Yearly Archives: 2004

April 13, 2004

Mentorship Program Links Adults with Children of Jailed Parents

by The Register-Guard Staff With a three-year federal grant and fingers crossed that some adult volunteers will step up, a Eugene-based nonprofit group is gearing up to help 100 local children cope with the emotional trauma that comes when a parent goes to prison. The TRUE Friends program is the newest mentorship effort in the […]

April 1, 2004

A Program that Changes Lives: Inmates Talk About Lessons They’ve Learned About Parenting and Love

by Danielle Frost of the Wilsonville Spokesman It was the final straw. Inmate Monica West looked across the intake room at the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in March 2004, and saw a familiar face staring back at her. It was her 21-year-old daughter. “When I saw her looking at me, I thought, ‘I have got […]