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Institutional Programs

Byrd Unit


Mailbox Club

Services Offered: Faith based correspondence program with an emphasis on salvation.
Contact Information: Unit: (936) 295 5768
Program Facilitator: Bennie Hasha, (936) 756 5311
www.cefeasttexas.com

Cole State Jail


Father’s Reading Every Day (FRED)

Services Offered: Offender fathers record a book on audiotape for their children, and the book and tape are then mailed to the child.
Contact Information: Unit: (903) 583-1100
Program Facilitator: Julia Traweek, (903) 813 3587


Turning Points

Services Offered: Parenting program designed to improve parenting practices.
Contact Information: Unit: (903) 583-1100

Eastham Unit


Storybook Project

Services Offered: Improved reading skills, child/father connection, parenting skills.
Contact Information: Unit: (936) 636 7321
Program Facilitator: Cassandra Roumo, (512) 371 0900
www.tifa.org

Formby State Jail


My Dad Reads to Me

Services Offered: Offender fathers record a book on compact disc for their children, and the book and disc are mailed to the child.
Contact Information: Unit: (806) 296-2448
Program Facilitator: Linda Milner Shipp, (806) 291-1897

Glossbrenner Unit


Long Distance Dads

Services Offered: Parenting program focusing on the importance of fatherhood, nurturing, consistency, awareness, appropriate discipline and listening skills. Fathers keep in touch with their children through correspondence and visitation, and have the opportunity to celebrate family unity during the special graduation upon program completion.
Contact Information: Unit: (361) 279-2705
Program Facilitator: Martha DeLeon

Halbert Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facility


Legacy Day With Mom

Services Offered: This is a one-day weekend event for offenders, their elementary school aged children and caregivers (parent, grandparent, guardian) that occurs several times during the year inside the prison. Its purpose is to bring families together before the offender releases in an encounter that utilizes a series of activity-based exercises specific to the needs of the children of the family.
Contact Information:
Mercy Heart
PO Box 163783
Fort Worth, TX 76161
(817) 514-0290
www.mercyheart.org


Loved Ones of Prisoners (LOOPS) Prison Family Seminar

Services Offered: A biannual event that fosters a sense of personal identity and worth in each member of the family unit.
Contact Information: Unit: (512) 756 6171 (Diana Espitia)
Program Facilitator: Leland & Linda Maples, (432) 580 5667


Parenting Program

Services Offered: Parenting and relational skills.
Contact Information: Unit: (512) 756 6171
Program Facilitator: Diana Espitia

Hamilton Pre-Release Facility


Mailbox Club

Services Offered: Faith-based correspondence program with an emphasis on salvation.
Contact Information: Unit: (979) 779 1633
Program Facilitator: Bennie Hasha, (936) 756 5311
www.cefeasttexas.com


Parenting Program

Services Offered: Parenting and relational skills.
Contact Information: Unit: (979) 779 1633
Program Facilitator: Pam Carey, (936) 437 2850

Henley State Jail


Mailbox Club

Services Offered: Faith-based correspondence program with an emphasis on salvation.
Contact Information: Unit: (936) 258 2476
Program Facilitator: Bennie Hasha, (936) 756 5311
www.cefeasttexas.com


No More Victims, Inc.

Services Offered: Provides an innovative parenting program that includes the perspective of the child regarding the parent’s behavior, incarceration and recovery.
Contact Information: Unit: (936) 258 2476
Program Facilitator: Marilyn Gambrell, (713) 807 8287
http://www.nomorevictimsincglobal.org/


Women's Storybook Project

Services Offered: Improved reading skills, child/mother connection, parenting skills.
Contact Information: Unit: (254) 865 2000
Program Facilitator: Judith Dullnig, (512) 560 8736
www.storybookproject.org

Hilltop Unit


Women’s Storybook Project

Services Offered: Improved reading skills, child/mother connection, parenting skills.
Contact Information: Unit: (254) 865 2000
Program Facilitator: Judith Dullnig, (512) 560 8736
http://www.storybookproject.org/

Hospital Galveston Medical Facility


Love Me Tender

Services Offered: Mothers and newborn babies visit for extended periods for bonding and feeding.
Contact Information: Unit: (409) 772 2875
Program Facilitator: Toni Frizell

Hutchins State Jail


Family Net Program

Services Offered: Communication skills, relational skills.
Contact Information: Unit: (972) 225 1304
Program Facilitator: New Life Behavior Ministries, (361) 855 3372
www.nlbm.org


Texas Hope Literacy

Services Offered: Offenders record a children’s book on audiotape, and both the tape and book are mailed to the child.
Contact Information: Unit: (972) 225 1304
Program Facilitator: Dale Truitt, (972) 364 8034, (817) 282 9489
www.texashopeliteracy.com

Jester III Unit


Parenting Program

Services Offered: Parenting and relational skills.
Contact Information: Unit: (281) 277 7000
Program Facilitator: Pam Carey, (936) 437 2850

Johnston Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facility


Parenting Program

Services Offered: Parenting and relational skills.
Contact Information: Unit: (903) 342 6166
Program Facilitator: Pam Carey, (936) 437 2850

Kegans State Jail


No More Victims, Inc.

Services Offered: Provides an innovative parenting program that includes the perspective of the child regarding the parent’s behavior, incarceration and recovery.
Contact Information: Unit: (713) 224 6584
Program Facilitator: Marilyn Gambrell, (713) 807 8287
http://www.nomorevictimsincglobal.org/

LeBlanc Pre-Release Facility


Parenting Program

Services Offered: Parenting and relational skills.
Contact Information: Unit: (409) 724 1515
Program Facilitator: Pam Carey, (936) 437 2850

Lychner State Jail


No More Victims, Inc.

Services Offered: Provides an innovative parenting program that includes the perspective of the child regarding the parent’s behavior, incarceration and recovery.
Contact Information: Unit: (281) 454 5036
Program Facilitator: Marilyn Gambrell, (713) 807 8287
http://www.nomorevictimsincglobal.org/


Parenting Program

Services Offered: Parenting and relational skills.
Contact Information: Unit: (281) 454 5036
Program Facilitator: Pam Carey, (936) 437 2850

Mountain View Unit


Women's Storybook Project

Services Offered: Improved reading skills, child/mother connection, parenting skills.
Contact Information: Unit: (254) 865 2000
Program Facilitator: Judith Dullnig, (512) 560 8736
http://www.storybookproject.org/

Murray Unit


Women's Storybook Project

Services Offered: Improved reading skills, child/mother connection, parenting skills.
Contact Information: Unit: (254) 865-2000
Program Facilitator: Judith Dullnig, (512) 560 8736
http://www.storybookproject.org/

Plane State Jail


ARK Program - Adults Relating to Kids

Services Offered: The ARK Program helps parents learn to be more accepting of themselves, which empowers them to give and receive unconditional love. Initially assisting female offenders incarcerated at the Plane State Jail, in Dayton, Texas, this program continues its efforts through an aftercare program that works with the families once the parent is out of prison and reunited with their children. Services in the aftercare may include continued parenting classes and referrals to area resources to assist in the transition from prison to community.
Contact Information: Unit: (936) 258-2476
Program Facilitator: Jerry Jenkins, (281) 537-1301
www.thearkgroup.org


Parenting Program

Services Offered: Parenting and relational skills.
Contact Information: Unit: (936) 258 2476
Program Facilitator: Pam Carey, (936) 437 2850


San Jacinto Council Girl Scouts

Services Offered: Bonding opportunities and relational skills.
Contact Information: Unit: (936) 258 2476
Program Facilitator: Donna Robinson, (713) 292 0263
www.sjgs.org


Women's Storybook Project

Services Offered: Improved reading skills, child/mother connection, parenting skills.
Contact Information: Unit: (254) 865 2000
Program Facilitator: Judith Dullnig, (512) 560 8736
www.storybookproject.org

Robertson Unit


Father’s Voice

Services Offered: Facilitates meaningful communication and relationships between fathers and their young children.
Contact Information: Unit: (325) 548 9035
Program Facilitator: (325) 671 4420

Travis County State Jail


Storybook Project

Services Offered: Improved reading skills, child/father connection, parenting skills.
Contact Information: Unit: (512) 926 4482
Program Facilitator: Cassandra Roumo, (512) 371 0900
www.tifa.org

Vance Unit


Day With Dad

Services Offered: Annual spring festivities involving fathers and their children participating in activities together.
Contact Information: Unit: (281) 277 3030
Program Facilitator: Tommy Dorsett, (281) 277 7000
www.ifiprison.org


InnerChange Freedom Initiative

Services Offered: Children and their fathers have lunch together, participate in games and activities. Children may sign up for a summer camping trip.
Contact Information: Unit: (281) 277 3030
Program Facilitator: Tommie Dorsett, (713) 807 8287, (281) 277 7000
www.ifiprison.org


No More Victims, Inc.

Services Offered: Provides an innovative parenting program that includes the perspective of the child regarding the parent’s behavior, incarceration and recovery.
Contact Information: Unit: (281) 277 3030
Program Facilitator: Marilyn Gambrell, (713) 807 8287
http://www.nomorevictimsincglobal.org/

Woodman Unit


Girl Scouts of Central Texas

Services Offered: Bonding opportunities and relational skills. Actively participate with family of incarcerated mother. Provide services to mother and family upon release.
Contact Information: Unit: (254) 865 8901
Program Facilitator: (512) 453 7391, (800) 733 0011


Women’s Storybook Project

Services Offered: Improved reading skills, child/mother connection, parenting skills.
Contact Information: Unit: (254) 865 2000
Program Facilitator: Judith Dullnig, (512) 560 8736
http://www.storybookproject.org/

Wynne Unit


Mailbox Club

Services Offered: Faith based correspondence program with an emphasis on salvation.
Contact Information: Unit: (936) 295 9126
Program Facilitator: Bennie Hasha, (936) 756 5311
www.cefeasttexas.com