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Sobering-up shelter (Nggangganawili Aboriginal Health Service)



Nggangganawili Aboriginal Health Service manages the sobering-up shelter in Wiluna, Western Australia. This service helps ensure people found intoxicated in public have access to a safe and culturally appropriate place to sober-up. The shelter provides access to a shower, clean bed, clothes laundering, and breakfast facilities. Clients using the facility are regularly monitored to ensure their safety.

Nggangganawili Aboriginal Health Service recognises the Western Australian alcohol and other drug sector quality framework in its operation of the sobering-up shelter and provides services in a manner consistent with the Strong spirit, strong mind: Western Australian Aboriginal alcohol and other drugs plan 2005-2009.

Abstract adapted from Nggangganawili Aboriginal Health Service


Richard Whittington
Cheif Executive Officer
Nggangganawili Aboriginal Health Service
1467 Thompson Street
PO Box 40
Wiluna WA 6646
Ph: (08) 9981 7063
Fax: (08) 9981 7029

Related publications

Drug and Alcohol Office (2005)

Strong spirit, strong mind: Western Australian Aboriginal Alcohol and Other Drugs Plan 2005-2009.

Perth: Drug and Alcohol Office, Government of Western Australia


Last updated: 1 April 2016
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