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Funding boost to help new AOD programs in WA

Date posted: 22 September 2017

Three new alcohol and other drugs (AOD) programs will begin around the South West region of Western Australia (WA) next month, as part of additional funding received by Breakaway Aboriginal Corporation.

The three new programs are:

Breakway Aboriginal Corporation's Chief Executive Officer, Renee Pitt, said the funding had a direct impact on members of the community by employing mentors to work with individuals experiencing AOD issues. 'We will be helping people reconnect with families and community, undertake pre-employment training activities, assist them in finding suitable housing, manage their finances and make major changes in their life,' Ms Pitt said.

The organisation has also applied for funding under the Local Drug Action Group program, which would enable them to assist with drug and crime prevention, with a focus on ice use.

Source: The West Australian

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Last updated: 3 October 2017
 
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