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 »

 

Fresh Hope Association

Fresh Hope Association

Phone: 1300557103
Fax: (07) 46 982300
PO Box 485
TOOWOOMBA QLD, 4350
Email: [email protected]
Web Address: www.freshhope.org

‘Fresh Hope’ is a non-profit community based organisation with a family-orientated rehabilitation program designed for mothers and their children who have become dependent on the use of drugs and alcohol as a coping mechanism in response to crises in their lives.
Fresh Hope is a Therapeutic Community.
As a residential rehabilitation home and the only home in Queensland that allows mothers to keep their children with them while accessing rehabilitation, Fresh Hope provides a safe haven for mothers and their children as well as strengthening the family bond.
Presently in Queensland, if a mother has a substance abuse problem she must either hand her children over to her family or they give them up to the Department of Child Safety when she enters a residential centre. Fresh Hope holds the view that giving the children to others not only adds to a mother’s struggle to be rehabilitated, but also causes unnecessary trauma for the child. Kept together, there are benefits for both mother and child, enabling both parties to form attachments that have often never been known previously.
Fresh Hope works with both the mothers and their children in the areas of counselling, attachments and life skills.
Fresh Hope is breaking the Generational Cycle by empowering mothers to develop a drug free, healthy lifestyle, enabling them to parent more effectively thereby providing ‘Fresh Hope’ to a generation who through drug or alcohol abuse, had lost hope.