HeartBound partners with prison chaplains and volunteers to provide spiritual guidance, mentoring, literacy services, computer instruction, life skills training, parenting classes, and other programs for youth and adult offenders and their families. HeartBound's comprehensive array of programs helps to fill the gap in much needed services for incarcerated adults and youth in Georgia.
A personalized, recorded reading program allowing children of incarcerated parents to see and hear their mothers and fathers reading a book to them on DVD. The Little Readers Book Club provides literacy and bonding opportunities by placing children's books in prison visitation rooms so that children can read with their incarcerated loved one.
An art show and sale showcasing the often-hidden and significant talents of prisoners. The sale of the art benefits HeartBound’s Little Readers program which allows children of incarcerated parents to see and hear their parent reading to them via DVD.
HeartBound supports and partners with prison chaplains and volunteers to provide spiritual guidance, substance abuse counseling, cognitive classes, literacy services, life skills training, parenting classes and other programs for adult and juvenile offenders and their families.
ART FROM THE INSIDE
Returning Hearts Celebration unites children and their incarcerated parent on the prison grounds for an unforgettable day of games, food, crafts, relationship building and teaching to facilitate the healing process and break the cycle of crime and incarceration in families.
Uses art lessons to teach character and build positive relationships between incarcerated youth and adult art instructors who provide mentoring and guidance.
HeartBound’s 100 Shares Children’s Visitation Center at Metro Women’s Transitional Center provides incarcerated mothers, their children, and caregivers a family-friendly setting to experience a respite from the pain of separation. It is open on the first and third Saturday’s of each month.
A weekly parenting training program for incarcerated fathers at Walker State Prison and Atlanta Transitional Center.
Seeks to improve the well being of rescue dogs and prisoners by bringing together shelter dogs and juveniles serving adult sentences to make a positive difference in both the dogs’ and the inmates’ lives. The program is a collaboration between HeartBound Ministries, Monroe County Animal Control, and Burruss Correctional Training Center in Forsyth, Georgia.
PUPS IN PRISON
David Ellis teaches weekly guitar classes for inmates at Burruss Correctional Training Center as part of HeartBound's Project Art program.
HeartBound routinely coordinates with volunteers and educators to provide incarcerated individuals with financial literacy education and vocational training.
HeartBound established and funds the first and only women's prison seminary in Georgia. The Nathan and Sandra Deal Extension of NOBT Seminary is housed at Whitworth Facility in Hartwell, GA.