Preventative Programs: Transforming Lives!

A Family Place recently received a crate full of handmade wooden toys built by men in the Sheridan Correctional Facility through a program called “Woodshop Treasure Chest”. John Richey, the program supervisor said making toys for children brings, “…joy and motivation to the inmates working in the shop.” He went on to state that both work production and attitudes change drastically for inmates that work in the program.

The toys were a stark reminder of why we as a community should invest in preventative programs that work with children when they are young. The cost of prevention through a mature relief nursery is about $7,500 per child for one year of services.… Read more