The Hagerman Foundation believes in the work that Shirley Cochran and her team at Motherly Intercession are doing every day to make a difference in the life of a child with an incarcerated parent.
The vision Cochran has for Motherly Intercession is “for the children of incarcerated parents to realize their parent’s destiny does not have to be their destiny, and to strive to chart a successful career path for themselves.”
Motherly Intercession provides emotional, social and after-school academic support for children of incarcerated parents. The students receive transportation, a meal, homework help and access to a computer. With the help of a grant from The Hagerman Foundation the program expanded from two to four days a week.
Cochran and her team have also made a positive impact inside the jail as well, with a program she started called Bonding from A Distance Children’s Visitation Program. This bi-monthly visitation program allows the parent and child to have some quality time, including physical contact, during their visitation.
The mission of Motherly Intercession is to provide a comprehensive system of support that is designed to break the cycle of intergenerational incarceration, and save the lives of the children of incarcerated parents. Jameshia Shepherd, is but one great example of how Motherly Intercession has made a difference in the life of a child. We invite you to read her story that was featured in the June 2016, My City Magazine.
Read the full article here: http://www.mycitymag.com/motherly-intercessionshaping-destinies/