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Funding for mentoring program runs dry

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Family Life Behind Bars

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Hour Friend In Deed, a program that connects mentors with children who have an incarcerated parent, is on the verge of losing its financial support.

For the past five year, the program has helped children with a parent (or both parents) in prison develop positive behavior and personal identities by pairing them with mentors. While these meaningful relationships helped the kids navigate through tough times and gave them some of the social skills and confidence, the program's funding is still a victim of the punishing economic downturn. 

Join us as we speak to 15-year-old Jeremy Hosey and his mentor of the past year, Ted Sangalis about how the program has benefited both of them. We'll also speak to Jeremy's mother, 37-year-old Joedy Aliseo about how this mentoring relationship brought stability into her and her son's life.