Out of Gate

Family Works Out of Gate programme is for women who have spent up to two years in prison, supporting them to make positive and long-term change in their lives.

Family Works social workers work alongside women to help them navigate life outside of prison and settle back into the community. This may include supporting her to:

  • Cope with the mixed emotions that come with being released
  • Address basic needs like gaining identification documents, opening a bank account, and registering at Work and Income
  • Find long-term accommodation
  • Reconnect with her family
  • Find employment, education, health and other support agencies in the community

Referrals for Family Works Otago to offer the Out of Gate programme are made by the Department of Corrections. For further information visit http://www.corrections.govt.nz