It's our 6th Birthday!
Thanks for helping us serve over 6,000 children in Oklahoma.
Making a Difference
Oklahoma has the highest rate of incarcerated women in the country – and the second highest for men. 85.3% of the women in prison in the state of Oklahoma has at least one child. This means tens of thousands of children go months or years without one or both of their parents, which creates anxiety, depression, anger and loss of interest in school for these children. As children get to see and hear their parents saying “I love you and miss you. I’m proud of you!,” it helps traumatized children see themselves in a positive way and know that their parents are safe and well.
Outdoor Adventure Day
Our Outdoor Adventure Day is quickly approaching! This annual event provides a great opportunity for children of incarcerated parents to have a great day of fun. We are still looking for volunteers and donations. You can learn more about the event and how to get involved by clicking below.
Father’s Day will take place on Sunday, June 19th. We have travelled the state the past several months to ensure that the children of these fathers who are in prison have an opportunity to connect with their dad’s this holiday. Learn more about what we are doing.
To encourage their students to help others, Great Expectations #5 of West Nichols Hills Elementary School in OKC, a model school, held a book drive and donated many, many books this week to Oklahoma Messages Project! We want to thank the WNHE students, parents and...read more
Oklahoma has the highest incarceration rates in the country. For many father's who end up behind bars, they never have an opportunity to ever see their children. Through the Messages Project, we are able to start to build those roads of connection between these...read more
Much of the work we do at Oklahoma Messages Project focuses on connecting children with their mother or father who is in prison. We often forget that grandparents are also missing out on important memories and bonding with their grandchildren when they are in prison....read more