No one goes to prison alone, their family is affected in a variety of ways and staying connected with ones family while incarcerated is one of the most important factors in reducing recidivism.
Many poor families cannot afford to make the trip to visit their incarcerated loved ones and public transportation is often expensive and doesn’t go where they need it to. Prison administrations often make it difficult to visit and prisoners are transferred to facilities far from their families for institutional reasons.
On today’s show host Melvin Merritt talks with Audra McCloud of Family United Transportation Services. They provides transportation for visits to incarcerated loved ones in both Kansas and Missouri. If you want to find out more about their services you can contact them by phone – 816-533-5622 or email – [email protected] Check out their services on their website – www.familyunitedtransportation.com
The monthly meeting of the Criminal Justice Task Force will be today, Monday, June 3rd from 6:45 to 8:45PM at the Church of the Good Shepard, 4947 Chouteau Drive, KCMO. Tonight will be discussion of progress and set backs of the 2013 Missouri legislative session. School is out so there is no need for food donations to the back pack program. For more info call Robin at 816-468-7894.
Phoenix Family Housing provides services to youth and their families of many local communities. They are looking for people who are willing to help teach young people to read this summer. If you would like to help you can contact: David Pruitt, Volunteer Coordinator at 816-561-1033 ext. 302 or E-mail: [email protected]
Patrick Sumner, Site Director of the Frank Williams Center is selling his personal art collection to raise funds for the Center’s Outreach Fund. The fund provides homelessness street survival gear and household set up supplies for people the center helps get housing. His collection includes such artists as Apryl McAnerny, Lori Raye Erikson, Marci Aylward, Thom Richart, Skip Bailey and more. The sale will be from 6:00pm Friday June 7th at until 4:00pm Saturday June 8th at the Locust Factory KC, 504 East 18th Street, Kansas City, Missouri.