provide children with the opportunity to discover a world of possibilities for their life.

Grace House


A long-term interim housing program for women coming directly out of incarceration.Parenting, education, employment training, substance -abuse and psychological services for women. Family re-connection education and therapy program for children, residents and other family members.

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