Project Avary offers long-term support, resources, guidance and training for children with incarcerated parents.
We are a community that gives kids
a deep sense of belonging, dignity and hope.
Our programs are tailored to meet the needs of this unique population by providing youth development in leadership, emotional and social intelligence, and independent living skills.
At Project Avary there is a safe space where families and children of prisoners, who share a common experience, can be open and honest about the pain and grief of losing a loved one to the criminal justice system. Within this container of deep trust and respect, children of the incarcerated join together to grieve and heal the wounds of loss and abandonment.
Based on 16 years of direct experience, our year-round program is designed to meet the unique emotional needs of children of prisoners. We intervene early in the lives of children at the ages of 8 to 11, and we make a long-term 10-year commitment to each child and family.