to improve relational connections
for kids and their parents.
to mobilize Oregonians
as networks of support—
in homes and neighborhoods.
to lower prison-reentry rates
and keep children, parents,
and communities together.
Know Me Now serves children of incarcerated parents by ensuring each child has a mentor, providing visits within prison, virtually, and redemptive visits with parents transitioning home, to work toward healthy reunification beyond prison.
Know Me Now walks beside moms and dads in transition, building networks of community to help parents develop healthy connections with their children once returning back home.
Know Me Now recruits community to provide hospitality to Department of Corrections employees, renovate facility spaces, and encourage healthy reunification between children and their parents within prison walls.
Belief that builds.
Belief quiets doubt and inspires action.
It sustains transition by building momentum and confidence through continuous connections with family and community.
Growth that stabilizes.
Growth is an incremental process.
Determination and stamina are required to break the cycle of incarceration and achieve stability with staying power.
Legacies that last.
Legacies define families and communities.
Taking ownership of your actions ensures your life will be remembered for your achievements, not your incarceration.