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Our plan


We encourage former prisoners find homes in areas removed from situations that contributed to their offences.


We are recruiting volunteers who can companion former prisoners as they re-adjust and find success after their release.


The money we raise helps to bridge the gap between rental costs and what former prisoners can afford to pay.

Our ongoing goals

Creating a safe, supportive and sustainable community isn’t going to happen overnight. Part of our strategy is to begin small, learn and grow. To start, we will:

    • Build partnerships with faith and other communities to find volunteers who can support residents at each RJHO location.
    • Establish a profile of people most likely to succeed with our assistance.
    • Continue to recruit, screen, train and support volunteers particularly for the new women's residence in the Fall of 2022
    • Continue communicating with correctional staff from women's institutions as well as men's to refer people who can benefit from our program.
    • Continue to support the residents of the three men's houses
    • Identify and select occupants for the women's house in the fourth quarter of 2022
    • Continue fundraising enough to cover needed costs. We use this money to cover the gap between what tenants can afford and the actual costs.
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Estimated budget as of early 2020

2020: $62,500
2021: $85,800
1,000-day budget: $198,200

Get involved

Let's have a conversation about how you or your group can assist in finding safe, supportive and sustainable housing for an ex-prisoner in need.