Hour Children serves incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women and their children. Hour Children’s families are overwhelmingly people of color: 56% are African American, 26% Latina, and 18% white. More than 80% of our women have a childhood history of physical and sexual abuse, and 82% are identified as substance abusers. The average level of education is 7th grade. They come from all areas of the state, with the majority from the New York City boroughs.
In the past year:
- Hour Supportive Housing provided a home to 189 women and children!
- 70 children benefited from the Hour Friend in Deed mentoring program.
- 73 women benefited from Hour Working Women Reentry Program, making them more qualified for livable-wage jobs.
- Hour welcoming playrooms at Taconic and Bedford Hills Correctional Facilities hosted more than 2,200 visits from children.
- 8,417 people used Hour Community Food Pantry (significantly more than in 2013).
- 98% of Hour Women utilized Hour Programs and kept their freedom.
- 100% of the children in Hour Programs successfully completed the school year and advanced to the next grade!
Want to see who we help?
Click here for a video tour of Hour Children (special thanks to the film’s creator, Evan Wildstein).