Hour Children is a leading provider of both prison based and community programs that support currently and previously incarcerated women and their families as they work to transform their lives and achieve self-sufficiency.
Our community-based programs include: transitional and permanent supportive housing; a comprehensive employment training and placement program; case management and therapeutic services; pre- and post-release adult mentoring; mentoring for children with incarcerated parents; child care that includes a fully-licensed daycare center and an after-school program that enables mothers to go to work or school, two thrift shops; and a community food pantry.
In-prison programming includes: transportation and visitation services; parenting education; mental health support for women, children and families; a Teen Program; advocacy; and a residential Nursery unit. Services are provided at the Bedford Hill Correctional Facility, the Taconic Correctional Facility, as well as at Riker’s Island.
To view a video that highlights some of our programs, click here.
Hour Children’s Wrap-Around Services