Resources for Families

With each of our initiatives, we continue to explore, question, research, and promote viable solutions that will strengthen families and improve the lives of children affected by parental incarceration.

CIC sends emails at least once a month with information about family friendly events and activities in the Twin Cities, as well as information specifically for families impacted by incarceration.




Non-profit organization Children of Incarcerated Caregivers (CIC) is teaming up with the Minneapolis YMCA and community partners to offer free, fun programming to children who have been impacted by parental incarceration. The program is open to Minnesota children ages 8-14.

Throughout the year, children will be invited to participate in entertaining and educational activities. The goal is to create opportunities that encourage them to engage in new activities, develop life skills, and increase their self-worth. Children will earn points for each programming event they participate in with the goal of earning enough points to attend YMCA summer camp for a week in 2021 at the magical Camp Icaghowan for FREE! Also, parents and other caregivers will have the opportunity to connect with each other and receive information about resources and activities for their families.

Our opportunities will focus on the following areas:

• Nutrition Education
• STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)
• Financial Literacy
• Mentorship
• Special Family Events
• Sports & Swimming Lessons
• Caregivers’ Support System

Space in this program is limited, so sign up through this form:  You may also contact us for more information at

Sign Up for Our Program Here

Earn Points Toward Free Summer Camp

International Research

CIC looks to international initiatives for best practices, impactful laws, and successful programming. We recognize that foreign governments and organizations are conducting extensive research and creating cutting-edge programs with the goal of promoting the best interests of children whose parents are incarcerated. Such programs inform and inspire CIC’s advocacy efforts.