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Targeted Housing and Support Service (THaSS)

 

Overview

The Targeted Housing and Support Service (THaSS) was run by the Community Restorative Centre in New South Wales. This program provided a broad range of casework services to females exiting Dillwynia, Emu Plains and Berrima Correctional Centres who were considered at risk of homelessness, and who had children and/or complex needs such as intellectual disabilities, low cognitive functioning, substance use and/or mental health issues. The target group was generally restricted to sentenced prisoners. A major goal was to prevent exits into rough sleeping or transient, unsuitable accommodation.

The service engaged participants who were referred by the correctional centres up to three months prior to release, to identify post-release needs, and to facilitate appropriate accommodation in the Greater Western Sydney area.

The support that THaSS provided for women exiting the prison system included (but is not limited to):

Abstract adapted from Community Restorative Centre New South Wales

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Last updated: 6 September 2017
 
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