Immediately upon release, we meet our mentee with critical integrated needs, both literally and figuratively. TPH pays the mentees first month of transitional housing and provide transportation to all appointments. We also purchase work attire, and we provide computer skills and counseling as needed. There are items that we help provide that are paramount to beginning a smooth transition back into society which include, but are not limited to:
- Food, bedding and towels, seasonally appropriate clothing, shoes and outerwear.
- Proper identification, a pre-paid phone card and cell phone.
A meal and transportation to transitional housing along with a bus pass.
- Personal hygiene items to properly care for themselves.
- Often, something that is just for them that they can take comfort in, like a stuffed animal.
TPH helps mentees with job placement and associated transportation. With secure employment and demonstrated accountability we will also help mentees with more permanent housing such as securing an apartment, furnishing with donations, and providing linens, kitchen items, etc. Accountability is demonstrated through our mentees not reoffending, being active in church and worship, staying employed, keeping up family connections and staying engaged with us.