Place: 36-11 12th Street Long Island City
Hour Children was named to acknowledge the important hours that shape the life of a child with an incarcerated mother – the hour of their mother’s arrest, the hour of their visit, and the hour of her release. Their mission is to help incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women and their children successfully rejoin the community, reunify with their families, and build healthy, independent, and secure lives. To accomplish this, Hour Children provides compassionate and comprehensive services and encourages all to live and interact with dignity and respect.
ACC partners with Hour Children to provide volunteer mentors for the women and children they serve, to donate needed supplies, and to offer skills training as the women re-enter the workforce. We are committed to the mission and ministry of this organization as they serve vulnerable people in our own neighborhood.
If you are passionate about the challenges faced by incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women and their children, we encourage you to volunteer. Please contact Diaconate@astoriachurch.org for more information.
Volunteer Co-Leaders: Linnea Kickasola and Magdalena Rahn