What do we do?

We strive to advocate and improve outcomes for Central Kentucky children and youth impacted by incarceration, by helping them succeed in school and society and providing resources, mentoring and productive experiences. 

The Focus of the foundation

Visitation Support

The WJRF supports child visitation with the incarercated parent in a variety of ways, including video and in-person visits.

Family Fellowship

Large and small group activities for our families are planned monthly and quarterly. We also celebrate birthdays!

Educational Support

Includes KRUSH training for school staff, tutoring, high school outreach, the Adam Hyatt Memorial Scholarship and more.

Community Engagement

We work together with multiple organizations in our community to better provide our families with the resources they need.

Second Thursdays

A monthly support group for parents and caregivers of children impacted by incarceration.


In partnership with Operation Making a Change, we work with at-risk juveniles to give them the best opportunities for their future.

Extra-Curricular Activities

The WJRF financially supports children and youth activities such as karate, gymnastics, summer camp etc.

Family Resource

It's all about support! We're here to help our community, our caregivers and most importantly, our kids!

from the community

Working with the children of incarcerated parents is a vital key to helping reduce recidivism and the positive impact the foundation has had on this community is incredible!
Chuck Geveden
GTL: The Corrections Innovation Leader
We have personally experienced how helping a child with a parent who is incarcerated creates a special bond with both the parents and the child. Sometimes, good folks just need a helping hand.
Mike + Kelly Hawkins
MLH & A, Everyday Matters
We believe in Dale Robinson. We have seen the dramatic impact that incarceration had on the life of his children and him personally and we are supporting his efforts to improve the lives of others.
Ashley Sutphin + Kyle Thompson
Capital Court Authority
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How can you help?

Want to get involved with our organization? We’d love to have your support. Here are some things we need:

The Wanda Joyce Robinson Foundation is a non-profit organization. Your donations help us provide services and support to our families. 

Our volunteering opportunities are vast, but could include chaperoning a field trip, helping with childcare during Second Thursdays, providing transportation to extra-curricular activities and more. Fill out a volunteer form.

We’re building a mentor program for kids in Franklin County. More information coming soon. 

Need a speaker for an event, church, team or club? We’d love to come share about our foundation and get to know your group better. Send us an email at info@wjrfoundation.org

Learn more

Do you know a child that would benefit from our programs?

Contact us to learn more:
Our programs are focused towards kids ages 6-17 years that have been or are being impacted by incarceration.

You’re invited

Upcoming Events

See our Events Calendar for upcoming events and information.