Our goal is to help faith communities become places where people who leave
prison find acceptance. We maintain a diverse directory of faith communities who
have declared a commitment to welcoming prison leavers.


Registering with The Welcome Directory allows faith communities to identify their
willingness to welcome and appropriately support prison leavers. We currently have 
154 registered communities, representing 5 major world faiths.


support our work

We want prison leavers to be recognised as  people with a name, a story and dreams
for their lives beyond the prison gate. 

Can you help us achieve this goal?

stories of hope

Explore some inspiring case studies of prison leavers who have been welcomed and supported by nurturing faith communities


Interested in supporting prison leavers, but not sure that you have the tools? We offer a three-session Prisons Awareness Course to help your faith community to understand and appropriately support people leaving prison.

other Opportunities to
get involved

To hear about how you can volunteer to help prison leavers with faith, or support the
work of The Welcome Directory, please click here for more information. 

Leaving Prison in Faith - Hearing from Prison Leavers

Our patron,  Dr Ruth Armstrong of the Cambridge Institute of Criminology produced this series of short films, sharing prison leavers' stories and experiences of leaving prison with faith.

We welcome you to explore the videos, and learn more from these individuals first hand testimonies. 

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