Good Hope Story

Good Hope Story

This is very likely one of the hardest stories I have ever given. I will take you back to the age of thirteen. This is where my addiction started even though it More »

WHOS Sunshine Coast Client reflection

WHOS Sunshine Coast Client reflection

I was born in Gladstone Qld on the 23/10/1979.  My mother and father separated when I was one year of age. Mum found a new boyfriend who was her partner til I More »

WHOS New Beginnings Client Story

WHOS New Beginnings Client Story

My life before I got to New Beginnings was very depressing. I was out of control in so many ways. I had recently moved back from Mt Isa and was in a More »

WHOS MTAR Client Story

WHOS MTAR Client Story

Prior to coming to WHOS MTAR my life was unmanageable to the extent where even going to the chemist to pick up my methadone was a struggle. I was stuck in a More »

WHOS Gunyah Client Story

WHOS Gunyah Client Story

I was surrounded by drugs from an early age. My father was addicted to drugs and there wasn’t many times I did not see him with a beer in hand or some More »

RTOD Client Male 35 years old – 110 mg Methadone

RTOD Client Male 35 years old – 110 mg Methadone

Before I thought about coming to WHOS RTOD I had done about 12 detox programs and thought every time I could stay clean myself. It took a long time to realize this More »

WHOS RTOD Client Female 35 years old – 130 mg Methadone

WHOS RTOD Client Female 35 years old – 130 mg Methadone

Life before WHOS RTOD was absolute hell for me. I have one sister who is alive and 2 brothers deceased. My father passed away last year and my mum is dying from More »

Hunter resident reflections

Hunter resident reflections

What it was like. At the age of 11 it was just natural to me that everyone used drugs, I thought nothing of it. I listened to everyone glorifying it so I More »

Sophie

Sophie

Hi, my name is Sophie and I am an alcoholic. I will be eternally grateful to the Therapeutic Community at Cyrenian House, my counsellor, my very wise sponsor,  my Higher Power, my More »

 

Awards

ATCA Awards were first introduced in 2008 and each year are presented to individuals and/or organisations that have provided dedicated and innovative leadership, thus enhancing the TC model of treatment for alcohol and other drug issues.  These comprise five categories:

  • ATCA Recognition Award
  • Significant Contribution Award – Individual
  • Significant Contribution Award – Program or Intervention
  • First Nations Innovation and Partnership Award – Organisational Award
  • Excellence in Research and Evaluation Award 

ATCA Award Catergories

ATCA Recognition Award
This award recognises the individuals who have made a contribution to the Therapeutic Community (TC) movement in Australasia over a period of ten years or more. The goal of this Award is to provide public recognition of the dedicated contribution by individuals to the Therapeutic Community movement, by a staff member or volunteer.

ATCA Individual Award
This award recognises the individuals who have made a significant contribution to the Therapeutic Community (TC) movement in Australasia over a considerable period of time. The goal of the Significant Contribution: Individual Award is to acknowledge and publicly recognise the exceptional work done by people who have worked tirelessly over a number of years to promote and develop the therapeutic community approach to treatment within the sector.

ATCA Significant Contribution Award
This award recognises an exemplary or commendable contribution to the Therapeutic Community (TC) movement in Australasia made by a program or intervention. Any TC treatment provider or intervention is eligible.

First Nations Innovation and Partnership Award. Therapeutic Community Movement in Australasia: Organisational Award
This award recognises organisations that have made a contribution to the Therapeutic Community (TC) movement in Australasia by way of innovation and forming Partnerships that make Therapeutic communities culturally safe and relevant to first nation’s people. 

The goal of this Award is to provide public recognition work done to include first nations peoples in the delivery of Therapeutic Community programs either by way of innovation or the formulation of partnerships that directly benefit First Nations residents.

Excellence in Research and Evaluation Award
Therapeutic Community research is essential to the development of effective and informed strategies to improve the lives of clients and residents accessing TC services and programs.  This award recognises the individuals, research teams and TCs that have contributed to evidence-based research and evaluation of TC services and programs.

Awardees in the category of ATCA Recognition Award receive a certificate, presented at the annual ATCA Conference or Symposium.

Winners in other categories receive an engraved glass trophy, presented at the annual ATCA Conference or Symposium.

ATCA Award Guidelines
Eligibility

  • The awards are only open to current members of ATCA and may include other organisations outside the membership with which ATCA organisational members have partnered
  • Nominations should be completed on the appropriate form for each category and all relevant sections of the nomination form(s) should be completed
  • Each nomination is restricted to one category
  • Should a program be nominated in more than one category by different nominators, clarification will be sought from the nominee as to the category in which they wish their nomination to be judged
  • To be eligible for nomination in the service, program or intervention category, the service, program or intervention is required to be in operation during the awards period
  • To be eligible for nomination in the individual category, the individual is required to be employed by the nominating agency/organisation at the time of nomination and when the awards are presented
  • Each nomination requires the endorsement of the Director/Chief Executive Officer of the identified agency/organisation and nominee
  • Any additional information (attachments) must accompany the appropriate nomination form(s) or be mailed to ATCA at the advertised address and be received by the advertised closing date

Judging

  • Nominations will be assessed by a panel of people appointed by the ATCA Board to judge each award
  • Awards will be judged according to the criteria outlined for each of the award categories
  • More than one award may be granted in each of the main categories, and all eligible nominees for the Recognition Award will be presented with a Certificate of Recognition
  • The judging panels also reserve the right to award a Certificate of Commendation for finalists in the Individual and Organisational categories

Terms and conditions

  • No feedback or discussion will be entered into regarding nominations and award results
  • Nominations can only be made in one category for an individual, service, program or intervention
  • Nominations must address each judging criteria. Applicants that fail to do so will not be considered
  • Nominees must agree to be nominated
  • All nominations, including any attachments, become the property of the event organisers (ATCA)
  • Event organisers reserve the right to publicise all nominations and entrants may be asked to participate in media interviews

Dr Lynne Magor-Blatch
Executive Officer
Australasian Therapeutic Communities Association

PO Box 464
YASS NSW 2582
M:+61 (0)422 904 040
E: [email protected]

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2017 ATCA Award Winners

First Nations Innovation and Partnership Award. Therapeutic Community Movement in Australasia: Organisational Award

In 2017 ATCA honoured two of its members in this category:

  • Odyssey House Victoria Women’s Koori Justice Program aims to “close the gap” for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples seeking support and intervention for addiction and associated issues. Initial successes in the program’s Circuit Breaker program showed 20% of the population were Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, and these residents were making up 25% of program completions. This compared with 2% Aboriginal engagement in all other programs across the organisation.

Consultation with Aboriginal community elders and the employment of suitably qualified and respected individuals, lead to the development of an Aboriginal Advisory Group and Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group, ratified in 2013, and in 2017, the organisation has submitted its “Stretch RAP”.

The organisation has collaborated widely, they have engaged in professional development and addressed a range of AOD health related issues and have increased the number of Aboriginal service users across the whole organisation.

  • Goldbridge and The Henderson first established a partnership in 2014, which included individual mentoring sessions to identify strengths and awareness for the future. This was further developed in 2016 to provide a unique support program to First Nation’s people leaving prison and in 2017, this partnership has further expanded through the work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are undertaking sentences within Gatton Correctional Facility, linking them with the TC’s many services for support for AOD issues on release.

The establishment of an Advisory Group has assisted in this work, providing objective clinical and program advice to ensure residents are receiving culturally secure advice and support.

Excellence in Research and Evaluation: Therapeutic Community Research Award

  • WHOS; Illawarra Institute for Mental Health, University of Wollongong; and NDARC, University of New South Wales formed a partnership across three organisations, including two university-based research institutes, to improve the capacity of people living with co-occurring mental illness, establishing a program of research at the commencement of the project. The longitudinal action research designed study aimed to:
  1. Identify the capacity of TCs to address co-occurring mental illness; and
  2. Identify and articulate implementation strategies that can guide improvements in the way that TCs respond to mental illness comorbidities.

Throughout the study, the group addressed a number of secondary outcomes including identification of health needs, such as smoking, healthy lifestyles and health literacy.  The team has now completed seven annual reviews across the 9-year project.  The use of the DDCAT has shown the organisation is Dual Diagnosis Capable, and is a world-first in the TC context, leading to both publications and conference presentations.

Significant Contribution to the Therapeutic Community Movement in Australasia: Program, Service or Intervention

In 2017, after due consideration, the judges agreed to highly commend a program that has made a long-term commitment to Harm Reduction, and to the education and promotion of wellbeing, healthy lifestyle and harm reduction initiatives across the six TCs that come under the organisation’s umbrella:  

  • The WHOS Harm Reduction Program has made a progressively expanding commitment to harm reduction commencing in 1986 in step with the Commonwealth Government’s Harm Minimisation approach to the Drug Strategy. Education is essential to ensure the message of safe drug use and safe sex is being received by the clients accessing the organisation’s services. There is an emphasis on overdose prevention and Harm Reduction Workers are allocated to each service and nursing staff oversee onsite clinics, liaising with community GPs, Sexual Health Services and BBV services.

Significant Contribution to Therapeutic Community Organisational Development –  Individual Award

In 2017, we recognised the work of one individual whose contribution to the development and growth of the TC model within his own organisation has been significant:

  • Brian Holt, Therapy and Operations Manager, Odyssey House New South Wales has been working in Odyssey House residential services for the past 25 years. He is a senior graduate of the residential program who commenced his employment with Odyssey in a therapist role in 1992. In 1996, he was appointed to the role of Coordinator at the Admissions and Referral Centre, and after 9 years moved to the position of Manager of the Odyssey House Admissions and Referral Centre and Withdrawal Unit.  In 2005, the Withdrawal Unit was presented with the Excellence in Treatment Award at the National Awards.  In 2010, with a number of organisational changes being made, the recipient of this award moved into a new position overseeing three departments across two treatment sites and in 2015, he assumed a new role managing the Therapy department.

Brian demonstrates his ongoing commitment and support to residents in treatment as he embraces the ethos of the Therapeutic Community with integrity and passion.  He is a living inspiration to Odyssey House staff and residents and over the years has provided support to approximately 15,500 clients.

Honorary Life Membership

In 2017, the ATCA Board agreed to expand the ATCA Affiliate membership category and establish Honorary Life Membership, which may be granted to an individual in recognition of commitment and services rendered to the Association and its membership.

Each nomination for Honorary Life Membership must be considered on its merits and the following principles considered in granting Honorary Life Membership:

  • Honorary Life Membership is a great honour.
  • It is not considered as a competitive process.
  • Nominees must be considered individually and on their personal attributes, achievements, commitment and contribution to the Therapeutic Community model and to the Association and its membership.
  • Honorary Life Membership is reserved for those whose contribution goes beyond the ordinary for an extended period of time.

In 2017, ATCA honoured two individuals who have had long and active membership of ATCA and the ATCA Board.  They have demonstrated significant contribution to the Association and in the national, state and territory arenas that has furthered the position of the Association and its membership.

Barry Evans and James Pitts were honoured for their significant and considerable contribution to the Association and its members over more than 30 years.

 

 ATCA Recognition Award

In 2014, sixteen awards were made in this category to people who have provided more than 10 years’ service to the TC movement in Australia and New Zealand. The ATCA congratulates the following people:

  • Katharine Manning – Turning Point, Gold Coast Recovery Services
  • Lani Time – Program Manager, Gold Coast Recovery Services
  • Pat Harvey – Team Leader, Gold Coast Recovery Services
  • Tony Murray – Support Worker, Fairhaven’s Withdrawal Unit and Bridge Program
  • Traci Wilkins – Senior Case Worker, The Salvation Army William Booth House
  • Ben Williams – Chair, Goldbridge Board
  • Dr Morgan O’Brien – Member Goldbridge Board
  • Maureen Oldfield – Member of the Goldbridge Board
  • Barbara Hill – Treasurer and Accounts Manager Goldbridge Board
  • Toni Eachus – Operations Manager, Goldbridge
  • Janina Lace – Yoga and Meditation Instructor Goldbridge
  • Marie-Claire Manganaro-Sclater – TC Team Leader Goldbridge
  • Ralph Fletcher – volunteer supervisor Goldbridge
  • John Bartlett – Founder and CEO, Fresh Hope
  • Karen Bartlett – Founder, Fresh Hope
  • Jessica Walshe – Clinical Manager, Odyssey House Victoria

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2016 ATCA Award Winners

First Nations Innovation and Partnership Award. Therapeutic Community Movement in Australasia: Organisational Award

  • Drug and Alcohol Services Association (DASA) Alice Springs Indigenous Outreach Program.
    Excellence in Research and Evaluation: Therapeutic Community Research Award

2016 was the first year this award was presented, and judges congratulated all nominees for their high standard of work in this area.  Two of the nominations stood out and were considered a credit to the vibrant work that is happening within ATCA.  Both organisations demonstrated and sustained an impressive and varied amount of research.  Both nominations are persuasive in terms of narrative and story, as well as empirically robust.  Overall, their client work and research amount to a formula for winning hearts and minds.  The case for the awards is strong and finely presented.

Excellence in Research and Evaluation: Therapeutic Community Research Award

  • The Salvation Army Recovery Services and Illawarra Institute for Mental Health, University of Wollongong Research Partnership Executive Team: Mr Gerard Byrne, Major Rick Hoffman, Prof Frank Deane, and Dr Peter Kelly.
  • Highly CommendedHigher Ground Research Committee, in association with Julian King Associates

Significant Contribution to the Therapeutic Community Movement in Australasia: Program, Service or Intervention

  • The Endeavour Dual Diagnosis Bridge Program
  • Highly Commended: Cyrenian House for the development and implementation of the Residential Pathways Program

Special Award for Leadership and Innovation

  • James Pitts

James has provided leadership and innovation to the TC sector over more than 32 years.  He has been a giant in our field, who has made a significant contribution to the lives of over 30,000 people.  The list of committees, Boards and expert groups on which he has served is long – and he has received a number of honours and awards over his long career.  He was a founding member of ATCA and has significantly expanded the benefit of the Therapeutic Community environment for people seeking recovery from addiction.

He has been a long-time advocate of the Therapeutic Community model of treatment and is highly regarded for his innovation and expertise in this field.  We will miss him as he retires from the sector, although we hope this will herald a new opportunity for him to support others within the sector to maintain fidelity in the TC model in their own services.

In 2016, ATCA was proud to honour someone who has an outstanding list of contributions over a lifetime of achievement.

ATCA Recognition Award

In 2016, 20 awards were made in this category to people who have provided more than 10 years’ service to the TC movement in Australia and New Zealand. ATCA congratulates the following people:

  • Wendy Shannon – Cyrenian House from 2002 to 2008 and Palmerston from 2011.
  • Craig Stephens– Centre Manager of the Dooralong Transformation Centre
  • Bernie Muendel– Program Director at The Dooralong Transformation Centre
  • Janet Rees– Dooralong Transformation Centre
  • Jacqui Kelly– Senior Case Worker at The Dooralong Transformation Centre
  • Lorraine Fulton– Dooralong Transformation Centre
  • Mykel Carlson– Case Worker at The Dooralong Transformation Centre
  • Phil Bowers– Case Worker at The Dooralong Transformation Centre
  • Sam Brammall– Case Worker at The Dooralong Transformation Centre
  • Gerard Byrne – Operations Manager for The Salvation Army Recovery Services, which has services in NSW, QLD and the ACT.
  • Angie Keir – Karralika Programs in the ACT and more recently with Canberra Recovery Services.
  • Greg Driscoll – Team Leader at the Canberra Recovery Services.
  • Mel Stott – Ted Noffs Foundation
  • Kieran Palmer – Chief Clinical Officer/Psychologist Ted Noffs Foundation
  • Marg Lacy – Assessment and Intake worker, YSAS Birribi.
  • Kevin McGuigan – Property Worker, YSAS Birribi
  • Damian Philp – Manager, YSAS Birribi
  • Mette Hemmingsen – Residential Youth Worker, YSAS Birribi
  • Donna Stevens – YSAS Birribi
  • Patricia Serratore – YSAS Birribi

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2015 ATCA Award Winners

Significant Contribution to the Therapeutic Community Movement in Australasia: Program, Service or Intervention

In 2015, the judging panel agreed to award two nominees in this category:

  • The WHOS New Beginnings Program has a demonstrated history of utilising and building best practice for women specific AOD work, using group work, supportive counselling, women’s health support and education, stress management skills development and referral.

Relationship issues, parenting, self-esteem building, social and communication skills, assertiveness skills training and boundary setting are all important areas for this TC service, which can accommodate up to 24 women at any given time.

  • The Alcohol and Drug Treatment Courtproject is an innovative and collaborative therapeutic jurisprudence pilot project, which has been established between the New Zealand Ministry of Health and Ministry of Justice. The treatment component is accomplished through a strong network between three providers: Odyssey Auckland as Lead Provider, Higher Ground and the Salvation Army. The network has a strong working relationship with the court.

From a treatment perspective, the network between the providers comprises dedicated case management and peer support, and a wrap-around model of support which ensures continuity of care in an individualized format.

Significant Contribution to the Therapeutic Community Movement in Australasia by an Individual

In 2015, the Awards Committee made two awards in this category:

  • Rawiri Pene is a fantastic ambassador for the therapeutic community treatment movement and his work has been significant in propelling Higher Ground (Auckland, New Zealand) forward in working towards a fully bi-cultural program. In addition to his work at Higher Ground, Rawiri also provides the Pou Oranga role for the Alcohol and other Drug Treatment Court Network. In this role, he plays a significant part in the reduction of Maori being missed by the system and ending up in prison. He works tirelessly with many organisations to help Maori and others gain access to appropriate treatment.
  • Lance Jefferys works with the Department of Corrections, Hawkes Bay Regional Prison. From the commencement of his association with the therapeutic model of treatment, Lance has had a passion for the TC as a method of treatment within the prison setting.

His achievements are many and include: Implementation of a 60 beds Drug Treatment Unit (DTU) in collaboration with CareNZ staff; and a 6 months TC Program for Mainstream Prisoners with addiction problems; Joint proposing and opening of the 30 bed Short Term Intensive (STI) DTU TC in July 2012 for segregated prisoners; Stimulated, initiated and facilitated Staff in learning about the model and making it a daily practice; Integration of three circles (Corrections, CareNZ, and Prisoners) on a daily basis; Supporting colleague PCOs in how to facilitate and lead a TC unit from Corrections’ point of view; Using the TC model to stimulate and motivate prisoners towards change; and Using creativity, boundaries and working together with staff and prisoners.


ATCA Recog
nition Award

In 2015, three awards were made in this category to people who have provided more than 10 years’ service to the TC movement in Australia and New Zealand. ATCA congratulates the following people:

  • Andrew Hick(Odyssey Vic)
  • James Kolose(Higher Ground, Auckland)
  • Zarina Norohna-Smith(Odyssey, Auckland)

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2014 ATCA Award Winners

Significant Contribution to the Therapeutic Community Movement in Australasia: Program, Service or Intervention

In 2014, the judging panel awarded two nominees in this category and highly commended a third:

  • TheRick Hammersley Centre Therapeutic Community for Improved AOD Treatment Services to GLBTIQ Consumers was highly commended as a program that is making a real difference in breaking down the barriers by creating a culture which fosters continuous quality improvement through staff and consumer participation. This includes building a culture within the organisation that supports GLBTIQ people both at a governance, human resource, and program element levels.
  • WHOS Opioid Treatment Programand The Rick Hammersley Centre Mixed Gender Program and Madjitil Moorna Choir of Aboriginal Reconciliation were jointly awarded for their Significant Contribution to the Therapeutic Community Movement in Australasia.
  • A number of TCs are now embarking on the important program area of combining medically assisted treatments within the TC environment. The WHOS Opioid Treatment Programis acknowledged as the leader in this area of treatment, operating two TCs – the WHOS Residential Treatment of Opioid Dependence (RTOD) stabilisation program and the WHOS Methadone to Abstinence Residential (MTAR) reduction program. Expansion of OTP services in 2013 included the Newcastle Day Program, family and aftercare support and onsite dispensing of OST. WHOS OTP Services have been at the in-service provision since 1999.
  • The Rick Hammersley Centre Mixed Gender Program and Madjitil Moorna Choir of Aboriginal Reconciliation was also recognised within this award category. The Madjitil Moorna Choir has been established to develop Partnerships to enable Aboriginal People to connect back to Community.

This innovative partnership provides an avenue for Aboriginal People seeking treatment for their AOD issues to connect back into community in healthy, life affirming ways. Aboriginal residents who attend the choir learn how to sing in Noongar language, perform at public events, and can take up administrative and coordinating roles within the choir upon completion of treatment.

Lead by award-winning Aboriginal songwriters, Madjitil Moorna has performed at major cultural events throughout metropolitan and regional Western Australia. The most recent performance by Aboriginal People in treatment at the TC with Madjitil Moorna was at the 2014 Perth International Arts Festival and at St Georges Cathedral for the NAIDOC Week celebrations.

Significant Contribution: Individual Award

In 2014, this award was made to three people who have made a significant contribution to the TC movement in Australasia over a considerable period of time:

Barry Evans has had a long association with the ATCA and The Buttery, beginning in 1983 when he joined the team at The Buttery as the Art Therapist and counsellor. In 1987 Barry moved into management, and was offered the position of Director in 1988, a position he held until his retirement from The Buttery in July 2014.

Barry was one of the founding members of the ATCA and has worked diligently since that time to maintain and develop the TC method of treatment. In particular, he has spearheaded the association’s work in the development of the ATCA Standard, and it is therefore very fitting that he will be maintain some of this work – even in his “so called” retirement.

Barry has been Director and Chair of the ATCA Board over a number of years, has served on the NADA Board and has been an active member of a number of organisations in the Northern Rivers. In 2009, Barry was inducted into the National Drug and Alcohol Awards Honour Roll.

Wesley Noffs entered the field in 1986 as manager of Life Education Australia, and in 1987 after his father, Ted Noffs, suffered a massive stroke, Wes took up the leadership role of that organisation. By 1990 it was evident that Youth Treatment was an under-resourced area, if not, non-existent. Wes, together with his wife, Amanda, felt compelled to focus on evidence-based treatment and turned the Wayside Foundation into the Ted Noffs Foundation.

Wes has had a long-term commitment to evidence based, accountable and accessible services for young people and has guided Ted Noffs through changes which have impacted on the AOD, youth and related fields as a whole, providing an ever-improving benchmark for good practice and accountability. Ted Noffs now works collaboratively across Australia to provide outreach evidence based, specialised care to rural, urban, indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse youth and their families.

In 1999 the Ted Noffs Awards were established to honour outstanding individual and organisational contributions in the AOD field and in 2003, and these were followed the National Drug and Alcohol Awards as a collaboration between Ted Noffs, the Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia (ADCA), the Australian Drug Foundation (ADF) and the Australian National Council on Drugs (ANCD).

Mandy Noffs has 45 years management experience, and in 1988 joined the Life Education Centre as Public Relations Officer. In 1990 Mandy joined Wes and turned the Wayside Foundation into Ted Noffs Foundation. Since 1990 she has played a critical role in the ongoing development of Ted Noffs Foundation and its programs. Amanda was the Chief Operating Officer up until July 2014.

Mandy has also served as a Board member of the Network of Alcohol & Other Drugs Agencies (NADA) and as a Board Member of Greenpeace Asia Pacific, and alongside Wes has pioneered rehabilitation services for adolescents in Australia and is proud to have built an organisation that continues to grow and help young people in need.

ATCA is fortunate to have had these three pioneers leading the way over a number of years, and fortunately it seems that we will be able to retain their expertise and knowledge for a little while yet from a true ‘retirement’.

On behalf of the membership, we extend congratulations and appreciation for the commitment of Barry, Wes and Mandy.

 ATCA Recognition Award

In 2014, nineteen awards were made in this category to people who have provided more than 10 years’ service to the TC movement in Australia and New Zealand. The ATCA congratulates the following people:

  • Annette D’amore(Odyssey Vic)
  • Barry Daley(WHOS)
  • David Thornton(Windana)
  • Debi Ingram (Odyssey House NSW)
  • Dennis Humphrys(Palmerston)
  • Derek Dunworth(WHOS)
  • Elaine King(Palmerston)
  • Ian O’Brien (Cyrenian House)
  • Ian Porter (Palmerston)
  • Kerrie Lloyd(WHOS)
  • Lea Griffiths(Odyssey House NSW)
  • Min Ni (WHOS)
  • Peter Townsend(WHOS)
  • Rhonda Rooklyn(WHOS)
  • Richard Hillas-Brown(Karralika Programs)
  • Robert Phelps(WHOS)
  • Scott Parker(WHOS)
  • Steve Hocking(WHOS)
  • Troy German(WHOS)

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2013 ATCA Award Winners

In recognition of a Significant Contribution to the Therapeutic Community Movement in Australasia by a program, service or intervention

  • The Salvation Army – Bridge Program

In Recognition of a Significant Contribution to the Therapeutic Community Movement in Australasia by an individual

  • Major David Pullen – The Salvation Army Recovery Services

In recognition of 10 years’ service to the Therapeutic Community Movement

  • Jennifer Hamilton – Clinical Coordinator Mixed Gender Program, Cyrenian House
  • Linda Santiago – Saranna Program, Cyrenian House

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2012 ATCA Award Winners

In recognition of a Significant Contribution to the Therapeutic Community Movement in Australasia by a program, service or intervention

  • Palmerston Association Farm Therapeutic Community– Chiropractic Program.
  • Cyrenian House– for the ongoing development of Cultural Competency within the context of the mainstream TC.

 In Recognition of a Significant Contribution to the Therapeutic Community Movement in Australasia by an individual

  • Charlie Blatch – Goldbridge – for his significant service to the TC sector over the past 40 years.

 In recognition of 10 years’ service to the Therapeutic Community Movement

  • Miekel Rose – Karralika Program, ACT
  • Christine Tamsett – The Salvation Army Recovery Services, Qld
  • Graham Tamsett – The Salvation Army Recovery Services, Qld
  • Ian Lewis – Odyssey House, Vic
  • Scott Warrington – The Salvation Army Recovery Services, ACT
  • Jacqui Warrington – The Salvation Army Recovery Services, ACT
  • Pat Williams – Odyssey House, Auckland NZ

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2011 ATCA Award Winners

In recognition of a Significant Contribution to the Therapeutic Community Movement in Australasia by a program, service or intervention

  • Saranna Women’s and Children’s Program – Cyrenian House WA

In Recognition of a Significant Contribution to the Therapeutic Community Movement in Australasia by an individual

  • Carol Daws – Cyrenian House WA
  • Murray Sutton – Mirikai, Gold Coast Drug Council Qld
  • James Macgregor – Mirikai, Gold Coast Drug Council Qld

 In recognition of 10 years’ service to the Therapeutic Community Movement

  • Kelvin Dargan – Banyan House NT

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2009 ATCA Award Winners

 In recognition of a Significant Contribution to the Therapeutic Community movement in Australasia by a program, service or intervention

  • Alcohol & Other Drug Foundation ACT (ADFACT) – Early Birds Project
  • The Ted Noffs Foundation – Program for Adolescent Life Management (PALM)

In recognition of a Significant Contribution to the Therapeutic Community Movement in Australasia by an individual

  • Gerard Byrne – Salvation Army Recovery Services
  • Kim Fleming – Karralika, ADFACT

 In recognition of 10 years’ service to the Therapeutic Community Movement

  • Tony Murray – Salvation Army Gold Coast Recovery Services
  • Lani Time – Salvation Army Gold Coast Recovery Services
  • Scott Drummond – Odyssey House Victoria
  • Laura Petrie – Odyssey House Victoria
  • Geoff Summers – Odyssey House Victoria
  • Therese Power – Karralika Karuna, ADFACT

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2008 ATCA Award Winners

In recognition of a Significant Contribution to the Therapeutic Community Movement in Australasia by a program, service or intervention

  • Alcohol & other Drug Foundation ACT (ADFACT) – Karralika Karuna Program
  • Palmerston Farm Vocational Program
  • Higher Ground Rehabilitation Trust

In Recognition of a significant contribution to the Therapeutic Community Movement in Australasia by an individual

  • Johnny Dow – Higher Ground Rehabilitation Trust
  • Kay Welsh – Odyssey House Victoria
  • Meridy Calnin – Odyssey House Victoria
  • Lynne Magor-Blatch – ADFACT Karralika

In recognition of 10 years’ service to the Therapeutic   Community movement:

  • Pam McKenna – Palmerston
  • Trevor Doig – The Salvation Army
  • Dawn Bainbridge – ADFACT Karralika
  • Susan Cordeiro – Odyssey House McGrath Foundation
  • Melissa Cranfield – Odyssey House McGrath Foundation
  • Shirley Wilson – Windana