Click here to watch a short film explaining exactly what The Glen program is about.
1994 Ngaimpe Aboriginal Corporation was registered (and set up The Glen). Since that date it has been an example of the triumph of the Koori Spirit and how we can make our dreams come true. The Glen is proud to be a Central Coast Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre.
The founding motivation for Ngaimpe was the suffering of our people at the hands of drugs and alcohol. Ngaimpe was especially interested in trying to get men (indigenous and non-indigenous) out of the criminal justice system and into treatment for their drug or alcohol addiction (which causes the offending behaviors).
There has and continues to be an over representation of Indigenous Australians in the prison system.
There is hazardous levels of use of alcohol and other substances by Indigenous Australians.
There is lower levels of participation in education and employment by Indigenous Australians compared to the general population.
The programs run by Ngaimpe Aboriginal Corporation are designed to treat a client in a holistic manner to address their issues. This means treating the person as a whole (spiritually, mentally and physically). It also means trying to not just treat their addiction but the things that may be causing the addictive behaviors. The programs that Ngaimpe employ through The Glen Centre are about trying to empower people to take control of their lives, to live a good fun life, and to become active members back in their families and the community as a whole.
Our program is based on indigenous values and spirituality with a heavy emphasis on the individual and the consequences of the individual’s choices. It includes group sessions, one to one counselling, work programs, sport and meetings of NA or AA.
What Is The Glen
The original ‘The Glen’ was established on dis used land at Chittaway in 1994. This site is located on 40 acres and is now a modern rehabilitation facility that has 20 residential rehabilitation beds.
In 1997 ‘The Glen Annexe’ was established at Rothbury in The NSW Hunter Valley. This site has 16 residential rehabilitation beds. Unfortunately this site was forced to close in September 2014.
The Transition House (Halfway House for people who have completed our basic rehabilitation program) was established at the Chittaway site in 2010.
The Glen is staffed by 16 full time, part time and casual staff and a team of volunteers.
Who Is Welcome At The Glen
The Glen welcomes all men over the age of 18 who could benefit from our program. The Glen is not limited to accepting indigenous clients only. The Glen is proud to be an organisation that helps break down the barriers between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians and works towards reconciliation.
The Glen acknowledges while Indigenous Australians are struggling with drug and alcohol abuse issues, it is a common problem in all aspects of modern Australian society. Addiction doesn’t discriminate on the basis of colour or anything else.
Click here to watch a legal aid video featuring ‘The Glen’.