Televerde Families | Community Support

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the world, the families of individuals who are incarcerated have been hit hard.

We realize this is an unlikely group for which to ask for support. The incarcerated community is one of the most stigmatized populations in the world--wrongly so. These are human beings who deserve a chance to become more than their worst mistake. Having an incarcerated family member affects multiple domains of life, including economic hardship, family dynamics, and emotional well-being. The entire family suffers.

Eighty percent of incarcerated women are moms. This separation inflicts profound damage on their children. Research suggests that the strength or weakness of the parent-child bond and the quality of the child and family's social support system play significant roles in the child's ability to overcome challenges and succeed in life. Because of COVID-19, prisons have had to take strict actions to ensure the health and safety of prisoners. As a result, visitation has been halted, making it even more difficult for incarcerated parents to maintain close bonds with their children.

We want to be the support system these children and their families need. 

At the heart of our Televerde core values is "caring for people." It's never been more important than right now to see this value in action in our communities. In this spirit, we aim to lend support, funds, and even a helping hand to help those who are vunlerable navigate these trying times without added financial and emotional burdens.

To this end, we are partnering with the Televerde Foundation to quickly put cash, non-perishable food items, toiletries, cleaning and sanitizing products, and more into the hands of these families so that they have the support they need to keep themselves and their children fed during this crisis and find some relief.

The Televerde Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides “a path forward” to currently and formerly incarcerated women who make up 70 percent of Televerde’s global 600+ workforce. The foundation provides training, education, and personal and professional development programs that will enable the women of Televerde to develop the skills necessary for a meaningful and rewarding career and successful community reintegration.

Please consider making a monetary donation today so we can provide the support and services these families need. Televerde will match the first $1500 raised! #secondchances #inthistogether #uplifteveryone

Organizer and beneficiary

Kellie Walenciak
Phoenix, AZ
Michelle Cirocco

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