A safe place to put down roots and grow
The Oaks is a Christian community where men from broken, hurting and chaotic backgrounds can call home as they look to rebuild their lives. It may be that they’ve just been released from prison, have been without a home or struggle to hold down a full-time job – no matter which, we’re here to help.
Here at The Oaks, men will get the tailored support and discipleship they need as they step into this next chapter of their life. At no point on their journey will they be doing this on their own, we will be here to walk with you and help you as much as we can.
After an initial induction, all residents get to experience many different aspects of life, including teaching, fellowship, and personal growth. In addition, there will be time for activities, rest & relaxation, and work therapy. Life skills classes and coaching also help residents become better stewards of their time, finances and relationships.
I headed straight from prison to The Oaks and found there the caring home I needed. I was loved and supported by my instant family. They were there to cheer me on every step of the way. That’s not to say it’s all been easy. There have been times when I’ve struggled and it would have been easy to give up, but my Oaks family have been there for me. Two years on I’ve graduated from The Oaks, got training and have a full-time job building job that I love. I have a purpose in life, a future and I know I’m loved unconditionally by God. I could only have dreamed of life being this good!– Dennis, Oaks Graduate
The Oaks has given me something I’ve never had before, a family that loves you, wants you and wants the best for you, I’ve never had that before, and it is a beautiful thing. The Oaks is a place to put your roots deep in to Jesus.– Oaks Graduate
How to Apply
Whether you work in a prison, church, rehab centre or community group, if you know someone who is passionate about making a fresh start and grow in their faith we’d love to hear from you.*
*Accommodation is currently single-sex (men only) and we are not equipped to house people who are still drug dependent. We can however refer these individuals on to one of our trusted rehab partners.