PA 211 Helpline: An Under-Sourced “Resource” for Returning Citizens 

One program that could be beneficial to returning citizens in Philadelphia is PA 211, a helpline sponsored by the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. PA 211 is a free, easy-to-remember phone number and website that connects Philadelphians with important resources in local communities, and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Incarcerated Fathers Loving Their Children 

Uncover the impactful changes brought about by parenting programs for incarcerated fathers at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia. Learn about initiatives such as the Parent Action Network, which are interrupting the cycle of incarceration, strengthening family ties, and decreasing recidivism. Hear firsthand stories of fathers reconstructing connections with their children from behind prison walls and developing vital parenting skills.