HeartBound Ministries breaks generational cycles of crime and incarceration by providing purposeful programming to the prison community so that incarcerated people return to their families and communities as transformed individuals.
Men, women, and youth are incarcerated in Georgia on any given day
Therapeutic art, music, and horticulture classes with dynamic instructors
Children have received a Little Readers packet from HeartBound
Percentage of incarcerated people who will be released back into our communities
Building a Future
Financial and educational literacy courses
Incarcerated women have earned college degrees in our seminary program
2 out of 3
Former offenders who will return to prison in their lifetime
Faith and character-based curriculums and Christian chaplaincy services
Juvenile offenders interact with our chaplains every week
Rehabilitative and Therapeutic Programming
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"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."
HeartBound’s mission is to provide programs and resources to meet the needs of the prison community – incarcerated people, their families, and correctional staff – changing the culture from one of crime and incarceration to hope and restoration.
As a volunteer at one of our events or at a facility in your area
For HeartBound staff, volunteers, and those behind bars
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.