WILSONVILLE — Largely due to private donations, a Coffee Creek Correctional Facility program that helps incarcerated mothers play a role in their children's lives has continued over the last few years without state funding. But according to program director Jessica Katz, the Family Preservation Project may not proceed much longer if the public sector doesn't step up.

"Without support of the state we lose the interest of private funders because they don't want to be the sole financial supporters of the program. They would like to see a partnership to see the program innovate and grow," Katz said.