The Glen Centre is the only male specific Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre on the Central Coast.
Situated at Chittaway Point and commencing in 1994, the Ngaimpe Aboriginal Corporation was registered (and set up The Glen). Since that date it has been an example of the triumph of the Koori and the human spirit. The Glen is evidence that dreams can come true.
The Glen is proud to be a Central Coast based service that provides Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation opportunities for men (indigenous and non-indigenous from all over NSW).
The founding motivation for The Glen was the suffering of the community at the hands of drugs and alcohol addiction. The Glen was and still is today, especially interested in trying to get men (indigenous and non-indigenous) out of the criminal justice system and into treatment for their drug or alcohol addiction (which causes the offending behaviours).
The Glen’s program is designed to treat a client in a holistic manner to address their issues. This means treating the person as a whole (spiritually, mentally and physically). It also means trying to not just treat their addiction but the things that may be causing the addictive behaviours.
A number of Mariners Medical doctors regularly assist these men as part of this program. Dr Brad Cranney, Practice Principal of Mariners Medical in Tuggerah explains that ‘these men are fantastic, they are taking positive steps to get themselves back on track and the program helps them to achieve this’.
The team at Mariners Medical are committed to supporting the local community and are continually dedicating their time and resources by providing high quality health care.
The Glen’s program is all about trying to empower people to take control of their lives, to live a good fun life, and to become active members back in their families and the community as a whole.
The program is also based on indigenous values and spirituality with a heavy emphasis on the individual and the consequences of the individual’s choices. It includes group sessions, one to one counselling, work programs, sport and self- help meetings.
‘The Glen’ was established on disused land at Chittaway in 1994 the site is located on 40 acres and is now a modern rehabilitation facility that has 37 residential rehabilitation beds (includes transition beds).
The Glen welcomes all men over the age of 18 who could benefit from the program. The Glen is proud to be an organisation that helps break down the barriers between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians and works towards reconciliation.
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