On Saturday, June 22 Jail Brakers will present Our Story, a special story time for the children and families of incarcerated individuals at the Woodstock Public Library, 414 West Judd Street from 10 to 11 am.
Cheryl Niemo, the Executive Director of Jail Brakers said, “When a family member is involved in the justice system it can be hard to connect to other who understand. Our program connects families with shared experiences by listening to each other’s stories to build community.”
Jail Brakers is an organization of people who have been or are in prison as well family members of incarcerated individuals which offers support, increases awareness of special needs to develop more meaningful resources and policies for this under-served population, and aims at reducing the stigma of incarceration to remove barriers to a health reintegration into society. It is an independent ministry of the Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation in McHenry.
The program will include a story time and craft project. Refreshments will be shared. It is free and open to the public. Drop-ins are welcome.
For information contact Cheryl Niemo at 224 422-7431, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Facebook Event .