A virtual community to help families with incarcerated loved ones

When you’re going through a difficult time, it can feel isolating. That’s when it’s most important to find a community you can be a part of.

One of the ways to find a group is to look on Facebook. There are a number of options available, targeting people with various interests and challenges.

I’ve created the Prisoner of Hope Facebook group to provide a non-judgmental community where we can discuss emotional issues. It’s also a place to share how to advocate against prison injustices and to provide helpful resources for families who have an incarcerated loved one.

Why should you join?

If you have a loved one that’s incarcerated or will be reentering society soon this is a great place for you to be. It’s also a good community for those who want to learn more about how to advocate for criminal justice reform. The group is private, so it allows members to have open and free conversation. You can also submit questions to “Dear Mona” and I’ll do my best to provide an answer. The community members are a great resource to one another, offering advice on a number of things.

Sharing resources with one another is just one way you can be helpful to each other in the group. It’s a place where you can grow, learn, and get permission to enjoy life again.

Your Facebook feed may not always feel very positive. Maybe you get bogged down by the negativity spread by others. You can find a safe space by joining the Prisoner of Hope Facebook group. It allows you to find a positive outlet on social media where you can be yourself, meet others, and even find inspiration.

The group rules are clear about community standards. I encourage all members to “be kind and courteous, no hate speech or bullying, no promotions or spam and respect everyone’s privacy.” You may not be able to expect these things from your standard Facebook group, but you can in mine. The Prisoner of Hope Facebook group is a safe space that provides you an outlet to discuss the things that matter most to you.

If you have an incarcerated loved one, it’s important for you to know that you’re not alone. Many are dealing with the pain and loss of seeing their loved ones locked up. It can also be difficult for those reentering to know what to do next. I encourage you to join the Facebook group and become a part of this community where you’ll find support and important resources.

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