Over 100,000 children in Oklahoma have a parent in prison.
Through the OKMP literacy and prevention program, we addresses the crisis of child and parent separation due to incarceration. Our program reduces trauma & increases literacy rates by reuniting families through video stories. Watch our video or click the button to learn more about what we do.
Thank you to everyone who came out and supported Oklahoma Messages Project at the first Inaugural Storybook Ball!
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.
Huge thank you to this wonderful team of volunteers that helped us film tons of Messages videos for Father’s Day!read more
THANK YOU to Bishop McGuiness HS Book Club students who did a great book drive for OK Messages—and donated 186 books for the parents to read their children! We appreciate the support and donation that will help children connect with their parents that are...read more
Cheri Fuller, Executive Director, and Cyndi Munson, Development and Community Engagement Coordinator, pictured with some of the packages that will be going out to children this Holiday season. We still have three more prison fillings to go! We know these Christmas...read more