Our trained volunteers facilitate weekly support groups in the prisons and jails in the Greater Boston Area. In these settings, our goal is to create a safe space where group members connect to their children no matter where they are on the parenting journey. Participants discuss ways to stay connected, nurture, and love their children even when they are separated.
The parenting experience for the incarcerated is unique to each individual. PHP develops programs to meet varying needs and interests. We use a trauma-informed, mutual aid group model where members of the group help one another through a combination of trust, validation, support, and collective wisdom. Each group adopts its own rules which always include confidentiality (to the extent permitted in a prison setting) and establishing a judgment-free forum.