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Family Help

We know that you and other family members are facing many challenges helping your loved one succeed as they return from incarceration.  We recognize they have been away for some time, and many things have changed.  We also realize you still love them, hope they are serious about changing their ways and are ready to help them where you can.  Please refer to this page for general help with family issues, and to these sections on helping them prepare for release, on-going family support, and what to expect for information, assistance, and resources to help the ex-offender in your life succeed.


U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) covers many topics of health and safety for the family.


Tennessee Department of Family and Protective Services site on parenting help

All-Pro Dad (Fathering) and iMOM (Mothering) from Family First. is a clearinghouse of information and resources for kids and adults on helping children with many items of learning and play.

U.S. Dept. HHS/Administration for Children and Families (Region 4)

Here's a great link to the Reentry Mythbusters site about Child Support payment reductions during incarceration (Council of State Governments and Council of State Governments)

Check out's Back to School page for important resources and tips, including information on:

  • Immunizations
  • Low-cost meal programs
  • Free or low-cost health coverage
  • Helping your child with homework
  • The importance of good nutrition

Here's another good site on tips for helping the kids with homework and family tools for both parents on many relationships, marriage, family, etc. (All Pro Dad/iMom)