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Give Mothers a VoiceWithout mothers - we'd be nowhere. Moms drive our growth, development, and progress. Celebrate & support moms and their role in rehabilitation by supporting the NIA
Celebrate & Support Mothers
The NIA is here to help reverse current irresponsible norms and bring hope, bridge gaps, connect assets, end waste, and advocate for those who have no voice.
A Mother’s Love Makes all the Difference
The importance of a mother's support during an incarcerated person's rehabilitation process cannot be overstated, particularly for the incarcerated person themselves. Incarceration can be a challenging and isolating experience, and mothers can provide invaluable support to their children during this difficult time. A mother's involvement in the rehabilitation process can help provide the incarcerated person with a sense of hope, motivation, and purpose, all of which can facilitate successful rehabilitation.
Moms Need Your Support
Without proper support systems, mothers across the country are impacted by the far-reaching cost of mass incarceration. This is why we want to take this time to celebrate our brave mothers who are involved in helping NIA’s effort and those mothers who bear the terrible cost borne by a broken system. The NIA strives to provide support systems for mothers in need, and gives them a voice.
We Can't Do it Without Them
The NIA started as the brainchild of our CEO Kate Boccia, a mother who’s suffered terrible tragedy. Kate States:
“A profound and deep grief came over me that was hard to shake. I felt so alone. I was stumbling blindly through a maze of confusion. As so many mothers do, I turned to alcohol to numb the pain. I couldn’t get out of bed some days, got fired from my job, and strained my marriage thin. My son’s sentence literally turned my family’s world upside down. Where were the people who could help me help my son? How do I navigate this beast alone? I sunk deeper and deeper into depression. I was giving up.
Then I met Tori, Michelle, Rotunda, Wesley, Dena, Edward, Mazzetti, Darion, Ana, Nolan, Jimmy, James, Kevin, Deanna, Sierra, Tricia, Dena, Brandon, Diane, Maurice, Linda, and hundreds of others just like me and my son. Families torn apart by “the system.”
These families inspired me to act. I was no longer afraid. I turned my anger into advocacy, my alcohol into action, and I became a voice for the voiceless.”
Help Mothers By Supporting the NIAEach Donation big or small, contributes to the following:
More than 900 open NIA cases and scores of weekly calls and letters help families heal and grow from the trauma of failed corrections policies.
INFORMING WITH EMPATHYRaising and expanding the NIA alarm that every local economy, every education district, every church community, and every profession is impacted by desperation, addiction, and over-incarceration.
SMART SOCIAL INNOVATIONAlways more than a dozen open NIA involved projects and initiatives pushing new ideas and coordinating partnerships for measurable value-added results.
YOUR DONATIONS MAKE A DIFFERENCESince our inception in 2016, the NIA has innovated approaches and advanced restoration by the numbers...
“Thank you for being there. having someone that understands this mess is comforting”
“I am thankful someone out there thinks about the pain our families are going through [...]
“Thank you for all your work to improve the conditions for those of us locked [...]
“… you’re a great conversationalist who had any answers to the questions that I had.”
“Due to the psychological battlefield of my environment… it is good to know you understand [...]
“Your powerful political voice is inspiring and offers hopes of prison and justice reforms to [...]
OTHER WAYS TO GIVENo matter who you are, how much you have, or what you do - you can use your resources to help end the negative impact mass incarceration places on your community!
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Donate on SocialSuper convenient & a good way to share your support!
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