2018 Achievements:


• We provided support to 40 men in the full time residential program

• We provided support to 35 men though our outreach program assisting their transition into the community

• We kept Rainbow Lodge open and staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

• We provided immediate temporary supportive accommodation for those exiting prison and also helped others access affordable accommodation on departure from our residential program

• We are nominated on 16 leases for tenant support in our partnerships with St George Community Housing and Metro Community Housing

• A new partnership with the Glebe Society distributing home starter kitchen packs to graduates of our residential program 

• We delivered a range of trauma informed strengths-based case-management and activities. These included:

• Lessons on budgeting, cooking and nutrition

• Counselling and therapeutic groups

• Assistance to access medical, mental health and dental services

• Referrals to other support and advocacy services

• Helping clients reconnect with family and children

• We provided social support and recreational activities

• We provided Aboriginal cultural support through our Aboriginal staff and links to Aboriginal services and the community. Our Yarning garden was launched

• Premises was completely recarpeted, repainted, re-concreted and repaired

• Strengthening Communities Grant for kitchen equipment and outdoor tools

• Developing a quantitative and qualitative research project into effective rehabilitation strategies in partnership with the National Drug and Alcohol Centre, University of New South Wales

• We had 9 students doing their placements over the year