Group Name: F.E.A.T. For Children Of Incarcerated Parents

Description: F.E.A.T. for Children of Incarcerated Parents was founded in 2011 to support the needs of the over 15000 children in the Greater Toronto Area that have a parent in the criminal justice system. The multifaceted impact of parental incarceration on children can be devastating. These innocent children are often faced with a myriad of challenges including; family instability, economic insecurity, societal stigmatization as well as a compromised self-esteem, trust, and sense of security in their familial relationships. F.E.A.T. is dedicated to helping these innocent victims in their feat to rise above adversity. At F.E.A.T., we focus on supporting the unique needs of children affected by parental imprisonment, optimizing the outcomes of these at-risk children, reconnecting families to help break the cycle of intergenerational crime and strengthen our communities.

Programs include: After School Program provides programming twice a week for children (6-9 years), youth (10-14 years) and teens (15-18) in Toronto.
F.E.A.T. provides the free Peer Mentorship Project (with Ryerson University) for three hours, once a week for youth aged (10-14 years) and teens (15-19 years) affected by familiar criminality and imprisonment in high risk neighborhoods in Toronto.
Our Girls Empowerment Retreats provide free supportive programming during three weekends in the fall which are tailored to the unique needs of children aged (7-11), youth (12-15 years), and teens (16-19) have been affected by parental imprisonment.
The Family Visitation Program transports children and their caregivers from Toronto to the correctional institutions in southern Ontario. Our bus enables weekly trips to correctional facilities in Kingston, Gravenhurst, Warkworth, and Kitchener areas.

Where: 432 Horner Avenue , | Etobicoke, ON, M8W 2B3

When: Please call for more information.

Contact: 416-505-5333 | info@featforchildren.org | www.featforchildren.org

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