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Shining a Light

The Heart Strings Project

The Heart Strings Project travels around the world to host conversational "Circles of Hope and Healing" for mothers who have experienced the throes of having to navigate the criminal justice system, while trying to emotionally survive during their sons incarceration. Mothers - who are often alone during these difficult times - experience grief, loss, feelings of emptiness due to shock and trauma of having to deal with a sometimes unfriendly and inequitable justice system.  These mothers need support, compassion, and understanding that isn't always provided from their family and friends, which make these women feel isolated, mentally exhausted, and sometimes depressed. The Heart Strings Project translates "justice" to "just us" mothers working together to resolve the pain, hurt, disbelief, and unwanted burden of being a mother with a son in prison.

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