The impact of mass incarceration, and its affect on boys and men of color, makes Hope House’s work more pressing than ever. For children whose fathers are incarcerated – 5,000 DC residents in over 100 prisons from here to California – displacement has grave consequences. Contact may be lost, family structure weakened, and reintegration made difficult indeed. But through Hope House programs, children visit their fathers online, do homework with them as mentors, watch and listen to bedtime stories that dads record, participate in week-long camps behind bars (a model for camps in five states), and meet with others who struggle with the stigma of incarceration. Older kids participate in a college challenge as they seek out resources to support their college dreams. An antidote to despair, the program has expanded to 16 state and federal prisons. Think of the children.