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One of the lesser-known services provided by HFP is that of helping imprisoned individuals find lost family members and loved ones. Why? CEO Matt Tjapkes explains it this way: “By the simple action of trying to locate a lost friend, HFP shows the client that they ARE worth our time. Kindness is in short supply in prison, and we hope to provide that to our clients along with some information that brightens their day.”

Volunteers Ron, Kathy and Paul at Grand Haven’s 1st Presbyterian Church provide great assistance with this project! Do prisoners appreciate it? Just ask Dave: “I want to congratulate Humanity for Prisoners. I have not had contact with my daughter for 10+ years. I reached out to HFP, and was paired up with Ron, who at first ran into brick walls. Ron was very professional and went above and beyond the call of duty. I am proud to say me and my daughter are now communicating and building and repairing our relationship. Thank you for making my dream into a successful reunion. Without you I don't believe this would have been possible!!!"

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