Prison Visitation Through arrangement with Prison Staff Prison Care
Ministries visit the serving prisoner one on one and interview men for suitability
for support accommodation. On-going visits and letter writing ensure that a
relationship is built prior to the men being released.
Support Accommodation Prison Care Ministries have 4 support houses that
accommodate 3-5 men living in a flatting type situation, are drug and alcohol free
with a 10pm curfew and weekly house meeting/bible study.
Through staff and volunteers men are given support as they reintegrate back into
community, family and friends. Ongoing support is given as residents move in to
their own accommodation.
Referrals come from Prison staff and Chaplains, serving and released prisoners,
families or community and Government organizations.
Support to Families Prison Care Ministries offer assistance to those in
prison who may have a lack of family and/or community support on their release and
when appropriate link up with the family and offer support in a way that will meet
the needs of both parties as they arise.
Prison Release Van Prison Care Ministries when possible meet the prison
transport vehicles at the Hamilton Travel Centre. Released prisoners are offered
support. Some have already made arrangements and do not need assistance, while
others need support in getting bus tickets to their hometown. They can spend hours
waiting for their bus so welcome the opportunity to talk, or go to the office for a
coffee and phone family.