History of Glebe House
Glebe House opened on Glebe Point Road in 1974 as a halfway house for men exiting custody. Following prison riots and in recognition of a lack of support for those leaving prison, the house provided transitional accommodation for this highly marginalized group.
In 1993 the service moved to its current location, moving into two converted Victorian terraces, one of which, ironically, had been a hotel. The heritage-listed building has been home to scores of men since.
Over the past 20 years a structured therapeutic program has been developed to meet the complex needs of the client population, which is now divided between those coming directly from prison and other men referred from the community. This strategy, along with the homely environment, supports a therapeutic community that is far removed from jail or other institutions.
Glebe House has become a well-respected service set in the heart of a diverse and inclusive local community. Its clients are able to start to turn their lives around, becoming productive members of society.