Since its inception, YouYesYou! has concentrated on one thing, which is helping children. Our mission is to help incarcerated fathers build and maintain relationships with their children and strengthen their ability to BE a father.
To be transparent, the fathers in our program are not in prison because they made one small mistake. Many of our fathers have made several mistakes, burned many bridges, and lost the trust and support of their children and the children’s mother. YouYesYou! is working to help rebuild that trust and support – at the child’s and mother’s pace. We could not do this crucial work without the aid of mothers, grandmothers, aunties, and sisters.
Even though not every negative effect of a parent’s incarceration is correctable, children need to have a relationship with their incarcerated parent to begin recovering from any trauma they may have experienced. According to research, positive father-child involvement enhances children’s and families’ results, and strong families lead to healthy communities.
Founder & Executive Director