WJRF hosts contact visitations at Franklin County Regional Jail. Dale Robinson meets with inmates pre and post visits to discuss the realities of being a parent behind bars. WJRF volunteers provided games, books and the opportunities to take a family picture.
WJRF has also provided support to a family to travel out of state to visit a parent in a federal facility.
Through a partnership with GTL, WJRF is able to provide free video visitation to children/youth continuously.
Second Thursdays is a monthly support group for caregivers, led by a licensed clinical social worker. WJRF volunteers provide child care and dinner for families. First United Methodist Church provides bus transportation for families in need. This group began in 2019 and meets each month, consecutively. Americorps VISTA Meagan Morrow organizes volunteers, which include Franklin County Regional Jail staff. This is a unique opportunity for jail staff to interact with inmate children.
WJRF provides college and career field trips; ACT prep classes; access to tutoring; job shadowing and life skills building opportunities. Dale and Taylor Robinson meet with groups of high school students, who are identified by school faculty as being impacted by incarceration, to share their testimony and motivational presentations.
A quarterly event held in March, June, September and December. Our families gather together for food and fellowship with one another. Child and youth birthdays are celebrated.
We want to get our kids involved. We want them to experience lessons, classes, sports, whatever their heart desires. In 2019, 54 children were sponsored in some type of positive activity: dance, gymnastics, sports, summer camps, martial arts, etc.
The Kings Center; Capital Court Authority; GTL; Paul Sawyier Public Library; Josephine Sculpture Park; Franklin County ASAP Council; Capital City Dance; Frankfort Martial Arts; GEMCats; KRUSH, LLC: OMAC: Twany Beckam; Kentucky State University; Amachi of Central Kentucky; Paul Mitchell School; Bluegrass Community College; Franklin County Schools; Frankfort Independent Schools; Franklin County Regional Jail; Andrew Hager; Kiwanis of Frankfort; Bluegrass Care Navigators; Operation Making A Change; Frankfort Police Department; Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Northern Kentucky University, Kentucky Compact