Chip In For Christchurch

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When a child is brought up in a household where committing crime is almost normal behaviour, the likelihood of the child going on to offend is dramatically increased. It is estimated that there are currently 800 children who have a parent in prison in Christchurch. They need an opportunity to reach their full potential.

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Pillars celebrated 25 years of service to the community in 2013 and is working to break the cycle of intergenerational offending by supporting children of prisoners for a positive future.

The issue is real, there are over 20,000 kiwi kids with a parent in prison, a situation that they had no say in but leaves them at risk of going to prison as adults, they are over 7 x more likely to do so than other kiwi kids.

Pillars has helped over 7000 families through various programmes and our helpline that provides non judgemental and confidential support and advice for parents and caregivers caring for children while their parent is in prison. We help strengthen their situation and provide guidance, advice, hope and support in a very challenging time when often the rest of the community is stigmatising them.

Your donation helps us fund our mentoring programme so we can recruit, train, match and support volunteer mentors to be a great mate and inspiring role model for a child who has Mum or Dad in prison.

By supporting Pillars you are making an investment in the 'vulnerable of the vulnerable' children in our community and supporting them towards a future free of crime.

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This cause page was created on 15 Jul 2011 and closed at 10:07 NZST (UTC +12:00) on 16 Aug 2011.

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