Family and Friends Services: Washington Sate Department of Corrections

Find the information you need on these subjects:
  • How do I talk on the telephone with the offender?
  • How do I send mail to the offender?
  • How do I send packages to the offender?
  • How do I send money or funds to the offender?
  • How do I prepare for a visit with children?
  • How do I visit with the offender at the prison?
  • How do I send an emergency message?

Rebuilding Families, Inc. (RFI)

A Washington State non-profit advisory board
P.O. Box 2182, Gig Harbor, WA, 98335
Services: Rebuilding Families assists Washington State female offenders with reentry back into the community and reunification with their families.

Washington State DSHS

Resources for Children and Families Dealing with Incarceration
Services: Provides a list of services available at DSHS and from other agencies and groups to provide support and help families meet their needs.

WCCW Family Council

Washington Correction Center for Women
9601 Bujacich Road NW, Gig Harbor, WA, 98332-0017
1.888.632-9229
Services: Encourages and supports visiting/communication and the role it plays in successful reintegration back into the community. The council sponsors events and publishing the WCCW Visitor’s Voice - a newsletter to assist families with issues such as visitation and communication.
**Link to Family Council contacts for each prison in Washington State:
http://www.doc.wa.gov/family/familycouncil.asp

Parenting Resources

1. American Academy of Pediatrics presents a wide variety of information including growth and development, safety, nutrition, working parents and childcare.
http://www.healthychildren.org/English/Pages/default.aspx

2. To ensure that children have what they need to succeed, communities and individuals must invest early,share, play, encourage, explore and communicate.
http://www.earlyyearsinstitute.org/