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2.7 million children in the U.S

suffer in silence socially, emotionally, and economically from having one or both parents incarcerated.

OUR POPULATION

Children with incarcerated parents' stories and experiences are different. No story is the same, however, all children of incarcerated parents are stigmatized, judged and often, the lack of resources, support, and empathy from their communities leaves them feeling unwanted, unseen, and undervalued.

In Michigan alone, 228,000 children in Michigan

have been impacted by parental incarceration.

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Children of incarcerated parents face constant thoughts of uncertainty and are at higher risk of experiencing housing instability from moving caregiver to caregiver or being separated from their siblings, psychological trauma, or the overall emotional toll it takes on a child from having a parent incarcerated

Michigan spends

$24,000

a year to incarcerate a juvenile in Michigan.

Michigan spends

$37,500

a year to house a prisoner.

Pure Heart only spends

$4,500

a year to provide preventive and support services.

Pure Heart has 206 scholars currently enrolled with a waiting list of scholars in need of support.

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Currently 2.7 million children in the U.S

have a parent incarcerated

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 1 in 9 African American Children

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1 in 28 Latino Children

1 in 57 White Children

Black children are 7 times more likely than white children to have a parent incarcerated.
 

Latino children are 2.5 more likely than white children to have a parent incarcerated.

80%

of women incarcerated are mothers.

Mothers are more likely to rely on the father, grandparents, family, or friends to provide financial and emotional care for their children while they are incarcerated.

92%

of men in prison are fathers.

Fathers are more likely to rely on the mothers to provide all financial and emotional care for their children while they are incarcerated.

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