HeartBound’s mission is to support, fund and equip Georgia prison chaplains and provide programs and resources to meet the needs of the prison community – correctional staff, inmates, and their families – changing the culture from one of crime and incarceration to hope and restoration.
"People can be angry at people in prison, and so often the needs of the caregivers and the children are forgotten," explains Shelton, the president of HeartBound Ministries. "I think it's so important that we bridge the gap between parent and child when they're separated by prison. This is not a place where you can just go any time and visit your parent."
We know that a fun day won't solve all a child's problems, but when that day involves forgiveness, reconciliation and a salvation message, it can. As a volunteer, you get to see a child run and jump into the arms of his or her parent! You get to be a part of facilitating Christ's ministry of reconciliation.