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Hope Community Services wins partnership award

Date posted: 9 May 2016

Aboriginal alcohol and other drug (AOD) workers from across Western Australia celebrated the 2016 Strong Spirit Strong Mind Awards on Friday, 29 April, and Hope Community Services was among the organisations to receive recognition from the Western Australian Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies (WANADA). Hope, along with Bega Garnubirringu Aboriginal Corporation and Goldfields Rehabilitation Services (GSRI), were awarded the Partnership award for their collaborative efforts in the Goldfields region.

'It is such a good acknowledgement that each service puts into supporting Aboriginal people with drugs and alcohol issues,' said Chelsea Hunter, Hope's Goldfields Regional Manager.

The award recognised the benefit of a Family yarning group, set up by Bega and expanded on with the support of Hope and GRSI, which provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and young people with a safe place to speak about AOD concerns and seek appropriate help.

'Aboriginal workers in the alcohol and other drug sector are highly valued for their cultural knowledge and their commitment to the community,' said WANADA Chief Executive Officer, Jill Rundle.

The Strong Spirit Strong Mind Awards and the 2016 Aboriginal Alcohol and Other Drug Worker forum were hosted by the WA Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies (WANADA), Milliya Rumurra Aboriginal Corporation and the Aboriginal Alcohol and Drug Service, with support from the WA Mental Health Commission and Lotterywest.

Source: Hope Community Services

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Last updated: 11 May 2016
 
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