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AIM Celebrates 30 Years of Service
Date: November 07, 2017 09:09AM

AIM Celebrates 30 Years of Service

Aid to Inmate Mothers (AIM) is celebrating 30 years of service to Inmate Mothers this November.

AIM was founded in 1987 by Church Women United, The Alabama Prison Project, the Alabama Department of Corrections and a group of committed volunteers who discovered that there were many women in prison who never see their children. AIM’s founders recognized that children of incarcerated parents needed regular contact with their mothers, yet often couldn’t visit because their guardians were unwilling or unable to take them. In 1990, AIM separated from the Alabama Prison Project and became an independent nonprofit agency.

AIM’s vision is to create:
• A criminal justice model that demonstrates respect for and understands the rights of the children effected by their mothers’ imprisonment and recognizes and helps to address the many burdens carried by the children and families as a result of incarceration
• A criminal justice system that only incarcerates women who are a danger to society
• A prison and an aftercare system that will truly help the mothers reestablish themselves and reunite them with their children

AIM provides services to Alabama's incarcerated women with emphasis on enhancing personal growth and strengthening the bonds between inmate mothers and their children. AIM’s programs are designed to:
• Provide emotional interaction between inmate mother and child
? Monthly Visitation
? Storybook Project
• Improve inmate mother's life skills
? Prison classes
? WHIFI - Health education
• Help mothers make a successful transition to community life
? Project Reconnect
? Clothing closet
• Support the children of inmates
? Family outreach

To find out more about the Aid to Inmate Mothers organization or to help support its programs, go to: www.inmatemoms.org/donate.aspx.

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