The Only Place I am Heard

Postpartum group is very beneficial to me in many ways.  I have had no mental health assistance since returning to prison.  I feel like this group is the only place my voice is heard on any level

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Olivia Lopez
My Kids Are Incredible

 I write my kids letters to let them know how much they mean to me.  I call them once a week to tell them how incredible they are.  I want to check in with them to see how they are adjusting to me being away.

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Olivia Lopez
Not Even a Part Time Parent

Being a mother behind bars is hard because you go from seeing your kids everyday to not seeming them at all.  It’s hard when you have to go from being a fulltime parent and not even qualifying as a part time parent.  

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Amy Ard
Happy Tears

When we got gifts at Christmas I cried so hard because I used to feel like nobody cared about us.  But its not true.  There are actually people out there who care about me.

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Amy Ard
A Devastating Birth Experience

My birth experience had to be one of the most depressing moments of my life.  I had to give birth to my baby girl all alone.  I had on one in the room that I knew and that pain alone change me forever. 

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Amy Ard