The South East’s prayers for a rehabilitation centre have been answered.
Joanna Life Skills Centre has recently been established near Naracoorte.
Owners Carol and Rob Coleman have been working to prepare the Centre for the official opening.
The Centre aims to provide a safe place for vulnerable people, where people can focus on themselves and their own recovery while learning basic life skills that they can use when they transition back into the general community.
The positive response from residents, has demonstrated the vital role the Centre can provide in the recovery process as well as complement existing services.
The relaxed rural environment of the Centre is the perfect place for people who are struggling but committed to making positive changes to improve their lives and who are willing to participate in life skills training which promotes personal resilience, self-confidence, self-esteem and enables people to enjoy an increased level of functioning.
Carol is an experienced mental health nurse who has worked extensively with complex clients and has seen many cases of people affected by mental illness and drug and alcohol issues.
Carol previously owned and operated a boarding house for vulnerable people and experienced the positive effect the environment along with support has on a person’s overall health and well-being.
Both Carol and Rob have always felt the need to support those who need it most.