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.
Over 100,000 children in Oklahoma have a parent in prison.
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.
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
We are so honored for our work to be featured on the front page of the Sunday Oklahoman! Thank you to everyone who helped us make Father's Day so special for these precious kids! More than 1,000 kids across Oklahoma got to watch dad read to them this Father's Day with...read more