PATCH II Children's Programming

Supporting Children with an Incarcerated Parent

Prison Ministry offers several programs to assist families with an incarcerated parent. These include:
  •  visits to the jail to see their parent
  • Saturday mentoring program
  • backpacks for back-to-school
  • holiday gifts
  • holiday parties and other group experiences
  • summer outings and experiences -  In-person camp has been suspended this year because of COVID-19

This year, in place of our backpack drive, we are collecting children's face masks, hand sanitizer, and wipes for the children to use going back to school. Thanks to the generosity of our parishes we have enough backpacks and supplies for fall 2020. Donations can be dropped off at Grace Church, 200 Highfield Lane, Nutley, NJ 07110. We may be able to arrange pick-up. 973-235-1177