Matthew House is a "little House with a big heart,” The heart of Christ to the “forgotten victims": the women and children of prisoners.
The impact on a wife of a husband's incarceration is similar to the death of a spouse, but it can be worse because it involves the same grief and fear, but additionally involves . . . shame, anger, and confusion
The family of an inmate, though guilty of nothing, suffers right alongside the inmate as though they were . . . They are the lonely, forgotten, lives in the criminal justice system
Family is the center point of most of our lives. The most powerful force in a person’s life is their family. The most compelling reason for a person to change, is their family.
Family visiting, a successful program for over 26 years, is the MOST cost effective, rehabilitative tool in the Department of Corrections! Inmates who receive visits and are released to supportive families have a much better chance of living a crime free life.
Most research studies available show that strong family support, and regular, ongoing visits with family members during incarceration, cut the recidivism rate in half…
Matthew House is an organization dedicated to assisting children and the families of people incarcerated in Washington’s prisons.