Hi there! My name is Ashley Coblentz, I am so excited to serve as the new Community Liaison for Ambassadors for Hope.
feel extremely lucky to be working to serve the needs of children that
are experiencing parental incarceration. There are so many great things
in the works, and I am honored to be a part of this organization!
are currently in the process of curating a collection of
trauma-responsive children’s books that center around their unique
circumstances. We are working on collaborating with other child-serving
organizations with hopes that each site can have their own collection to
share with children that are experiencing this. Be on the lookout for
our book drop-offs!
have also been working with Ambassador for Hope’s Family Services
Advocate, Lindsey Ober, to put together activity kits for children that
receive her services. These kits will include one of the books from our
collection, letter-writing materials and stamps, worksheets that
integrate coping mechanisms, and information and literature for
a result of the recent grant we received, we have funding that we would
like to put towards the cost of childcare and summer camps for children
whose caretakers may be struggling financially due to a parent’s
incarceration. I am hoping that we will help a lot of children
participate in activities that they may not have been able to otherwise.
I am so excited to continue moving forward with these projects, and to
help give these children the support they really need and deserve.