we help people make a fresh start.
It’s what we do. And we love doing it.
We help people make a fresh start with employment, accommodation and prison reintegration.
And guess what? It works. We do make a difference. Are you looking for help?
we do make a difference.
The success of what we do is the reason we continue. We see real change occur.
For example, an independent evaluation of our service found that men who worked with us were 43% less likely to return to prison after 12 months.
It’s all because we never give up on people. ever.
And guess what? We can’t do it alone. We need your help.
we do need your help.
It’s people like you that help us achieve our great results.
Whether you give of your time as a mentor or volunteer - we appreciate every hour.
If you can’t give your time - we need financial support. You or your company can help fund our initiatives and keep our work going.
And guess what? It’s easy to say no to giving. But yes is way better! Click here to say yes.
the best word I ever said...
"I contacted Pathway when I was looking for options for a friend coming out of prison. Carey gave me his undivided attention and I remember thinking ‘I’d love to be a part of that place!’ I now pop in once a week and do odd jobs for them. If I can chip away on something for a couple of hours, it might mean they can spend longer with one of their guys, or pick up another client. It all helps!"
Josie Young. Volunteer.
a fresh start with a good job.
Our employment program enables people who need a job or simply just new skills to work hard in a great environment.
Our team are exceptional at what they do. Many of our workers have gone on to get great jobs after getting the right skills from our work programs.
We also place many released prisoners in work spaces around Canterbury. If you have space available - we have someone willing to work.
a fresh start and a new outlook.
Our Christchurch based prisoner reintegration program supports men wanting to move away from harmful choices and start over.
Our team of social workers provide a service that gets to the heart of the complex issues that lead to crime, and replaces them with strategies for a new life.
The results speak for themselves, men who work with Pathway Reintegration are 43% less likely to be re-imprisoned after 12 months than men who do not.
We are winning the fight and through helping one life at a time, we make the community a safer place.
a fresh start with real affordability.
Our affordable housing division is pretty self explanatory. Our goal is simply to help people living in Christchurch afford a house and we have a few options to make that happen.
We know that helping people get into a house they can truly call their own, helps a family in many profound ways.
A new location is one way to help initiate a fresh start - we love how this new arm of the pathway group is changing lives and making a difference in the community.
Mentoring is an exciting part of the Pathway story. Our team of mentors work to provide one on one relational mentoring - and it works! People need people to talk with, share with and get wisdom from, our mentors are the cornerstone of new foundations being built. We are always looking for new mentors to walk alongside a released prisoner needing the encouragement of someone else.
a fresh start before leaving the prison gates.
The Navigate Initiative is a new innovation under development by Pathway. It is a project to launch a pre-release unit at Christchurch Men's Prison with the goal of helping men prepare for life outside through comprehensive support in the areas of health, education, counselling, restorative justice and key life skills. If approved, it will run in partnership with the Department of Corrections and in collaboration with other community organisations. Find out how you can help.