We have fun!
Birthed out our founder’s experiences and a need to “Do Something” in 2014, through volunteer opportunities, we assist incarcerated fathers by planning activities they may enjoy with their children, such as father-daughter dances and holiday celebrations.
Family strengthening programs, such as parenting skills classes, are received by only 11% of incarcerated fathers in state-run facilities. Through our unique program model, YOU YES YOU! affirms the importance of fatherhood and assists incarcerated men in becoming the fathers they aspire to be. We are the ONLY organization within IDOC that engages incarcerated fathers through father/child activities, therapy, curriculum-based workshop, and more.
Through the Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC), we collaborate with our fathers to develop a pre-release plan that can include, among other things, housing, transportation, mental health, and substance abuse help.
Can make a difference to the thousands of fathers and their children that have been negatively affected by a broken system.
There are several ways for you to engage with YOUYESYOU!
We cannot accomplish this work alone and would greatly appreciate your assistance. Our duties may not be glamorous, but they are essential. We hope to implement a program similar to ours throughout the nation.