Visions of Tomorrow NC Focuses on the
Children of Those Incarcerated

“If we don’t stand up for children, then we don’t stand for much.”

Marian Wright Edelman, Founder of the Children’s Defense Fund

The children of those incarcerated suffer the most. Their young lives are affected by many new challenges including imbalances in their home life. At Visions of Tomorrow NC, we support those children by helping them navigate the resulting economic hardships, emotional stress, or health issues.

There is no doubt about the adverse effects the incarceration of a parent has on the child. It tends to distort the affected child’s mental health, educational prospects, and social behavior. Such children are known to abuse substances and experience poor academic performances, delinquency, depression, and aggression. Through our collaboration with our partners, Visions of Tomorrow NC addresses the needs of these children and offer them the necessary support. Children are now able to spend a day with their incarcerated parents, or at least get a phone call from them; thanks to our Members, Donors and Partners.

Special programs run by Visions of Tomorrow NC

Support of the children of those incarcerated include:

An Annual School Supply Drive

Visions of Tomorrow NC Members, Volunteers along with Board Trustees work to identify the needs of the children for a successful start to the school year. We solicit and gather monetary donations from our Members and generous donors to purchase and distribute School Supplies.

An Annual Coat Drive

Visions of Tomorrow NC Members, Volunteers along with Board Trustees solicit and gather monetary donations from our Members and generous donors to purchase and distribute Coats to those in need. This program also relies on the generous support of corporations, businesses, retailers, and wholesalers, who graciously donate coats as well as monetary contributions. All monetary donations given to the annual Coat Drive are used to purchase, ship, and distribute coats to children in need.

Programs that Visions of Tomorrow NC needs help expanding include

How Visions of Tomorrow NC Focuses on the Children

Visions of Tomorrow NC is staffed by compassionate volunteers, Members and Trustees of the Board dedicate their time, effort, and often personal funds to supporting the children of those incarcerated.

The needs of the Children that we concentrate on addressing include:

Economic Well Being

Identify and provide emergency assistance when available

Challenges of Single Parenting

Provide the Parent or guardians of the Children with invaluable information and resources concerning single parenting.

Separation from Parent

We seek to identify and provide guidance and resources to children who begin to show behavioral changes. We try to avoid these situations by providing early interventional support to the Children, Parents and Guardians. These include resources to address:

Visions of Tomorrow NC can provide these services to the Children of those incarcerated thanks to the funding provided by our Members, Partners, Donors as well as the dedication of our Volunteers and Board of Trustees. We need your support.

Become a Member of Visions of Tomorrow NC

The diverse operations of Visions of Tomorrow NC depend largely on its Members who contribute in various ways to help the organization meet its objectives. You can donate, volunteer to serve in any of our Membership capacities to help the children of offenders or help those previously incarcerated individuals in ways that the government has failed to assist.

Our diverse operations require input from a team to ensure that all previously incarcerated people, their families, and children receive vital services.  By supporting the children with school supplies, clothing, Christmas gifts or aid offenders transitioning back to the community with housing support, job placement or continuous education, you are contributing to the goals of the organization.

Please join us by becoming a Sustaining Member Today Or Donate here at any time 

Visions of Tomorrow NC is a 501 c3 organization dedicated to supporting and promoting reentry efforts by offering a variety of services that aid those being released from prison. When you volunteer or donate, you will be:

  • Creating a safe landing in society for ex-offenders and help equip them as well as their families for the challenges they will face before and after their release.
  • Preventing recidivism by helping reshape ex-offenders lives with a Vision for Tomorrow that includes hope, opportunity and community support. Provide the support necessary to ensure those returning home do not fall victim to a system and society which often stigmatizes them.

Your Donation to Visions of Tomorrow NC is Tax Deductible