Around one third of people exiting prison do so into homelessness. The need for stable housing is critical in helping people to turn their lives around, become productive members of society and ultimately reach their potential.
Jesuit Social Services runs a range of housing programs providing support to people who’ve been involved with the justice system and are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Kane Apelu, Manager of Housing Programs, says stable housing is one of the most important factors in helping people stay out of prison and get their life back on track.
“Prison environments are not conducive to rehabilitation, so we focus on providing safe and secure housing for participants so they can use it as a platform to address the other aspects of their lives.”