Project Description

WHERE THE LIGHT ENTERS

According to the UCLA Mapping Project, “Million Dollar Hoods,” more than 20,000 children in Los Angeles alone have a family member in jail or in prison. Between 1991 and 1997 the number of mothers behind bars doubled. Their children are at risk of experiencing pervasive trauma, usually associated with the loss of a parent through death, but accompanied by blame, stigma, and shame.

At POPS, we amplify voices of resilience, light, and hope. In addition to the deep healing that comes from writing and sharing their eleven-secret and silent stories in a safe and nurturing community and in publications, POPS students learn mindfulness techniques and practices that promote emotional healing, balance, and health.

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The wound is where the light enters you.

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WHAT YOUR GIFT WILL MEAN

Providing training, supervision, assessment, materials, food, curriculum, publishing and performance opportunities for one school club to operate for one year costs $ 10,000.

We rely on our community partners, foundations and your support to continue our work and to continue to expand our reach.

Your contributions ensure delivery of the best program and services to POPS students across the country.

TRANSFORM A LIFE TODAY

As long as any child goes to sleep knowing their parent is locked away, we will not rest.
It doesn’t take much to change a life. Join us today and start making a difference.

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