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Sobering up shelter (Yaandina Family Centre)

 

Overview

The Sobering-up shelter program, run by Yaandina Family Centre in Western Australia, was developed in response to the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (1987-1991). The shelter is a safe haven that provides 18 beds for community members over the age of 18 years, who are intoxicated and are at risk of harm, or who are engaging in antisocial behaviour. While the shelter does not supply counselling or medical attention, it acts as a referral service for clients, and will ensure that medical services are provided through the Roebourne Hospital.

Abstract adapted from Yaandina Family Centre Inc

Contacts

Roebourne Sobering-up Centre
11 Queen Street
PO Box 22
Roebourne WA 6718
Ph: (08) 9182 1172

Yaandina Family Centre Inc
51 Hampton Street
PO Box 228
Roebourne WA 6718
Ph: (08) 9182 1172
Fax: (08) 9182 1648
Email: info@yaandina.org

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Last updated: 22 July 2014
 
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