Welcome to 4 Walls and Beyond!

We are an organization of experienced professionals from diverse backgrounds committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children. We are dedicated to providing support, guidance, and resources to children affected by the incarceration of a parent. We are determined to provide them with the tools they need to break down barriers, strive for success, and flourish in their own environment. Our mission is to empower these children and families by providing them with the resources they need to lead healthy and successful lives.

Children who are separated from their parents may experience a range of emotions such as fear, confusion, anger, anxiety, and sadness. This can lead to long-term psychological problems including depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. In addition, these children may struggle in school due to the lack of attachment and support from their parents. Without proper support, they are at an increased risk of dropping out or engaging in risky behaviors. To help these children thrive, it is important that we provide them with the emotional and educational support they need to overcome the challenges they face.

Donate Today

you tube



Our Goal

Our goal is to assist incarcerated women with the unification and constant communication with their children while they are incarcerated.

  • Mission

    Our Mission is to assist children with incarcerated parents, and support ongoing communication during incarceration.

  • Vision

    Our Vision is to maintain the relationship with the children and their incarcerated parents, through Enhancement, Enrichment, and Encouragement.

  • Objective

    Our Objective is to take children to visit their parents monthly. We want to inspire parents during their incarceration and most importantly have a positive impact on each child.

    We also offer after school classes that can be turned into a positive vocation for each child.

The reality of Incarcerated Women


The Incarceration rate for women in Missouri is rising

The state of Missouri put more women behind bars at a faster rate on average than virtually any other state in the U.S.  That information from a 2017 official report from the Missouri Department of Corrections has garnered the attention of both state and local corrections officials.
Currently, there are about 3,300 women incarcerated in Missouri, each costing the state about $59 per day. An additional 14,883 women are under some type of supervised parole or probation, which costs about $6 per day. The incarceration rate for women in Missouri is around 117 per 100,000. The national average is about half that, at 60 per 100,000, according to the annual Offender Profile produced by the Missouri Department of Corrections.