Road to recovery starts from a women’s correction centre
We don’t have many resources in our part of the country. We are from a remote area of far North Queensland, known as the Cape to many Australians and home to approximately 31 tribes in our area of Cape York. Showing initiative, a simple half hour phone call a week to a women’s prison, offering support, guidance and counselling followed by an action plan with client’s goals and aspirations in preparation to return home to community and country. A community with many challenges, high risk situations and temptations for re-offending by going back to the grog and cannabis and the knowledge that you are about lose your kids to a foster home in another land until the age of 18 years of age.
Welcome to this presentation of love and courage, of tribulations, of pain and most of all – of a determined family who are well on the road to recovery, an inspiration to their own family, extended family, community and to us, the Torres and Cape ATODS and Mental Health Team in Weipa. A client’s perspective.