1 in every 28 children in the United States has an incarcerated parent.*

In North Carolina, almost 27,000 children have a parent in prison. According to The Annie E. Casey Foundation, an estimated 179,000 children in the state have experienced parental incarceration and the resulting consequences.

Our Children’s Place of Coastal Horizons Center is a statewide program committed to the well-being of these children through advocacy, education, and outreach. 

 

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In order to support children with an incarcerated parent and help them persevere through such a challenging experience, Sesame Workshop launched the Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration initiative. The bi-lingual (English/Spanish) resources include videos and a storybook for children to help support and comfort them, videos and guides for parents and caregivers to help them find the language to talk about incarceration with their children, and a resource for the incarcerated parent that highlights the importance of communication.

For more information, visit the Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration website or contact Our Children's Place. 

A Bill of Rights for the Children of Incarcerated Parents

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The San Francisco Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership (SFCIPP) has created this downloadable bill of rights.  Click either link below to download your copy.

Latest News

Our craft supplies have been restocked, food for lunch has been delivered, and the "ready to be decorated" pumpkins are on the way!

We're hosting Parent Day at Orange Correctional Center tomorrow. It should be a great day and a wonderful opportunity to support the relationship between children and their incarcerated parents.
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Our craft supplies have been restocked, food for lunch has been delivered, and the ready to be decorated pumpkins are on the way!

Were hosting Parent Day at Orange Correctional Center tomorrow. It should be a great day and a wonderful opportunity to support the relationship between children and their incarcerated parents.

Have You Seen Us?

We travel the state educating North Carolinians about the children of incarcerated parents.  Have we been in your neck of the woods?  Click here to find out!  If you'd like us to visit you next, let us know!

Upcoming Events

Interested in supporting OCP or buying one of our wonderful hats or other handcrafted goods?  Here's when and where you can!

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