I’ve volunteered with WSP since 2009 and like most of our volunteers, have loved being a part of Women’s Storybook Project, especially going into the prisons and meeting the moms we serve. Then my personal life was turned upside down 4 years ago with the death of our son and then personal health challenges with chemo treatments and confinement with a stem cell transplant. Finally in August of this year, considering my health risks, I took the big step (for me) of returning with the team at Hilltop.
I was masked, but so very grateful to be there. Each of us has had to make our own decisions about when, where and how we attempt to return to some kind of normalcy following the outbreak of Covid and the introduction of vaccines and for some, living through contracting the virus. From my personal perspective, I am so thankful I finally “took the plunge” and returned to prison visits with WSP and our other wonderful volunteers.
Our dedicated volunteers enhance Women’s Storybook Project’s ability to serve incarcerated mothers in a myriad of ways. If you’re interested in serving in-prison, remote, in the office or with special events, please click here. Our mission is to help strengthen relationships and build hope for the future. Mothers in the program show their children that they are loved and missed.