Family Minisitry

Coping When a Loved One is in Prison: Taking Care of Yourself During a Friend or Family Member’s Jail Time
Mar 27, 2009 by: Victoria Anisman-Reiner

Family or Friends Behind Bars Can be a Strain – Alex on
Dealing with a family member in prison can be a challenge for those left behind, who may feel anger, grief, guilt, betrayal, overwhelmed and isolation from the community. Read More




When Someone Gets Locked Up… Someone Else Gets Locked Out

What does your mommy or daddy do?  Many of us remember a teacher asking that question when we were very young.  With much enthusiasm we would stand in front of the class and tell all about our parent.  What does a child say when mom or dad is incarcerated? It is so difficult to be a child with a parent in prison.  Children are hurt by their parents incarceration.  Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry is the arm of the Orthodox Church that brings the Light of Life to families who have been torn apart by crime. Read More
The holidays are especially hard for families who have a loved one in prison. Prison walls keep people who are incarcerated locked in, while at the same time keeping others–spouses, moms, children, aunts, brothers, sisters, and also grandmothers–locked out.  Many times, it is a grandmother who suffers in silence over the incarceration of an addicted grandchild.Read More 



According to the National Bureau of Justice Statistics: One in 32 adults, or about 3.1 percent of U.S. adult residents, was under correctional supervision at year end 2009!  In 2007, there were 1,706,600 minor children left behind when a parent was incarcerated!How OCPM Responds: Read More




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