For Our Families

FVPWith prison facilities being 100 miles or more away, it is no surprise that a majority of children do not get to see their incarcerated parents consistently. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way for these children to regularly see their parents? Well with Foreverfamily – THEY CAN!

Through Foreverfamily’s monthly prison trips, transportation is provided to 3 out of 4 woman’s facilities in Georgia so that these children can go visit their mothers, and we partner with another agency so children can visit their fathers at select facilities.

We transport to Lee Arrendale, Emanuel, and Pulaski State Prisons for Women. Our prison trips occur on the 2nd Saturday of every month EXCEPT January, June and July. The ride to the prisons range from 3 hours to 6 hours roundtrip. The children spend 5 hours with their mother in either the Children’s Center or in General Visitation. Access to the Children’s Center is by application ONLY. The children’s mother must talk to the Children’s Center Director and must have no disciplinary reports when applying or enrolled in the program.

The children in our program come from 3 generational homes and range from month old infants to as old as 18 years old.

Here are a few basic facts about out prison trips:

On trip days, Foreverfamily (756 McDaniel Street SW) opens at 5am and we provide a lite breakfast for the children at the center, as well as lunch and two snacks on the bus.

On trip days, we only pick up children who live in Fulton and Dekalb counties. Children who live outside these counties and are interested in riding our buses must be dropped off at Foreverfamily by an adult before the time the bus is scheduled to leave.

  • Pulaski Buses – Leaves: 6:00 am/Returns: 5:45 pm
  • Emanuel Buses- Leaves: 6:20 am/Returns: 6:00 pm
  • Arrendale Buses – Leaves: 7:15 am/Returns: 4:30 pm

Cost for riding the bus is $1 per person. Maximum charge is $3 regardless of family size.

Prison visits are mainly for the children. Caregivers are welcome to go on the prison visit twice a year:

  • during Family Day when siblings over 18 and other relatives can attend
  • if the child is under 4 years old or has special needs/disabilities

Children are ALWAYS chaperoned by Foreverfamily staff workers and volunteers, so they will always be safe.

If you have any questions or need more information, please text or call us at (404) 402-4379, call us at (404) 223-1200 or email us at familyvisits@foreverfam.org.