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McClelland to Teach Second Parenting Class at Women’s Prison

September 24, 2018 / Patty / Uncategorized

  People who participate in the Horizon Prison Initiative program do so because they are ready to change. They want to discover a new way to live. They want to break the cycle of trauma. Since Horizon started our program at the Ohio Reformatory for Women two years ago, we heard the same statement again […]

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Horizon Prison Initiative Job Opening

August 27, 2018 / Patty / Uncategorized

Since 2000, Horizon Prison Initiative has provided an emotionally safe place for incarcerated men and women to discover—and practice—a new way to live. Horizon is seeking a strong leader to guide the organization into the future. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and the name and phone number of three references by September 30 […]

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Droppin’ Knowledge For ’Em: The Truth From Prison

March 19, 2018 / Patty / Horizon News

  They don’t tell you these stories, man, in Scared Straight. But you ain’t scary. I can see it in your young face. Wild juvenile. Wild, wild juvenile. It ain’t too late to straighten up, man, and turn around. – Wild Juvenile from Droppin’ Knowledge For ’Em Prison is not glamorous. It’s not a right […]

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How Do You Parent From Prison?

March 19, 2018 / Patty / Horizon News

Have you ever forgotten that it was your day to carpool or that a big school event was today? The guilt can stay with you for ages. You love your child, of course, but nobody is perfect. Now imagine the guilt if your “not perfect-ness” landed you in prison. You’re still a parent. You still […]

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Horizon Opens Endowment Fund With The Columbus Foundation

November 27, 2017 / Patty / Uncategorized

For 16 years, Horizon Prison Initiative helped others transform. This year, as Horizon’s executive director and longtime board president retired, the organization needed to transform itself to prepare for the future. Thanks to the generosity of longtime Horizon supporters Tom and Gwen Weihe, Horizon was able to establish an endowment fund at The Columbus Foundation, […]

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Handmade Baby Clothes for Families Who Need a Hand

October 4, 2017 / Patty / Uncategorized

Many women who are in prison have lived in poverty and have experienced homelessness at some point in their lives. They understand the struggles parents face in those situations. Horizon participants at the Ohio Reformatory for Women decided to lend a hand to families who are struggling today. They created a community service project to […]

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“I Used to Have His Number, But Now I Have His Back.” 

August 22, 2017 / Patty / Horizon News

Dialogues on Race in Ohio Prisons A core belief of Horizon Prison Initiative is that dignity, honor, and respect are due to each and every human being. Each summer, Horizon program coordinators work alongside prison staff sorting through dozens of applications for the fall program cycle. Horizon intentionally seeks people from urban and rural settings, […]

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