New rehabilitation services at the Logan House Recovery Centre will help break the cycle of addiction in the community following the facility’s official opening today.
Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen said the six newly constructed family accommodation units will be welcome help for families affected by drugs and alcohol.
“Addiction affects everyone in the community and especially children who have parents that are suffering from this disease. Untreated problems are often passed on to younger generations and this is a cycle we’re keen to disrupt through vital investment such as this,” Mr van Manen said.
“Giving parents with young children appropriate accommodation for their families will make it much easier for them to get the help they need, benefiting the entire family and broader community.”
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said Logan House had previously been unable to accommodate entire families.
“Of the six units, two have three bedrooms and the rest two bedrooms, offering plenty of space to help surround people with the support networks they rely on,” Mr McCormack said.
“Each unit comes with an attached kitchen, bathroom, living room and a shared outdoor room, giving each family the independence and security they deserve.”
Lives Lived Well Chief Executive Officer Mitchell Giles said the service is unique.
“It will help families get their lives back on track through intensive, holistic and evidence-based care,” Mr Giles said.
“We thank the Australian Government for its significant funding contribution towards building these units, which will allow parents to receive residential support for their concerns with drugs or alcohol while also being able to see to the needs of their children.”
This project was jointly funded with the Liberal and Nationals’ Government investing $986,000 and Lives Lived Well Ltd $1.1 million.