We rescue children of prisoners from hopeless

situations and help restore and rebuild their lives.

More than 14 million children around the world

have lost one or both parents to prison.


One million live in poverty in hard-to-reach communities.


They are at risk for exploitation and abuse, and in danger of slavery, sex-trafficking,

and gang violence. They are often hungry, frightened, and alone. Many are forced

to beg for food, or work from dawn to dusk to survive.


They want what so many of us take for granted…

regular meals
a warm bed
a safe home
an education
love and acceptance

No child should have to live this way.


That’s why we’ve made it our mission to rescue, restore,

and rebuild the lives of these innocent children.


And you can help.


A child of a prisoner needs someone to help lift him or her out despair. Someone, like you, who can 

engage in a meaningful relationship that lets them know God cares—and you do, too.

Our Rescue Plan

Our child of a prisoner sponsorship program provides this vulnerable group of children, who often fall between the cracks of what other child-focused programs provide, with care in their specific areas of need. We are uniquely equipped to meet these needs through our 40 years of serving and caring for children of prisoners worldwide.


With your help, we pair each child in our program with a dedicated caseworker,

and ensure they receive support in these four essential areas:



Each child receives regular 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.


Spiritual Care

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.

What Sponsors Are Saying

This is an incredible work far beyond my imagination. I have seen your hearts—what you do every day is almost indescribable. I have a whole different respect for what you do on a daily basis.

Debbie Sewell


When Prison Fellowship International came to our church, our hearts exploded! We knew we had to sponsor a child in the same way we knew we had to breathe. We just got our first letter from our sponsored child—what an incredible gift!

Colleen Kenny


This has been a great . . . experience. The progress reports are really nice. And when I received a picture of my sponsored child actually holding some things for which we made an extra gift, I knew for sure he was getting these things.

Jennifer Palmer


I’ve enjoyed communicating with my sponsored child through letters. It’s been great getting to know him and hearing about his hobbies and interests and seeing how Prison Fellowship International is making a difference in his life.

Alice Guh


I am truly being blessed by this experience and can not wait for my first letter from my sponsored child! I’m super excited to join helping kiddos who need a chance to know God, and to have the things they need!

Crystal Watson


I am overjoyed to sponsor 3 kids that caught my eye and my heart. I am happy to do my part and I hope . . . others will see the need to help as well.

Jeffrey Fahnestock


What a joy for us to be part of the life of young Rosaria in Zambia these past four years. We appreciate the accountability and integrity with which Prison Fellowship International handles our monthly support, and the timely and informative progress reports we receive on “our child”. We receive such heartwarming notes and pictures from Rosaria—helping us see and read, in her own words, what our engagement means to her. This truly is one of the great blessings in our lives and we are committed to helping her grow and thrive to adulthood. 

Bill & Nan Anderson


I am so happy to sponsor my child in Cambodia, and I’m in my fourth year. I feel like I’m getting to know Veasna and his family, and I am humbled by the reports I receive on him, his family, and his living conditions. In honoring God’s call to serve the least of these, the Lord is showing me His greatest of these. 

Jan Fowler


My sponsored child is a precious jewel to me! His letters make me weep and find new strength to trust God by his example of suffering and hope. I treasure this relationship. Prison Fellowship International has been nothing short of amazing. The personal communication I have always experienced, and the wonderful insights into how to help my child are invaluable! I count it a privilege to be a part of this vital and life-changing ministry.
Chris Sjogren



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By caring for a child of a prisoner, you give them hope for a brighter future

and help restore their trust in people—and in a heavenly Father who loves them. 

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