Be the Beacon of Light
in Someone's Darkness
I just joined Fl-Cure, www.fl-cure.com, which is a chapter of the national CURE organization. I would encourage anyone who has an incarcerated loved one in Florida to join.
It's that time of year again! We need help to purchase winter packages for indigent inmates in a Florida Correctional Facility. We were able to do 6 50/60 dollar summer packages. Indigent inmates rely on donations for toiletries and so forth. Here is a link to the GoFundMe campaign-GoFundMe. If you do not feel comfortable donating through GoFundMe, you can email me and I can give you a name of an indigent inmate or you can also donate through the donate button.
As most of you know, Hurricane Irma just pummeled Florida. Here is a link to a piece written by a mom of an incarcerated 17 y/o-Hurricane Irma.
ADOPT AN INMATE
If you would like to adopt an inmate to give them support and hope through writing and possibly to purchase packages in the fall and spring for much needed toiletries or things like a radio to make their incarceration more bearable, please contact me as I have a list of indigent inmates from all 4 facilities. They also always need stamps and cards. Help heal a broken angel.
This site is dedicated to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women in Florida. The focus is on helping current and former inmates and to let them know that they are not forgotten and that we care.
"Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience."
My wish when I decided to make this site was to educate the public on what it is like to be an incarcerated woman and what it is like to be a family (friend) of a loved one who is incarcerated. In both instances, it is devastatingly life changing and heartbreaking. I want us to rise above the stigma of a person being an "inmate" to being a fellow human being on this journey of life; which we are all on together. And to understand that we are all fallible, we have all made mistakes in our lives and we all have regrets. But that also; we all have the ability to learn, change and grow given the right opportunity and support. In the best of circumstances, prison can be that opportunity to heal; not because of the prison system, but in spite of it. It can give all of us the opportunity for empathy, compassion and forgiveness - to care for "the least among us". Isn't that truly what life is about-to care about each other, to uplift each other and to share each other's burdens so that we all feel loved and supported on this journey. Isn't that what community is all about. The incarcerated are the lost and forgotten. We need to find them and give them hope.
Focusing on Incarcerated Women in Florida
INMATES LIVES MATTER
INMATES LIVES MATTER
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