OUR PROGRAMS

WHEN PARENTS GO TO PRISON, THEIR CHILDREN'S LIVES CAN BECOME A NIGHTMARE OF POVERTY, TRAUMA, AND SHAME.

But it doesn't have to be that way. We can teach them the coping skills to overcome their experience. We can help them find their inner strength and unlock their future potential.

THIS IS HOUSTON'S PROBLEM

HOUSTON CAN FIX THIS.

We break the cycle of intergenerational incarceration through two programs. More than 125,000 children of incarcerated parents live in the Houston metro area. 

We've created an interactive map that shows the way high incarceration rates, poverty and high dropout rates go hand-in-hand. Hover over an area to see rates by zip code.

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WE CAN BREAK THE CYCLE OF INTERGENERATIONAL INCARCERATION THROUGH TWO PROGRAMS

GEMS GIVES STUDENTS THE EMOTIONAL TOOLS AND SUPPORT TO THRIVE IN MIDDLE SCHOOL, POSSIBLY THE MOST DIFFICULT PERIOD OF A CHILD'S LIFE.

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NO MORE VICTIMS WORKS IN HOUSTON HIGH SCHOOLS, PROVIDING STUDENTS WITH PEER GROUP SUPPORT TO STAY ON TRACK AND GRADUATE.

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448 W. 19th St., Box 647

Houston, Texas 77008

COCI is a  501(c)(3)

non-profit organization. 

Tax ID # 76-0393617

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