News & Events

11th July 2016 – It has been a great week this celebrating NAIDOC week with our local aboriginal community. The Glen is honoured to be invited in and involved in many activities including our NAIDOC Touch Footy comp which is on the 12th July at Hakone Rd oval @ Woongarrah.

1st May 2016 – It has been a great and exciting couple of months at The Glen. We have been honoured to have a visit from The Prime Minister of Australia with the highlight being the way he sat around the fire and spoke with the clients hearing some of our stories (that’s what The Glen is all about). I am sure he went away inspired that The Glen is part of the solution to the well documented drug and alcohol problems in Australia. Lets hope that the new federal “ICE” money which will be announced soon, finds its way to us here at The Glen.

5th February 2016 – The Glen is very much in demand and anyone applying to our program is encouraged to apply to other services at the same time. It has been an excited start to the year with our new football field and road now finished construction and the new buildings opening soon.

22nd December 2015 – The Glen board, staff and clients wish all of our supporters a very merry xmas and a happy new year.

The Glen would also like to advise everyone that there will be NO Intake until 11th January 2016.In the period between now and then there is only a skeleton staff on so all enquiries should come through the website CONTACT US section.

11th December 2015 – It has been a really exciting time for The Glen with plenty happening. The Glen has achieved accreditation again and the construction of new beds and touch footy field is well under way.
The Glen has also announced we are having a large fundraising event on the 26th February 2016 hosted by Peter Sterling and Steve Mortimer.

18th October 2015 – It has been a really exciting time for The Glen with plenty happening. The program at The Glen continues to go strong and there is plenty of people completing the program and also applying to go into the transition program. The new sound studio room is nearing completion and the new accommodation buildings at The Glen are currently under construction to allow us to get more people into The Glen.

15th July 2015 – The Glen has just enjoyed a wonderful week of activities celebrating NAIDOC week events at Gosford and Wyong.. NAIDOC week is a great celebration for all Australians to enjoy and celebrate the culture of the lands first people.
The date for The Glen community touch footy tournament has been set. We look forward to seeing teams from all over the Central Coast Community join us for our comp on the 11th August 2015.

1st May 2015 – The Glen was honoured to host the Barang partners to The Glen from a meeting and lunch today. The Barang partners are from other Central Coast Aboriginal Organisations and include Darkinjung Land Council, Mingaletta, Bara Barang, and Bungree.

15th April 2015 – The Glen is experiencing very high demand for places in the program at present. We recommend people looking to access our service apply online through the website but also apply to other residential rehabilitation centres if possible. The Glen is excited to announce that they will take part in the Anzac March from Redfern Park this Anzac Day from 2pm.

19th March 2015 – It has been a big week at The Glen with the official opening and smoking ceremony for the new group area. This event was attended by approx. 100 community members including friends and family of residents of The Glen. A big thanks to Uncle Bill and Uncle Harold and all of the residents who helped on the day.
12th January 2015 – It has been a busy start to the year for The Glen with plenty of people applying to come into the program. The transition house program remains to be very popular with clients who are completing the 12 week program. The transition program is achieving some great results with the specialised case management of clients in regard to getting people into work.

26th November 2014 – The Glen centre has enjoyed a huge week last week celebrating its birthday. It is 20 years since Ngaimpe was formed. The celebrations lasted all week and included a magnificent touch footy tournament with teams from all over NSW on Tuesday at Woongarrah (including teams from Brewarrina, Nowra and local aboriginal organisations). This tournament was a major success and attracted 100 players and over 150 spectators on the day.
Last Wednesday over 400 people attended The Glen to celebrate the big occasion. Clients families and friends, ex-clients, local community and also mob from all over NSW again joined the staff and board of The Glen in celebrating a fantastic day. There was plenty of local media coverage of the event in the week and everyone enjoyed the celebrations.

15th November 2014 – It remains very busy at The Glen with empty beds hard to come by. If you are interested in attending The Glen we encourage you to apply online but we would also encourage you to apply to other programs. We are currently receiving over 20 applications each week and we are lucky if 1 or 2 bed becomes available. In exciting news clients and staff are getting ready for the big birthday celebrations later in the month.

2nd October 2014 – The Glen centre is experiencing a very high demand with The Glen Annexe being closed. We encourage people to still apply to our program (through the website) but we would like you to apply for other centres at the same time as bed availability is very hard at present. We are working hard to try and increase the capacity of our Chittaway site to accomadate more people.
In good news The Glen received a major award this week at Parliament House at the launch of Mental Health Month.

28th June 2014 – It was a great experience for The Glen this week to have Minister for Mental Health Jai Rowell attend our service. He spoke with clients at length and met some board members, staff and some of our corporate partners. Its busy as usual at The Glen at present. Beds are currently full but if you or someone you know is interested in attending The Glen we encourage you to still apply online and the intake office will be in touch with you. If we can’t get you a bed we will help refer you to another service.
The Glen is looking forward to participating in our local Naidoc Events this year. Monday the 7th July @ Newcastle, Tuesday the 8th July @ Gosford, Wednesday the 9th July @ Wyong. Family and friends of residents are welcome to attend.

2nd May 2014 – It has been a big week at The Glen with a few boys completing the program and moving on. We wish them the best. There is still a large demand on beds in the program and applications can come through on our website.
A touch footy day was held yesterday with clients from WHOs, Dooralong and Bunnings with The Glen winning the day. It was a real good fun day had by all.
Thanks to Doyalson Touch, Department of Sport and Rec, and Bunnings.

11th April 2014 – Are you an ex-client of The Glen and want to keep in contact with other ex-clients and the team ?
The Glen has set up a forum! You can share your stories, ask the counsellors questions, and keep up to date with upcoming events. It’s completely private and for The Glen ex-clients only.
To register, go to http://www.theglencentre.org.au/forum/index.php and click on register in the top right hand corner. Or email joe@theglencentre.org.au and he can send you a basic instruction sheet.

4th April 2014 – Alot of clients come to The Glen after trying many different ways to stop the downward spiral of drug and alcohol addiction.
It is the job of The Glen to give these guys hope and support regarding their future.
We address the past, we live in the present and we embrace and plan for the future.

27th March 2014 – It’s been a big week at The Glen all beds at both sites full. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t apply online if you are interested in coming into the program. You should though make sure you are applying to other services also.
The transition program is going great guns with 3 clients completing after over 6 months with us in the last two weeks. All of these clients left to live in a safe residence and also had paid employment. This is a great example to the guys in the rehab program of what can be achieved.
The Bunnings work experience is also in its second week with some Transition clients getting the opportunity to work with one of Australia’s leading retailers. This experience will help these guys gain employment in the future.
The Glen was lucky enough to host a visit from Jawun executive on Tuesday.
The Glen will host the Legends of League ( retired NRL players ) today for a yarn and a game of touch footy in the rain maybe J

28th February 2014 – It’s been a big week at The Glen. Both rehabs attended a SDRO at our Rothbury site on Tuesday and Terry from SDRO signed 22 guys up to a TTP. The Chittaway site attended a cultural Koori group on Thursday.
The work experience program at Bunnings is getting closer to the kick off date and the first group of transition clients to experience this are getting excited by the opportunity.

9th February 2014 – It has been a big week for clients at both sites of The Glen this past week. Clients have had a cultural camping trip to Seal Rocks for 3 days followed by a night out at the celebration of indigenous football in Newcastle. The camping trips and cultural events are an important part of our program for the indigenous and non-indigenous clients. The celebration, education and learning of indigenous culture is something that we believe all of our clients benefit from greatly.

15th January 2014 – The Glen has begun intake again for the new year. If you or someone else you know needs our services lease apply online or ring the office and speak to Ghillian or Alicia on (02) 4388 6360. It has been a busy start to the new year with transition house continuing to operate at its full capacity and clients in residence undertaking study, part time employment and work experience. The Glen would like to thank the NRL Bulldogs team who made a special effort last Friday to talk to the boys. Great inspirational talks by Des Hasler, Michael Ennis and others was a very uplifting experience for all clients. We look forward to a big year in 2014.

5th December 2013 – Transition House program is running along really well at present with it at capacity. This is great for these guys who are not ready to move straight back into the community after completing our basic rehabilitation program. These clients have a lot of extra support around them and they can start working and training etc. from the safe environment at The Glen.
We were honoured to host Wayne Pearce earlier in the week as he spoke to the boys about some of his experiences growing up and in his footy career as a coach and a player. It was truly inspiring and thanks a lot Wayne and also Neil from Bunnings who organised the visit.
Also this week we have had a thank you to stakeholders day at The Annexe (without their help we can’t do what do for the clients).

24th November 2013 – A big thanks and a sad goodbye was said to Tien (KPMG) and Neil (Bunnings) last Friday. These two guys worked really hard helping The Glen moving forward and they will be missed as much for their character and conversation around the place as the skill sets they brought to it.
The Glen is excited to be hosting a sporting day with other residential rehabs this Thursday at Bluehaven Oval. Thanks to Wyong Council, Department of Sport and Rec, and Doyalson Touch Football club for helping make this happen. The day starts at 9:30am and involves teams from Dooralong Transformation Centre, WHOS Cessnock, and 180TC rehabilitation centre.
The program is going great guns with Transition House currently at capacity (10 clients).

1st October 2013 – It is important for anyone entering our program to be given an opportunity to change their ways. At ‘The Glen’ we appreciate that people entering our program may have developed some bad habits through their drug and alcohol addiction over the years. It is our aim to give people a chance to change their ways (behavours). It is up to each individual client at ‘The Glen’ to have an open mind and attempt to change. Drug or Alcohol addiction is not an excuse for bad behavour, it is a good reason to get clean and sober.
Staff at ‘The Glen’ believe everyone can change.

25th September 2013 – A great cultural day had by all at the Annexe yesterday. Clients from both sites are getting a lot out of learning more about indigenous culture and going on tours to local indigenous sites.
The glen is excited to be able to attend Naidoc day in Newcastle today! We had a touch footy team and soccer team participating as well as a stall for information about our service for community. The soccer team game first. Congratulations to all of the guys who completed and also those who helped on the day with BBQ and setting up etc.

8th August 2013 – It has been a big month for The Glen boys with NAIDOC events and The Hunter and Central Coast Connect Days. The Glen was also proud to host a visit from the great Steve Mortimer who spoke to clients and also popped into a board members training session.

20th June 2013 – A big welcome to John who has joined The Glen team for the next 6 weeks on loan from Westpac Corp. Welcome also to Ghillian who has joined The Glen team as our new Trainee in the office.

13th June 2013 – Its been a sad week for The Glen this week with our Case Manager Lisa moving on to another job. Her presence will be missed by clients, staff and stakeholders of The Glen 🙂 We look forward to working with her in the future though in her new role.
15th May 2013 – The Glen is very excited to be hosting an Indigenous themed open day as part of “Gambling Awareness Week”. The day will be next Wednesday the 22nd May between 11am – 2pm. Activities on the day will include information stalls, entertainment, touch footy and a free BBQ lunch. All community members are welcome (Drug and Alcohol free event).

3rd May 2013 – The Glen Centre is currently keeping very busy with clients and staff participating in many community projects. Next week the clients from Chittaway are helping at St Vincent De Paul in Wyong. We are also currently making tables to give away to community organisations. The Glen boys doing their bit to make the world a better place 🙂

9th April 2013 – It was a big day for all of The Glen (Chittaway) boys yesterday. The boys spent the day at The Hawkesbury River as part of our “giving back to the community” program. The feedback received from the clients and the people that arranged the day was sensational. A special thanks again to Neil (staff member) and Jono for organising the day. There are some pictures attached in the photo section of the website.

2nd April 2013 – The Glen has recently had more clients complete the program and move in to our transition program. The transition program is designed to make sure that all of the clients needs are meet on an individual basis. The program is tailored to the individual and each client in transition is case managed closely. The Glen is proud of the relationships that have helped us with our transition program including:
Gosford / Wyong Financial Counselling
St Vincent De Paul Gosford
ORS Gosford

7th February 2013 – A big congratulations to The Glen Annexe clients and staff (Ray and Neil) who helped move the Benevolent Society into their new premises on Tuesday just past. It was a big day for all concerned and the teamwork and work ethic displayed was a credit to you all. The Glen centres are looking for more worthwhile projects like this to help community organisations during the 2013 year.

28th January 2013 – The Glen is excited to announce that amongst all of this wet weather we have had 4 clients this week complete our basic program and move into our transition program. It is always exciting for staff to see these guys continue their journey of recovery and start obtaining work and the confidence and tolls to continue their recovery in the community.

4th January 2013 – The Glen Centre will be re-opening for intake and admissions from the 7th January. Please download the application form off this website and fax it through and then ring the office on (02) 43886360.

29th November 2012 – The Glen Centre is currently looking for a volunteer to help us in the office at least one day per week. The Glen is prepared to commit to train the right person in this role and we believe the role would be suited to someone who is retired or semi retired. Please email joe@theglencentre.org.au if you would be interested.
The Glen is also interested in investigating starting a small hobby farm. If anyone local to the Chittaway area would be interested in helping us and our clients do this and could commit to one or two days per week please get in touch with us.

27th November 2012 – A big thank you to board members, ex clients and stakeholders who came in and were interviewed as part of our accreditation process this week.
5th November 2012 – The Glen and The Glen Annexe would like to thank The Seal Rock Holiday Park for another awesome camping trip last week. This trip was all about showing the clients how to have a good time without drinking or drugging. There is a busy week of intake this week as intake was shut down last week for the camping trip.

27th September 2012 – The Glen was proud to host the Jawun people for lunch today. Jawun is a program that The Glen is very proud to be involved in that helps indigenous organisations connect with Corporate Australia.
The Glen is pleased to announce the friendship day that was held last Saturday @ Chittaway was a great success. It was enjoyed by many visitors as well as clients from both programs. The Glen will look to have another one early next year.

6th September 2012 – Both rehabs are going really well at present. The season of spring is upon us and all of the clients are continuing to achieve their goals while in the program.
The Glen would like to take the opportunity to thank Carolyn (Grief Counsellor) and Gabe (Literacy Tutor) who were volunteers at Chittaway and Rothbury who have moved on. The Glen centre appreciates all of the good work they have done with clients. The Glen has also lost our long time staff member (Rhonda) who has moved on. We wish her the best of luck in her future endeavours.

11th June 2012 – The Glen clients at both sites (Chittaway and Rothbury) are enjoying a quiet and wet long weekend. The clients from both sites will enjoy some combined group work this thursday as staff are in training for the day. Clients have a group session most mornings at The Glen and The Annexe. These group sessions are an important part of the process of addresiing the underlying emotional and mental issues associated with the drinking and or drugging of the clients. All clients at both sites also have access to counsellors 24 hours per day while in residence with us.

27th May 2012 – The Glen centre has booked in its date to gain accreditation on Novemebr 2012. This is an extremly important process for The Glen and as a result of alot of hard work The Glen is confident that it will finish 2012 with accreditation.

4th May 2012 – The Glen was proud to be able to provide an information stall at The Harmony Day celebrations in Cessnock last week. It was great to see the amount of local people celebrating the different cultures from around the world that make up the local community. The Glne centre will also be holidng an information stall at Cessnock prison for inmates on the 7th May 2012.

24th April 2012 – The open day was a fantastic succes with alot of service providers sseeing the Annexe for the first time. Thanks to everyone for coming.

19th April 2012 – The Glen Annexe (270 Talga Rd, Rothbury) is hosting an open day tomorrow between 12-2pm. There will be a free BBQ lunch as well as plenty of entertainment for the whole family. Everyone is welcome to attend this drug and alcohol free event.

28th March 2012 – The Glen is extremly proud and excited to announce that we have won the ADAN (Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Network) Award for “Program of the Year”. This is a great achievement and recognition of all the hard work that the board, staff and volunteers have put in.

27th February 2012 – TAFE NSW has started up the computer course at The Annexe again for the semester. The clients at the Annexe are very lucky to be able to have access to some great computer teachers (Karen and Deb) and upskill their computer knowledge. This knowledge has in the past allowed clients to obtain entry into other fields of study and even the confidence to sit for their drivers license.

15th February 2012 – Clients and Staff from both rehabs are excited to have returned from a 3 day camping trip at Seal Rocks. Once again all clinets had an absolute ball fishing, swimming, surfing, kayacking and yarning. The only complaint has been that the trip wasnt long enough. It is an important part of our mission statement to show the boys how to have fun without drinking or drugging.

19th January 2012 – The Glen is excited to announce that the Hunter Valley Lifeline Service have helped supply The Glen Annexe with a Grief Counsellor on a needs basis. Mission Australia has helped with a trained gambling counsellor for the annexe. This is an important opportunity to for some clients who may have an underlying issue that has contributed to their drug and alcohol addictions.
The Glen and The Glen Annexe utilise the services of outside agencies to supply clients with help around:
Gambling counselling, Grief Counselling, Sexual assualt counselling, Financial Counselling and literacy tutoring.
By addressing these issues with trained professionals it is hoped the client can then concentrate and focus on also addressing the drug and alcohol addiction.

6th January 2012 – The Glen Centre is filling up fast again in the new year. If you are interested in entering our program read the information on the website and please ring the office on 02) 43886360.

23rd December 2011 – Merry Xmas to everyone from all staff and clients of The Glen. Have a safe and happy holiday.

17th December 2011 – The Glen centre would like to thank all stakeholders who help deliver our program to our clients: CENTRELINK, STATE DEBT RECOVERY, CHILD SUPPORT, BENEVOLANT SOCIETY, CENTRECARE, GA, AA, NA, CENTRAL COAST PROBLEM GAMBLING, HUNTER VALLEY FINANCIAL COUNSELLING, GOSFORD FINANCIAL COUNSELLING, COAST SHELTER, MISSION AUSTRALIA, SISTERS OF MERCY,ELANOR DUNCAN, TUGGERAH MEDICAL CENTRE, TAFE NSW, LIFELINE COUNSELLING SERVICES, AND OUR MANY VOLUNTEERS INCLUDING DEB AND ELAINE WHO TEACH LITERACY TO THE BOYS THAT NEED IT.

16th December 2011 – Coming up to christmas this can be a very stressful time for alot of people. Some of our clients will be missing their loved ones very much. The Glen makes an effort every year to balance the treatment needs of clients against the want to see family, friends and loved ones at this time of year.

15th December 2011 – The Glen (Chittaway) clients all attended the Tuggerah screening of ‘Our Generation’ tonight. The boys found the movie to be very thought provoking and worthwhile.

FAMILY FUNDAY 9TH DECEMBER 2011 – (Between 12 – 2:30pm) at The Glen at 50 Church Rd Chittaway. A celebration of the official opening of the Transitional House Program. All clients current and past are invited as well as families of current and past clients. Community members are encouraged to attend and find out first hand what we do at ‘The Glen’.

16th November 2011 – The boys from both of our centres were away camping at Seal Rocks last week for 3 days. The boys had a wonderful time swimming and fishing etc. The highlight of the trip was a bbq and meeting on thursday night that was attended by outsiders. Photos of the trip will be added to the website soon.

27th October 2011 – The Glen (Ngaimpe Aboriginal Corporation) has started the accreditation cycle today. We would like to take the opportunity to inform all of our stakeholders of this exciting opportunity for The Glen.

27th October 2011 – Feedback is welcome at The Glen from all stakeholders. This can include the general public, staff, clients and families of clients. There is a feedback form attached to the bottom of this page on our website and we encourage people to use it.

19th October 2011 – Well both rehabs have alot of guys completing this last week. The beds though are filling nice and quick.

9th October 2011 – All of our transition house guys now do at least one day per week volunteer work in the community. Currently most guys are volunteering at St Vinnies to help them rebuild after fire destroyed their wharehouse.

7th October 2011 – It has been another big week in both rehabs this week. It started off with State Debt visiting the Rothbury site and signing all the boys up to payment plans. This allows the the boys who have fines to have their RTA restrictions lifted and get their drivers license. We also had a lovely visit form Darren Webber (The member for Wyong). It was an absolute pleasure to have the opportunity to meet Darren and exchange some ideas with him.

29th September 2011 – Both rehabs are off to Newcastle today for The Koori AA meeting at Hamilton. That will be followed by a BBQ on the beach and a game of touch footy or cricket.

21st September 2011 – The Glen has been asked to supply some former clients to speak at The NSW FCAN conference about the positive apsects of the State Debt WDO scheme. The Glen has been one of the biggest supporters of this scheme. The scheme allows people in our transition program to have their State Debt balance reduced by a) going into transition house or b) volunteer work in the community. This is a great way to help people who are trying to change their life and the State Debt Recovery Office should be congratulated.

19th September 2011 – A big thanks to Deb who has started as a literacy tutor at The Annexe site in Rothbury today for the guys that need the help. Teaching someone to read and write is an empowering exercise. The Glen (Chittaway) has been lucky enough to have the services of Elaine and Julie as tutors for a while now. Earlier this year a client in The Glen succesfully obtained his drivers license at the age of 50. He had never had one because he couldnt read in the past (wow).

16th September 2011 – It has been a big week in both of the Glen Centres this week. We have had plenty of clients completing our program and moving back into the community. We also have some clients getting ready to take the next step into Transition House.
Transition House clients this week have started doing one day per week volunteer work in the community. Currently everyone is working at St Vincent De Paul warehouse in Gosford as it is under staffed after the Wyong warehouse burnt down. This has proven to be a positive experience for all involved and will allow transitional clients to get some work experience, confidence, skills and a work reference upon completion.

1st September 2011 – Both rehabs have enjoyed a round robin of indoor cricket and indoor soccer today. Clients from both rehabs were split up and mixed into 4 seperate teams. All particiapnts really enjoyed themselves and the return of some physical fitness during a clients stay in our program is an important part of their overall recovery. It is important also to remember that these days are about fun and fitness. Definately not about winning and losing.

29th August 2011 – Both rehabs enjoyed a great day in The Wolombi area and its surrounds looking at some of the Aboriginal Sacred Sites. Special thanks to Di from Cessnock for being our tour guide. This day was enoyed by all clients indigenous and non-indigenous and plays an important role in reconciliation.

26th August 2011 – It has been a good week at both rehabs with plenty of clients succesfully completing our program and moving back into the community and to their own families as active members. It is important to remember that when in our program the number one goal of the counselling staff is to empower clients. The goal is for the client to take charge of their own life. To take the power away from the drink and the drugs and to be responsible for their own actions. I have “OPTIONS TODAY”.

15th August 2011 – The Wyong Leagues Club group has kindly donated some money to The Glen Centre to start the implementation of a professional gambling service at our Chittaway site. This program will be implemented with the help of Central Coast Problem Gambling Service.
Both rehabs are looking forward to going on a tour of the local indigenous sites in the Wolombi region on the 29th August.

12th August 2011 – Special thanks to the girls from Wyong Court House who came out and shared some valuable information with the Chittaway boys today.
10th August – The boys from both rehabs participated in Hey Dad parenting program today. Parenting and relationships in general can become a victim of someones substance abuse problems. It is important in our program that we address these tough emotional issues and work through them. A good game of touch footy followed to blow off some steam.
The Glen has been lucky enough to get some funding through the Wyong Leagues club (through the CSDE scheme) to introduce a permanent Gambling counselling component to our program. This will be starting shortly.

3rd August 2011 – Both rehabs had an awesome day at The Hunter Connect Day at Broadmeadow. The boys were able to apply for free birth certificates through BDM. They also experienced free haircuts, massages and gained alot of valuable information regarding homelessness. The reality of addiction means alot of the clients at The Glen are at great risk of homelessness. These community days are a great way for people to connnect with all of the service providers out there in the area and to make sure they have a good deal of support around them when they are taking the step of moving out of our program.