Welcome to Outside The Bars Serving Children with Incarcerated Parents.

Supporting Children Impacted by Parental Incarceration

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Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.

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About Us

How We're Helping


We are a community-based organization focused on helping make the world around us a better, happier place. With the help of our tireless staff, we organize visitations to correctional facilities, fundraisers, out of school time  programs, group counseling, and in-depth training sessions for our volunteers.

We offer tutor services to support academic achievement. We connect children to peer mentors to give emotional support through challenging times of life.   

Outside The Bars promotes positive relations with peers who have similar experiences to omit the secrecy and loneliness that youth often encounter. We provide academic support including but limited to homework clubs, literacy support and art therapy during out of school time hours for youth who have parents that are incarcerated or returning citizens. We provide financial support for younger youth to obtain school uniforms and supplies.

Get Involved


Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!

Our vision is to assist the children who's parents are in prison or recently released from correctional facility.  We aid in overcoming the shame, embarrassment and challenges. We aim to give children direction and assistance during out of school time hours; through, education, therapy and love.

Thank You


Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. 


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We are dedicated to improving the lives of those in our community. Your contribution today helps us make a difference.

Contact Us

Outside The Bars

Philadelphia, PA

(215) 876-9566


Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed

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