Hon Judi Moylan

Funding to help Wheatbelt families coping with drug use

Member for Pearce Judi Moylan today welcomed the announcement of $3.6 million in Australian Government funding for 13 organisations across Australia, which includes $182,500 for Northam. The Holyoake Australian Institute for Alcohol and Drug Addiction Resolutions (Wheatbelt) will receive $182,500 through the National Drug Strategy – Strengthening and Supporting Families Coping with Illicit Drug Use (Strengthening Families) Measure. The institute, through its Northam base, will implement the Family Support Worker Project. The project will provide Wheatbelt families with access to the project. The project will provide a mobile parent/adolescent/family worker for a two year period to educate, support and provide interventions for families affected by drug use. The Family Support Worker will work with parents to assist young people to cease drug use or harm minimisation strategies. “The Strengthening Families measure is an early intervention family-focused part of the wider National Illicit Drug Strategy and is specifically directed towards family support rather than the health, education or criminal aspects of the main strategy.”

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