103,000 VIRGINIA CHILDREN WILL HAVE HAD A PARENT BEHIND BARS DURING THEIR YOUTH.
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WELCOME TO A BETTER DAY THAN YESTERDAY ASSOCIATION
Welcome to A Better Day Than Yesterday Initiative Program Association (A Better Day)! We are delighted you have taken the time to visit our website and learn about the services we offer to Metro Richmond families affected by the incarceration of a loved one. The incarceration of a parent disrupts the family relationships, and the adverse effects of parental incarceration can create emotional disorder for everyone involved. The hardest burden is bored by children who are the unintended victims of the incarcerated parents and the damaging outcomes experienced by children may include aggression, depression, delinquency, poor academic performance, poverty, substance abuse and more.
A Better Day was created to keep families connected to their incarcerated loved one by offering various programs designed to provide emotional support, resources, and guidance in navigating the criminal justice system during an extremely challenging and stressful period of their lives. Our family-centered approach for incarcerated parents, children, and their families focuses on strengthening families and nurturing relationships between incarcerated parents and their children.
Learn more about how to give and get involved with A Better Day.
CHILDREN & YOUTH PROGRAMS
How do you explain to a ten-year-old child that you father or mother is not coming home because they are going to jail? Can you image the confusion and fear a child must feel after receiving this type of news? There is nothing more devastating for a child than experiencing the sudden loss of a parent.
ADULT & FAMILY
A Better Day Than Yesterday Association (A Better Day) serves individuals released from prison or jail in Metro Richmond, who are in need of education, mentorship, housing, job skills training and employment opportunities.
A Better Day Than Yesterday Association is dedicated to providing formerly incarcerated individuals a chance to change. As individuals start the re-entry process, they are determined to start a new life, yet many obstacles block their path to success.
HELP US BUILD STRONGER FAMILIES AND POSITIVELY IMPACT A CHILD'S LIFE.
Our services are offered at no cost to the families and children who need support during one of the most challenging times of their lives. Your donation will help us serve more families and children.
A Better Story
STARTING AT THE ROOT - DOCUMENTARY PROJECT
The day the production started for the filming of this video, gave me so many thoughts and aroused too many different feelings! The healing that was taking place between the girls and their father was unbelievable. Having the Child interview the parent, asking the questions that, they always wanted to know and the father responding was absolutely beautiful! This was an intervention waiting to happen. This program is not for everyone. This program is for the people that are ready to heal after incarceration has become apart of family life events.
2/27 | Financial Literacy - Virtual With Makayla
3/13 | Zine making - in person at 101 Cowardin Ave. 12:30pm- 2:30pm
3/27 | Vision Board Workshop at Home/Virtual will provide materials.
4/10 | Health & Wellness-in person
4/24 | Paint & Vibe (by Paint me Perfect) Home activity/Virtual
5/15 | Hiking Shenandoah Valley
5/29 | Arts & Craft
6/12 | Bike summer camp ( 1 week)