Get on the Bus Program

“Get on the Bus” brings children and their caregivers from throughout the State of California to visit their mothers and fathers in prison.

An annual event, “Get on the Bus” offers free transportation for the children and their caregivers to the prison, provides travel bags for the children, comfort bags for the caregivers, a photo of each child with his or her parent, and meals for the day (breakfast, snacks on the bus, a special lunch at the prison with their parent and dinner on the way home), all at no cost to the children’s family. On the bus trip home, following a four hour visit, each child receives a teddy bear with a letter from their parent and post-event counseling.

Mom kissing child
Mom holding child at Get on the Bus

Mom holding crayon with child
Mom helping child fill in coloring book at Get on the Bus

Mom painting child's face
Mom face painting child at Get on the Bus

Get on the Bus 2020 Events

April 2020

  • Friday, April 10, 2020 – Substance Abuse Training Facility (SATF), Corcoran, CA
  • Friday, April 10, 2020 – California State Prison – Corcoran (CSP-Cor), Corcoran, CA
  • Friday, April 17, 2020 – California Institute for Women (CIW), Corona, CA

May 2020

  • Saturday, May 2, 2020 – High Desert State Prison (HDSP), Susanville, CA
  • Saturday, May 2, 2020 – California Correctional Center (CCC), Susanville, CA
  • Friday, May 8, 2020 – Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF), Chowchilla, CA
  • Friday, May 8, 2020 – Valley State Prison (VSP), Chowchilla, CA
  • Saturday, May 16, 2020 – California Men’s Colony (CMC), San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Saturday, May 23, 2020 – California Training Facility (CTF), Soledad, CA
  • Saturday, May 23, 2020 – Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP), Soledad, CA

June 2020

  • Saturday, June 6, 2020 – Folsom State Prison (FSP), Represa, CA
  • Saturday, June 6, 2020 – Folsom Women’s Facility (FWF), Represa, CA
  • Friday, June 19, 2020 – San Quentin State Prison (SQSP), San Quentin, CA

Main Office

Southern California Office
2350 West Beverly Boulevard, Suite 200
Montebello, CA 90640
Phone: (818) 980-7714
Fax:(818) 980-7702