The Glen Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre

In 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 and the human spirit. The Glen is evidence that dreams can come true. The Glen is proud to be a Central Coast based service that provides Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation opportunities for men (Indigenous and non-Indigenous from all over NSW). The Glen is the only male specific “Central Coast Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre”.

The founding motivation for The Glen was the suffering of the community at the hands of drugs and alcohol addiction. The Glen was and still is today, 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 behaviours.

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 proud to be an organisation that helps break down the barriers between Indigenous and noI-indigenous Australians and works towards reconciliation.

We 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.

Please refer to our intake criteria on our application page.

Our Motivation

  1. There has and continues to be an over representation of Indigenous Australians in the prison system.
  2. There are hazardous levels of use of alcohol and other substances by Indigenous Australians.
  3. There are lower levels of participation in education and employment by Indigenous Australians compared to the general population.

What is The Glen?

‘The Glen’ was established on disused land at Chittaway in 1994. This site is located on 16 hectares, and is now a modern rehabilitation facility that has 37 residential rehabilitation beds (including transition beds).

The Transition Houses (Halfway Houses for people who have completed our basic rehabilitation program) was established at the Chittaway site in 2010.

We are staffed by 13 full time, part time and casual staff and a team of volunteers. We’re a QIP accredited organisation and in 2015, set a national benchmark for health and community standards, by exceeding 6 of the standards.

The office at the Glen (4388 6360) is open from 8am to 3pm Monday – Friday. If you ring outside these times the phone may be answered by clients in the program and not staff members.