Our Prison In-Reach program helps women at Pine Grove Correctional Centre. Our staff and students provide support, resource services, and referrals for provincially sentenced women. We also offer Inspired Minds and the Storybook Program to provincially sentenced women at Pine Grove Correctional Centre when the funding permits.
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This program is offered to remanded prisoners at Pine Grove Correctional Centre by our volunteer, Laura Beach. It is a university accredited creative writing 8-week class. With permission from the participants in the March 2018 class, we are excited to share Unbounded volume 2.
The Storybook program brings parents and children together through the power of reading. EFS SK supplies new, age-appropriate books and records mothers in prison reading them aloud to their children. The recordings are then sent to their children, giving them an opportunity to share a story together. We started the Storybook program during Christmas of 2018. Since then, we have done the program with provincially sentenced and remanded women at Pine Grove Correctional Centre, and with federally sentenced women at Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge.
As of January 2019, we have sent out 95 recordings and storybooks to children whose mothers are in prison. Currently, we only run the program for Christmas, but are hoping to offer it all-year long if we can get enough support and donations!
Efry students, Caylene & Syndey, wrapping up the storybook program, December 2018.
For more information, please contact:
Jonna Reaume, Reintegration Worker
Direct Phone: (306) 668-0604