We provide support for people on release from prison in Staffordshire, West Midlands, Telford and Shropshire, through mentoring, guidance and practical help. Yellow Ribbon works with people seeking change in their lives so that they do not return to prison.
Yellow Ribbon provides safe stable accommodation at multiple properties in Telford, Shrewsbury and the West Midlands, currently housing up to 45 clients. Our clients are quick to confirm that living in one of the Yellow Ribbon properties has given them the start they need to rebuild their lives. We are currently running courses in DIY & Maintenance and Life Skills. Our clients have enjoyed doing these courses, 2 days a week, and feel it gives purpose and structure to their week. Outside of these courses we help clients find ways into either voluntary or employment places.
Believing forgiveness and reconciliation are key to welcoming people out of prison and back into society, we befriend, assist, challenge and change behaviour that may have lead to offending. By offering accommodation, support and helping ex-offenders address issues, we believe that lives can be turned around.
We enjoy close ties with local employers and agencies, and have been successful in placing our clients in both paid and voluntary posts. We plan to build upon the opportunities available for our clients in order to help them thrive as they enter back into society.