Girls Embracing Mothers
The mission of Girls Embracing Mothers is to empower girls with mothers in prison to break the cycle of incarceration and lead successful lives with vision and purpose. Funding will support the Pearl Program that serves girls with mothers in prison by taking them to visit their mothers in Gatesville the first Saturday of each month for an enhanced 4-hour visitation session with facilitated discussions between the mothers and daughters that are open and honest and revolve around critical life issues while building the mother-daughter bond. This year, they will focus conversation and activities around the 19th Amendment Centennial. They plan to discuss the creation and significance of the 19th Amendment, the impact on women of color, and voting rights both in and out of prison. This year they will serve 95 girls and 30 mothers in the Dallas area, all who are impacted by incarceration.