HOPE’s Christmas craft packs made up for our clients of the PASS (Parenting Advice and Support Service) program. Children can come and stay at Boronia on day stays or overnight visits in the prison, and many are expected over the holiday period. These packs will be given out to parents to provide engaging activities to do with their children when they visit.

Hope Community Services started its weekly Street Van service in Leederville on December 1st.  The van is located in the Oxford Street precinct between 10pm and 2am and provides a chill out zone for those who need “time-out” from partying, a safe place for people to come and access support or assistance or just have a chat. In addition drug and alcohol information is provided, there is free access to a free phone charger and free snacks and water.

Federal Member for Burt Matt Keogh joined the Hope Community Services Street Outreach team on Thursday as they made the rounds in Armadale.

 

The van visits Roleystone, Kwinana and the Armadale Memorial Park, providing a safe space for young people in the area to chat, get advice and referrals to health care as well as links to support for issues around alcohol and other drugs.

Hope Springs Community Farm will be selling bread at the Perth Royal Show Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1. The bread will be available for sample and sale in the Midwest section of the Centennial Pavilion.

Hope is now seeking staff for a variety of positions in the Metro and Midwest…

Aboriginal alcohol and other drug workers from across Western Australia celebrated the 2016 Strong Spirit Strong Mind Awards on Friday, April 29, and Hope was among the organisations to receive recognition from the Western Australian Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies (WANADA) on the night.

Our Executive Manager of Services, Emma Jarvis, participated in the 2016 Conference: Eradicating the Ice Epidemic in Brisbane 25-26 February. She prepared a brief what was spoken about at the conference, please read on.

Hope Community Street Vans are a welcome and familiar sight to young people in Armadale and Northbridge, creating a safe space, offering healthy snacks and drinks and, in winter, warm clothes and blankets. From this Thursday, March 3, the van’s Northbridge service will cease, and will instead be moving to the City of Kwinana..

Today is the first annual National Family Drug Support Day. We at Hope recognise that drug and alcohol issues affect not only individuals, but families, carers, spouses, and loved ones. This is why Hope Community Services hosts weekly family support groups, which offer confidential and free support and advice for those struggling with a loved one’s substance use issues. Groups meet at the Goldfields Community Alcohol & Drug Service (GCADS) at 48 Brookman Street, in Kalgoorlie from 6-8pm every Monday night and in Esperance at 75-79 Dempster Street at 5pm on Mondays.

Hope Community Services is launching Kort Sportz, a new youth engagement program in Kalgoorlie made possible thanks to funding from the Department of Sport & Recreation, as part of their Youth Engagement Strategy.

We wish all of our supporters and friends a very Merry Christmas and a Joyous New Year

Each year Hope’s vans travel to Rottnest Island and Dunsborough to provide support for Leavers Week. We just want to take a moment to say Thank You to this year’s great group of staff and volunteers: we know you worked hard, and did a lot of good. We hope you had some fun and to see you all again next year!

The holiday season has officially begun and here at Hope our wonderful Hope Springs Community Farm residents are hand-making bread boards and spice racks from sustainably sourced timber from our own land.

November 20th between 12:30 and 2pm headspace Kalgoorlie hosted an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Day to celebrate the opening of our beautiful yarning space.

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