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Foreverfamily, Inc.:

A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library

Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library
100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia, 30303
404-413-2880
archives@gsu.edu

September 2014



Profile Description

Creation: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2015-08-04T15:43-0400

Collection Summary

Repository: Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library
Creator:Foreverfamily (Organization)
Title: Foreverfamily, Inc. records
Dates: Bulk, 2003-2008
Dates: 1987-2009
Quantity: 0.834 Linear feet
Abstract:The non-profit agency Foreverfamily provides services and support to families and caregivers of children whose parents are incarcerated. Founded in Atlanta in 1987, the organization has agencies in Atlanta and Louisville, Kentucky. Its records, 1987-2009 [bullk, 2003-2009], primarily document the National Advisory Board that explored further expansion of the organization.
Identification: W120
Language: English

Scope and Contents of the Records

Foreverfamily, Inc. records, 1987-2009 [bulk, 2003-2009], document the nonprofit's efforts to expand services on a national level. "National Expansion" was its campaign to explore various options and possibilities in new regions of the country.

A National Advisory Board of experts from different areas in those communities formed the network of support for this national outreach program. These records include the Board's agendas, presentations, reports, research files, toolkits and work plans all utilized in an effort to explore the possibilities of coalition building, community organizing and other potential resources that might be available.


Historical Note about Foreverfamily, Inc.

The non-profit agency Foreverfamily was originally known as "Aid to Children of Imprisoned Mothers" or AIM. In 1987, Sandra Barnhill left her job as a public interest attorney to create AIM, after becoming frustrated by the lack of support given to mothers sentenced to prison and to their children. Later, programming was created to reflect more than just the incarcerated mother but the family and care givers left behind, and the name was changed to reflect all those involved in raising children and the family unit in general. The Atlanta-based organization opened a second agency in Louisville, Kentucky, and has explored further expansion. Barnhill, nationally recognized for her work, has continued as National President of Foreverfamily.


Index Terms

Children of women prisoners--Services for
Nonprofit organizations
Women prisoners--Family relationships
Atlanta (Ga.)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.


Administrative Information

Citation

[item], [folder title], Foreverfamily, Inc. Records, W120, Archives for Research on Women and Gender. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Sandra Barnhill, National President of Foreverfamily, April 27, 2012.

Processing Information

Processed by Hilary Morrish, September 2014.


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