Mentoring Connections is designed to invest in the future of youth in Dane County who are aﬀected by parental incarceration.
Youth are matched with a caring, adult mentor, who spends time with them each week and develops a connection that can remain with both for a lifetime. These positive connections support youth and make a meaningful impact on their lives.
Family Connections provides opportunities to maintain and strengthen relationships within families aﬀected by incarceration.
This program keeps critical parent-child connections strong by organizations regular monthly visits between imprisoned mothers and their children. Family Connections goes to Taycheedah Correctional Institution the second Saturday of each month.
Reading Connections oﬀers parents whose children reside too far away for regular visits and opportunity to bond with their child and encourage their reading.
Each month, volunteers go to Taycheedah Correctional Institution and Waupan Correctional Institution to collaborate with parents on this initiative. Parents are video recorded reading books to their children and the book, the recording, and a letter from the parent are all mailed to the children and their families.