In Good Faith

IGF033 In Good Faith with Sister Tesa Fitzgerald, CSJ

Podcast Recorded: September 30, 2014

IGF033 In Good Faith podcast recorded on September 30, 2014. Sponsored by Ministry. Topics include: helping incarcerated women and their children, the hours of need, Change Takes Time, the God of Second Chances.

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Show Notes
  • Helping children visit their mothers in prison 
  • Foster children at repurposed convent: My Mother’s House
  • How to raise a teenager – the start of the Hour Children model
  • Pivotal times for the child: the hour of mother’s arrest, the hour of prison visit with mother, the hour of reunification, the hours in between 
  • Creating a “permanency plan” for family longevity post-prison
  • Housing that provides a loving, healing home environment for families
  • Struggles and successes of families and mothers after prison release
  • The God of Second Chances
  • “Change takes time,” “Love makes a difference”
About our Guest

Sister Tesa Fitzgerald is a Sister of St. Joseph of Brentwood and is Executive Director of Hour Children in Long Island City, New York. In 1992, she founded Hour Children, an organization that provides supportive services to women who have been or are incarcerated and their children. She has been featured in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal for her groundbreaking work. She has been named a CNN hero, a White House Champion of Change, and is a finalist for this year's Opus Prize.

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