Collateral Damage: Children

The Children – Incarceration’s Collateral Damage Children with incarcerated parents are the overlooked victims of incarceration. Nationally, the number of these children increased by 80% between 1991 – 2007 (Bureau of Justice Statistics), and now stands at 2.7 million.  The number of children living in Los Angeles County who have an incarcerated parent is unknown. […]
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Thomas Fleming Rhodes: A Wonderful Man and Volunteer

Thomas Fleming Rhodes was the epitome of a volunteer. He began volunteering at our Pasadena office so many years ago that we don’t even remember exactly when he began.  We think it was sometime in the late 70’s.  9:00 – 12:00 Tuesday morning was Tom’s perennial shift.  He was a supervisor’s dream – always on […]
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We Have A New Address!

Our New Home! I am very happy to inform you that we vacated the church in which our administrative offices have been located for almost 40 years  and have moved into our new, beautiful digs at 261 E. Colorado Blvd., Ste. 217, Pasadena, 91101. The building is the “Pashgian Building” which is the first building […]
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We Serve Inmate’s Immediate Needs Upon Release

When a person is released from jail/prison, the focus is often again on immediate needs. JUST A FEW OF WHICH ARE LISTED HERE: Where will I live? How will I get a job?  (approximately 60% of parolees are illiterate; 17% have learning disabilities) I don’t have any transportation.  How can I look for a job?  How […]
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