How Does Shalom House Work?
About the Program
Our focus is on bringing restoration to the lives of men, women and families in our community. We offer a holistic rehabilitation program while ensuring that our residents function actively within the community. Our program is practical and hands on.
Empowering Transformation Through Choices
We offer our services to anyone with a life-controlling issue, whether it be an addiction to substances such as drugs and alcohol or people with anxiety, fear or emotional trauma. At Shalom House our residents always come first in the service we provide, we do whatever we can to provide a safe place for them to do what they need to do.
Shalom House is a working rehabilitation centre.
All residents agree to work Monday to Friday for the duration of their stay. The type of work they do at Shalom varies greatly from plumbing, gardening, painting, welding, tree lopping, carpentry, landscaping and tiling for the men to our recently opened Cafe and bags of rags business for our women. At Shalom House residents learn to apply life-changing skills in their day to day interactions and activities. Not only do we teach our residents various trade skills that are listed above, but also decision-making skills, problem-solving, communication and anger management.
You are where you are because of your choices, no one can change you except you.
We all face circumstances that we did or did not create and we all must choose how we will respond. Therefore, you are where you are because of your choices. To help identify what those choices are and how you can change, at Shalom House we provide a safe place for you to do what you need to do in your personal rehabilitation journey with our guidance and support 100% of the way.
If a person, however, believes that a lie is true, then that lie becomes their truth.
Often the lie people believe can be one of the root causes for the person’s problems. Lies people believe about themselves can come from broken relationships, family breakdown, trauma or addiction, just to name a few. We work with residents in identifying the issues or root causes that lead them down the road to addiction. Once they are identified, we apply the skills to deal with the issues uncovered. These skills include communication, dealing with conflict, saying ‘no’ to temptation, trust, honesty, patience, humility and faith.
Cost of the Program
Are you presently receiving Centrelink payments?
Do you possess 100 points of identification?
The 5 Stages of Shalom House Program
When the resident has demonstrated that they are capable of living free from the program and feels ready to graduate from Shalom they make an application that asks the resident why they feel ready. We will asses each application and speak with the resident to make sure that a support network is present and that they are set up to fully succeed. We take many things into consideration when approving an application to leave our program. What we want to see is that they are putting into practice everything they were taught at Shalom and being a productive member of the society that they have now entered back into. When we graduate a person, we are saying that not only do we support and honour them in what they have achieved but also that we are confident that they will not go back to their old ways.
The resident’s graduation is done in the presence of their peers and family and is a major event in the Shalom family. After graduation, the resident is so well connected in their community and has a network of friends, mentors, counsellors and family that life simply carries on with a sense of achievement and purpose.