Every Single Kid, is a nonprofit that was established in response to the gap of awareness and services for children with incarcerated parents. Our founder, Katelen Fortunati, LCSW, has dedicated her career to working with and empowering children impacted by parental incarceration. Her goal is to establish circles of support for children with incarcerated parents to close the gaps in their lives, build resilience and improve their outcomes.
Every Single Kid believes all children deserve to have happy and safe childhoods. Every Single Kid strives to surround children who have incarcerated parents with the stability, encouragement, and hope they need while facing their parent’s incarceration and after their release. Every Single Kid believes children deserve support in order to break cycles of incarceration and create bright futures for themselves.
Every Single Kid provides an integrated approach to address the emotional trauma that can be caused by having an incarcerated parent. We strive to provide access to therapeutic services and youth development in one location as well as supportive visitation with the child’s incarcerated parent.
Every Single Kid wants to help break intergenerational cycles of criminal justice involvement by serving each child’s needs effectively. We recognize that the cycle can only be broken if social, economic, and educational inequities are also addressed.
Every Single Kid has chosen the pinwheel as its logo for its symbolism to “turn one’s luck around”. Pinwheels can be found world-wide representing concepts such as childhood innocence, unseen energy, wish fulfillment, and transformation.
Combining the symbolism of childhood innocence, movement and animation, and the unseen forces behind our inner voice, the pinwheel symbolizes the idea of powerful energy, strength, and fragility. Pinwheels are created to bear wishes for good luck, longevity, health, and prosperity upon those who hold them.
Every Single Kid wants to help create a world where children of incarcerated parents embody the attributes and wishes of the pinwheel and are supported by their communities.
Meet the Team
Katelen Fortunati, LCSW, received her Doctorate of Clinical Social Work from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Southern Oregon Univ. and Master’s of Social Work from Saint Louis Univ. She also has a certificate in Violence Prevention, Adolescent Development for the Prevention of Violence in Young Adulthood from Washington University in St. Louis. She has been working with children of incarcerated parents since 2010.
Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Katelen Fortunati - President Chris Norton - Secretary Dennis Nalder - Treasurer