These children are among the world’s most forgotten and destitute populations. Many are hidden from society, living in remote, hard-to-reach communities and experiencing extreme poverty.
Children of prisoners are at much greater risk than impoverished children whose parents aren’t in prison. They are in greater danger of slavery, sex-trafficking, and violence.
We’ve drawn from nearly 40 years of working with children of prisoners around the world to understand their most pressing needs.
Each child receives visits from a child caseworker to ensure they live in a safe and caregiving environment.
Each child and their families receives nutritious food, regular health check ups, and urgent medical care so they can grow strong and healthy.
Each child is given access to education through assistance with school uniforms, fees, and supplies, so they can develop the skills they need for a bright future.
Each child is connected with a Christian caseworker and local church to build positive, meaningful relationships and help heal the wounds caused by rejection and loss.
Information and resources you need to get started
Form a personal connection and relationship
A series of emails from PFI team
Regular reports and updates on your child
* Where available or applicable
Yes, your sponsored child will initiate correspondence with you. You will receive an introductory letter 6-8 weeks after you begin your sponsorship. Once you receive that letter, that is the perfect time to begin writing back. Your sponsored child will always respond to your letters.
Your constant support and love are essential to your sponsored child’s growth and development. Prison Fellowship International sponsors are not required to sponsor a child for any set length of time. Because the child’s needs continue after their parent is released from prison, we ask that sponsors continue their support so we can help the family adjust.
Your gifts do not go directly to your sponsored child but are used by the Prison Fellowship program stay in their country to provide essential support. A dedicated Christian caseworker will ensure your child receives or has access to safe shelter, nutritious food, medical care, and education, and opportunities to participate in events and activities that increase self-esteem, build hope, and improve interpersonal relationships. Prison Fellowship International strives to adhere to acceptable financial fundraising practices and is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).
For more information and financial reports, please visit pfi.org/about/financials.
If you end your sponsorship, we make it a priority to match your child with a new sponsor. Although the child remains in our program, they may receive fewer benefits until a new sponsor is found.