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

In North Carolina, more than 28,000 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

Hat market season is underway! Our schedule is posted on our website (www.ourchildrensplace.com/; scroll down to Upcoming Events). If you're signed up for Angel Tree or to adopt a child/family for the holidays, how about adding a hat to your gift? ... See MoreSee Less

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Hat market season is underway! Our schedule is posted on our website (https://www.ourchildrensplace.com/; scroll down to Upcoming Events). If youre signed up for Angel Tree or to adopt a child/family for the holidays, how about adding a hat to your gift?

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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Dec 01

St. Thomas More Church Chapel Hill

December 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dec 01

Immaculate Conception Church Durham

December 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm