Dream Extreme Benefits Hour Children.

Over the past 6 years Dream Extreme has raised more than $1 million for women, children and families affected by domestic violence and incarceration. This year Dream Extreme will benefit Hour Children.

Hour Children was named to acknowledge the important hours that shape the life of a child with an incarcerated mother – the HOUR of their mother’s arrest, the HOUR of their visit, and the HOUR of her release. Founded more than 25 years ago, Hour Children strives to end the cycle of inter-generational incarceration.

Hour Children’s mission is to help incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women and their children successfully rejoin the community, reunify with their families, and build healthy, independent and secure lives. To accomplish this, Hour Children provides compassionate and comprehensive services and encourages all to live and interact with dignity and respect. Each year, Hour Children serves over 4,500 families and provides housing to 80 families.

More than 80% of women in prison have a childhood history of physical and sexual abuse and 82% are identified as substance abusers. The average level of education is 7th grade. 70% of women in prison have children.

Last year alone:

  • Hour Supportive Housing provided a home to almost 200 women and children.
  • Hundreds of children benefitted from Hour mentoring and teen programs, day care, after-school, and camp.
  • Nearly 100 Women benefitted from Hour Working Women Reentry Program; making them more qualified for livable wage jobs.
  • Hour welcoming playrooms at Taconic and Bedford Hills Correctional Facilities hosted more than 2,500 visits from children.
  • More than 8000 people used Hour Community Food Pantry (significantly more than in 2013).
  • 98% of Hour Women utilized Hour programs and kept their freedom.
  • 100% of the children in Hour programs successfully completed the school year and advanced to the next grade!


Dream Extreme raises critical funds for Hour Children, a nonprofit organization improving the lives of women and children for more than 25 years.



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