Open your hearts and wallets, guys. Adelaide Hills charitable organisation the Aboriginal Sobriety Group has a rehabilitation centre called The Farm for its beautiful old heritage listed buildings. While beautiful, they need a serious revamping to better suit the needs of the troubled indigenous men who depend on the organisation for mental health, support and recovery from alcohol addiction.
The Farm can house up to 15 men at one time and the clients can stay as long as needed for their own recovery, anything from 3 months to over a year. This is not only for drug & alcohol recovery, but also to improve their own mental health and their social & emotional well-being. It’s a place of healing, recovery & hope. Many of these men have had less than ideal upbringings, with many experiencing child abuse & horrendous backgrounds.
Because ASG is a non-profit organization, they do not have the funding for a much needed upgrade of the 2 separate dormitories in which the men sleep, that have not been upgraded in over ten years. Four Bunnings stores are generously donating all the paint to paint the interior walls of the dorms, as well as providing qualified painters. Westlakes/Seaton Lions Club have also very kindly donated $1000 towards the makeover.
ASG wants to do a makeover of the two dormitories to better cater to our 15 tenants. They need either 15 full bedroom setups; with furniture, bedding and necessities, or the money to buy them ourselves. Their goal is to raise $5000 to fund the revamping which is scheduled for later this month. James Aulich, who runs the centre, will take the men camping for a few days while the renovation work is being done. When the men return, they’ll be surprised by freshly painted rooms and new furniture and bedding. This will show them that they are cared about, and help them along the road to recovery and independence.
To help out this wonderful organisation and their important work, donate to their GoFundMe campaign before the 28th of March.