A Day of Fun and Adventure

A Day of Fun and Adventure

Our 3rd annual Outdoor Adventure Day at Shiloh Park took place on June 17th. It’s a special day that allows the kids and the caregivers have a break from the struggles they face each and every day with a parent or loved one in prison, and take the time to just...
A Father’s Message to his Daughter, Ruby

A Father’s Message to his Daughter, Ruby

C. Ruben is currently serving time in prison and has been separated from his daughter, Ruby, who is turning 5 soon.  Many of the parents that we work with have not seen their children in years, and many cases, they never know their children. Distance and funding keeps...
Growing Up Without A Dad Is Hard

Growing Up Without A Dad Is Hard

Growing up without a father is hard to do! Sometimes parents feel there is very little they can do to comfort and encourage their kids when they are locked up and physically away from them. Every child needs encouragement from their dads. The OK Messages bedtime story...
A Father’s Appreciation

A Father’s Appreciation

We hear many words of thanks from the hundreds of inmates we work with throughout the year.  This group letter we received after our recent visit to the Joseph Harp Correctional Center reinforces the importance of the work that we are doing and the impact that it has...

Building A Relationship Through Books

Many of our father’s have not connected with their children in years.  The Oklahoma Messages Project has been able to mend those broken relationships and most importantly, give the children confidence to know that they can do well in school because Dad is okay....

A Mother’s Reading Connection

Reading with parents helps children to learn to read on their own – even when it’s reading with parents through a messages video. “My son looks forward to receiving the books and videos. He is asking for big books now so he can get points for reading...