Housing for Women Leaving Prison
The two most important and immediate factors to promote successful reentry are employment and housing. Without both, the chances of a successful reintegration are significantly reduced. A person’s criminal history will prevent her from finding employment while limited housing options will create a significant barrier to being able to survive outside the prison walls.
Successful graduates of TRI’s pre-release program will quality for these options:
- Women paroling to the Denver metro areas will be linked up with referrals to sober and safe housing options.
- Women paroling directly to Boulder County will be eligible to apply to the TRI house. For more information about the TRI house please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Housing is key to success.
In one study, returning citizen respondents reported sleeping in the following places upon release:
respondents lived in
on the street
domestic violence shelter