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Your tax-deductible** donations support the program by allowing us to hire skilled facilitators, travel to and from prisons, and purchase materials. We also pay our returned citizens to perform the plays out in the community.

**Our funds are held by First Trinity Lutheran Church, a 501c3 organization.

Checks made out to First Trinity, and cash donations, can be mailed with a memo line or note reading "for Voices Unbarred" to:

309 E St NW 

Washington, DC 20001


If you have skills in graphic design, photography, videography, law, accounting, program evaluation, or grant writing and want to be involved, we'd love to hear from you!

We are unable to have volunteers visit the prison with us at this time due to rigorous background check requirements.


We partner with prisons, half-way houses, re-entry programs, theatres, and more. If you have people affected by incarceration and think they might benefit from Voices Unbarred or if you would like to host a performance, let us know!

Our partners have included:​

  • FCI Petersburg

  • Free Minds Bookclub

  • Woolly Mammoth Theatre

  • St. Matthew's Lutheran Church

  • Literacy Volunteers and Advocates (LVA)

  • The Justice Arts Coalition

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