Who We Are
Women’s Storybook Project of Texas is a volunteer program that started in Austin, Texas in 2003 and targets the children of women who are imprisoned at Gatesville and Plane/Henley prisons. Statistics show that one out of every five children of incarcerated parents also end up in prison. The project strives to change this statistic by developing strong relationships between mothers and their children.
Volunteers travel to the state female prisons and record an offender (mom) while she reads a story. The mom also gives a short message to her child. The tape and the new book are then mailed to her child to help maintain the relationship while Mom is away.