Essentials for a fresh start

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Essentials for a fresh start

The need

Women who are released from prison often lack the basics that will help them adjust to life in the community again. Practical help can make a big difference to their wellbeing, giving them the best possible chance of making a fresh start.

Our response

Family Works provides basics packs as part of our ‘Out of Gate’ service to ease the transition and help women reconnect with their family or community services. The pack includes food items, toiletries, a change of clothes, and a contact card with vital phone numbers. Photo ID and a phone card can also be included if required.

You can help provide a fresh start

A gift of $73 will provide an ‘essentials’ pack for women on release after a short-term prison sentence.

The impact

We are helping about 130 women each year to adjust to life after prison. You can play a part in welcoming them back into the community with practical help.

Make life after prison easier