THE GLEN FOR WOMEN:
A STEP CLOSER TO REALITY
Thursday 23rd April 2020
A highly qualified and culturally appropriate drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre specifically for women is a step closer to becoming a reality after an ideal parcel of land was purchased at Wyong Creek.
Run by the same team of people who run ‘The Glen’, which is an award-winning rehabilitation centre for men based at Chittaway Point, the centre will aim to provide similar services, but targeted specifically towards women. The service at Chittaway is a well supported part of the neighbourhood and has been for over 25 years. Recently, ‘The Glen Boys’ were out and about helping the neighbours clean their yards after the flooding of Tuggerah Lakes as part of the busy program that includes many community activities.
The Glen Chairperson Coral Hennessy said “This project was a long time coming,” and she commented that “we are excited that we have been able to find such a great site on The NSW Central Coast where we have so many great friends”.
Planning is underway to develop a 20 bed centre on the rural property, which will have minimal or no impact on the neighbours and will provide a quiet, home-like environment similar to ‘The Glen’ at Chittaway.
Residents of the new facility will be given every opportunity to have a chance at building a new life where they will take part in a highly-structured, daily routine. A typical day will include an early morning rise, morning and evening group meetings, job functions, therapeutic groups, life skills seminars, vocational training sessions and individual counselling and case management.
“This centre has been a dream of ours for many years. We have a passionate and dedicated team of hard-working professionals who are looking forward to developing a centre for women that will be the benchmark for drug and alcohol-rehabilitation across the State,” The Glen chief executive officer Joe Coyte said.
Photo and interview opportunities (TV, radio or print) with either the CEO, or the board from The Glen are available on Thursday 23rd April (via Zoom or at 50 Church Rd, Chittaway).