Support Group Meetings
We have regular support group meetings right here in Las Vegas! This forum provides a caring and non-judgmental environment. Attendees have or had a loved one in prison and share information and stories. We respect everyone's choice of what they want to or do not want to share and everyone's privacy. What happens in our group, stays in our group.
The Nevada resources page contains a comprehensive list of prisons, support groups, and other helpful information to help you navigate through the Nevada prison system.
It is important for you to understand the processes and rules prior to visiting your loved one in prison. Each Federal, State and County facility is a little different. Other Resources provides links to federal, state and local facilities, including location, contact information, and visitation information. Just locate the state of the facility and click on the appropriate link.
Prison: The Hidden Sentence
Those on the outside are doing time too.
The purpose of this blog is to provide information and empower those who have loved ones in prison. Raising awareness one story at a time. Tell your story here and/or listen to others. You are not alone.
The FFIP team is working on bringing you new workshops starting this Fall. Stay tuned for updates as we work out the details.
WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN OF INCARCERATED CHILDREN: Seven-week workshop (short sessions) for children that have or had a parent incarcerated. This workshop will provide a safe environment for children to share and they will leave with tools to help them cope during this difficult time.
WORKSHOP FOR LIFE BALANCE: How do you enjoy your life while your loved one is serving time? This workshop will provide tools to help those on the outside lead balanced lives.
FINANCIAL ACUMEN: What happens when the person responsible for the family financials is incarcerated? This workshop will provide tools on ways to budget and manage finances and will be included in the WORKSHOP FOR LIFE BALANCE.
OTHER THINGS WE'RE WORKING ON
REMOTE SUPPORT GROUP MEETING: Was kicked-off in June and we had a great turn out at our support group meeting. Contact email@example.com if you are interested in participating. (IN PROGRESS - EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org FOR MORE INFORMATION)
FFIP BUDDY: Wouldn't it be helpful to have someone to talk to that has gone through what you are going through when your loved one is incarcerated? We are structuring a buddy system so that nobody has to feel alone when they are going through the process of traversing the criminal justice system and visiting their loved one in prison.
MONTHLY SPEAKERS: Starting this FALL, targeting every 2nd Friday of the month, we'll have a speaker provide pertinent information for those on the outside. We already have several speakers lined up, however if you have topics that you'd like to suggest, you can email them to email@example.com
If you have any other ideas for providing information to and supporting those who have loved ones in the prison system, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.