Keeping Families Together
Over the course of H.O.P.E.’s
development and involvement in the community, it has expanded its programming to include outreach to the families of the incarcerated
with its “Prison Parenting Program.” As part of this initiative, H.O.P.E. successfully transported several Detroit
families to visit their loved ones incarcerated in Ionia, Michigan,
in December 2003. Since then, H.O.P.E. has transported numerous families at no cost to prisons in Jackson, Muskegon, Carson City, and again to Ionia. Our
most ambitious effort at family reunification was achieved with two overnight bus-filled trips to the Upper
Peninsula to the prisons in Kincheloe.