ALL ADULT TRANSPORTATION RESERVATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

the ones
who make
it happen.

meet our '23-'24 interns here!

fran 

Executive director and design junkie

lisa 

director of programs and girl mom

tammy 

PROJECT MANAGER VIDEO VISITATION AND LOVER OF ALL THINGS DIY

michelle

director of development

lisa

director of programs and girl mom

michelle

director of development and boy mom

fran

executive director and design junkie

pame

office coordinator

michelle

director of development
and resident photographer

pame

OFFICE COORDINATOR AND
COMMUNITY EVENT PLANNER

lisa 

director of programs and girl mom

chris

video visitation

pame

office coordinator and
COMMUNITY event planner

chris

video visitation coordinator and 
grill master

michelle

director of development and boy mom

saleem

transportation

chris

video visitation coordinator and 
grill master

saleem

transportation coordinator and 
suit connoisseur

pame

OFFICE COORDINATOR AND
COMMUNITY EVENT PLANNER

karen

PROGRAM COORDINATOR, FAMILY SERVICES AND ASPIRING PICKLE BALL PRO

saleem

transportation coordinator and
suit connoisseur

karen 

program coordinator, family services
and aspiring pickle ball pro

chris

video visitation coordinator and
grill master

constance

PROGRAM COORDINATOR, CHILDRENS SERVICES AND CASUAL HIKER

karen

program coordinator, Family Services and  aspiring pickle ball pro

constance

PROGRAM COORDINATOR, CHILDRENS SERVICES AND CASUAL HIKER

saleem 

TRANSPORTATION COORDINATOR AND
SUIT CONNOISSEUR

erin

msw field supervisor and 
intern wrangler

constance

program coordinator, childrens Services and casual hiker

erin

msw field supervisor and
intern wrangler

karen

PROGRAM COORDINATOR, FAMILY SERVICES AND ASPIRING PICKLE BALL PRO

tammy

PROJECT MANAGER VIDEO VISITATION AND LOVER OF ALL THINGS DIY

erin

msw field supervisor and 
intern wrangler

TAMMY

PROJECT MANAGER VIDEO VISITATION AND LOVER OF ALL THINGS DIY

constance

PROGRAM COORDINATOR, children's SERVICES AND casual hiker

fran

executive director and design junkie

tammy

Project manager video visitation and lover of all things diy

fran

executive director and design junkie

erin

MSW FIELD SUPERVISOR AND 
INTERN WRANGLER

lisa

director of programs and
girl mom

our approach

Our services are designed to prevent the breakdown of relationships between the incarcerated and their families.  We do this through providing meaningful visitation, children's services, and family supports.  These programs help families through periods of incarceration and once they are home.

our values

family connection

public safety

service

compassion

Our History

AFOI was created in 1978 as a volunteer transportation program designed to assist Richmond area families visiting relatives in a state prison.  Until then, visiting was impossible for low-income families because most state prisons are located in isolated, rural areas not served by public transportation.

The initiative was led by Thomas A. Edmonds of Second Presbyterian Church who was familiar with the needs of prisoners' families from earlier years of volunteering with a similar organization in Florida.  Edmonds saw a need in the Richmond community and convinced other churches to join in by providing volunteer.

We started our organization to increase public safety and decrease recidivism by keeping families connected during periods of incarceration.

featured in

VCU NEWS, FEB 21, 2023

VCU honors society wins national award for project focused on supporting children with incarcerated parents

featured in

VCU NEWS, DECEMBER 6, 2022

VADOC - AFOI Reunification House Video

featured in

CBS6, NOVEMBER 2022

Moms in one Virginia prison have a new place to bond with their kids: 'Light in a dark place'

featured in

RICHMOND TIMES, NOVEMBER 2022

New hope for rebuilding families at Virginia Correctional Center for Women

featured in

NBC12, AUGUST 2022

City of Richmond working to help feed families amid rising inflation

featured in

SECOND SERVING PODCAST, 
MARCH 2022

Meet Fran Bolin of Assisting Families of Inmates

featured in

ABC8, JULY 2022

Virginia families celebrate reduced cost of prison video phone calls starting in August

featured in

INSIDE SCOOP TV, APRIL 2021


support
our cause

We are  incredibly grateful for the opportunity to do this important work for those impacted by the incarceration of a loved one.
Each dollar donated helps us to provide programming that changes lives. 
Thank you for believing in our mission.

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