Former Prisoners


Gimme Shelter

Former prisoners can get stuck in the cycle of going from prison, to being homeless, to being back in prison. Gimme Shelter is a website that explains how this cycle happens and how it can be avoided if former prisoners find stable accommodation after release. Gimme Shelter was created by the Community Restorative Centre (CRC) to show accommodation service providers, community groups, drug and alcohol services, government agencies, etc. how to help former prisoners find accommodation.

Gimme Shelter also provides information on transport, getting food, obtaining accommodation and how to access services.


More information

From here we would like to provide more information relating to homelessness and former prisoners, and the many complex factors that affect homeless former prisoners.

This can include useful documents, case studies, reports, services, programs and more.

Links to documents or online resources will be provided where identified.

You can make a difference to homeless former prisoners by adding to the discussion and knowledge base.

Contact us if you would like to share information about homelessness and former prisoners.

You can also:

  • Start a Community of Practice (CoP). If you know a network of people who work on this issue you can start a CoP by using the support and tools available on this site.