Growing & Coping Together

Empowering Northwest Arkansas Children with Incarcerated Parents

Growing and Coping Together (GCT) is an organization dedicated to supporting and empowering “Jewels”, children with incarcerated parent(s) or caregiver(s), in Northwest Arkansas. Our mission is to aid children and their families who have experienced having an incarcerated loved one to restore healthy relationships by providing compassionate interventions as they grow and cope together.

Established by Kanaka Henry in 2018, GCT is an independent 501 (c)(3) organization. Having gone through the experience of having an incarcerated parent as well as being the parent/caregiver of children with an incarcerated parent, Kanaka is equipped with a perspective that enables her to be sympathetic to the circumstances and needs of the people served by Growing and Coping Together.

Who We Serve

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Our Jewels

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Families and Caregivers

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Current and Former Inmates