Our beautiful rural space is designed to assist in drug and alcohol recovery
Hope Springs is a Therapeutic Community (TC) set on over 56 acres of land near Walkaway, about 40km out of Geraldton in WA’s Midwest region. Here our team of support staff and health professionals work in partnership with residents to deliver effective, culturally secure, safe support services that best meets their individual and unique needs on their recovery journey to “right living” – a term that implies integrity in one’s lifestyle and character.
Who is Hope Springs for?
Hope Springs is a mixed gender long-term TC and residential rehabilitation facility for up to 22 adults affected by drug and alcohol dependency. Hope Springs offers a peaceful, rural setting and community environment for individuals committed to making lasting and sustainable change in their life.
About our Therapeutic Community Model
A TC model is where the “community itself, through self-help and mutual support, is the principal means for promoting personal change.” Community members, both staff and residents, contribute “to a psychologically and physically safe learning environment where change can occur.” (Australasian Therapeutic Communities Association).
This means our residents are supported and encouraged to become an active part of our TC, a social enterprise and life school where the simple act of living, learning, and meaningful activity becomes the catalyst for change. By working together, residents are presented with the opportunity to deal with the triggers and core issues that have led them to substance use in the past.
One of the central aims of life at Hope Springs is to emulate as closely as possible “real community” life, so that when residents leave our program there is a seamless transition back into the broader community, and the skills that are necessary to live a productive and fulfilling life are deeply embedded.
Daily life at Hope Springs.
Through daily living, interaction, work, and allocation of responsibilities, community members learn to live a fulfilling and productive life, based on healthy relationships and meaningful participation in family and community, free from dependence on alcohol or other drugs.
Daily life includes:
- Work – which may be anything from managing the free-range poultry, fixing fences or cultivating vegetables in the shade house
- Life skills training
- Counselling, including group therapy
- Group activities
Hope Springs facilities.
The property contains a combination of natural bush land and bush tracks, open land suitable for a broad range of activities, buildings and infrastructure which have all been developed to suit onsite living for residents and staff. Access to the beautiful open and rural space is important for both our physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing and is conducive to recovery.
Staff are based onsite 24 hours per day with other support staff and health professionals accessible within normal business hours.
Our key principles.
At Hope Springs, the key pillars of Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, Honesty and Empathy inform the way of living for staff and residents. This is supported by a professional model of support which follows the key principles of:
- Whole person approach
- Community as method
- Collective learning
- Staged approach
- Routine and structure
Accessing Hope Springs
Referrals for Hope Springs may be made via self-referral (by contacting us directly), GP, Mental Health Practitioner, Community Organisation or Government Agencies.
Telephone: (08) 9926 1987