ABOUT US

 PATCH in real life

PATCH BENEFITS

Improved emotional health and stabilized behavior for children

Lower recidivism rates for offender mothers

Increased engagement and support for communities.

Greater success in rehabilitation for everyone

OUR MISSION

To help children and their incarcerated mothers maintain contact and strengthen relationships strained by crime, addiction, and separation.

OUR APPROACH

PHASE 1- Parenting Classes

 

 

  • Curriculum written for offender parents
  • Pre and post tests administered at each class
  •  Classes are required each year for offender mothers who wish to continue in the program.

PHASE 2 –

PATCH VISIT

  • Four-hour visits for offender mothers and their children in PATCH visiting rooms
  • Visits supervised by PATCH Staff and trained volunteers
  • Kid-friendly visiting rooms where hugs are unlimited
  • Lunch, photos, and crafts provided by PATCH.

Phase 3: Support Group/Additional Patch Visits

  • Interactive group meeting for offender mothers facilitated by PATCH staff
  • The goal is to apply the principles and skills learned in the parenting class to real situations the offender mothers are experiencing with their children.
  •  Each PATCH Visit is earned by offender mothers through attendance of parenting classes and support group meetings

Phase 4: Community Engagement and Support

For Caregivers

  • Monthly newsletters with parenting information from the parenting curriculum
  • A private social media page where parenting information is posted regularly.
  • A counselor (LCSW) joins the page for Q&A once each month.

Additional Support

 

 

  • Transportation is provided by PATCH volunteer drivers to the prison for children who need rides.

LEARN MORE ABOUT US 

THROUGH OUR PUBLICATIONS

PATCH 2017 Stats

PATCH Visits

Volunteers who drove

Children saw their mothers

%

PATCH-assisted Transportation

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NEWSLETTER BY U.S. MAIL

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Thank you for your interest in PATCH!

READ ABOUT OUR 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION  HERE.

Email: director@chillicothepatch.org
Mailing Address:
PATCH,
P.O. Box 871, Chillicothe,
MO 64601 Phone: 800-284-0145

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