Halfway houses are a good solution, but unfortunately, there are not enough programs for people who need the extra support they offer.
For example, someone who has been in prison for several years, and was young when they were incarcerated, may not really know much about supporting himself on the outside. The person may not possess many life skills, like paying bills on time, or making out a budget. He or she may not really know how to do laundry or cook a nutritious meal, let alone shop for the ingredients. These may all be skills a person learns at a halfway house.