LIDCOMBE / SILVERWATER.
Ride By Your Side is a unique transport and mentoring program run by Shine for Kids so that children can visit their incarcerated mothers.
It’s a chance to engage at-risk children in a safe, relaxed environment as they travel to and from the prison where their mother is held.
Mentors are rigorously screened, undergo comprehensive training and commit to a minimum 12-month participation to give children stability and an ongoing presence.
Currently operating in Mary Wade Remand Centre in Lidcombe, funding will help extend the project into Silverwater Women’s Correctional Facility. Maintaining these precious relationships creates a better for future mother and child.