[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHbCHUh-hnM] Tuesday October 23, 2012, Sister Teresa and Kellie Phelan will speak at St. Francis College on Helping Incarcerated Mothers
Sister Tesa Fitzgerald founded Hour Children to offer incarcerated women and their children a chance for a fresh start. Over the past 25 years, Fitzgerald's group has provided life-changing assistance to more than 9,000 mothers both behind and beyond bars. Its goal is to reintegrate former inmates into society by helping them with common post-release stumbling blocks, such as reuniting families and finding safe, affordable housing. It also provides the women with free counseling, education and employment support. Kellie Phelan is the Assistant Program Coordinator at Hour Children Inc. After the Hour Children Organization helped her change her life around, Kellie now runs a mentoring program at the organization.
When: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 11:10am
Where: Room 4202, St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY
For more on Hour Children, go here.
For more on Kellie Phelan and Hour Children, see this recent CNN article, "Nuns help moms in prison move past their mistakes."