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.
ART FROM THE INSIDE
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.
Pups in Prison 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 and Burruss Correctional Training Center in Forsyth, Georgia. As of 2023, the program is on hold but we hope Pups in Prison returns soon!
PUPS IN PRISON
HeartBound sponsors weekly guitar classes for inmates at Burruss Correctional Training Center, Bulloch County Correctional Institution, and Metro Regional Youth Detention Center as part of HeartBound's Project ART program.
HeartBound partners with the Atlanta Transitional Center (ATC) to produce "Hard Time Honey" and teach a beekeeping course to ATC residents. Upon completion of the course, students take a test administered by the University of Georgia and become Certified Beekeepers.
HARD TIME HONEY
HeartBound hosts programs which provide incarcerated individuals with financial literacy education, vocational training, and other valuable skills.
On Tuesdays, Spencer Shelton teaches horticulture to incarcerated learners at Burruss Correctional Training Center. Students are able to earn up to 18 college credits through a partnership with Central Georgia Technical College - credits that are transferable to any institution of higher learning.
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.