The Aboriginal Sobriety Group (ASG) Inc is a not-for-profit organisation providing care and support to individuals, families and communities who wish to lead a drug and alcohol-free lifestyle. They provide culturally appropriate pathways away from grief, loss, trauma and abusive lives. Additional services to the organisation include; homelessness support, assisting in early intervention and prevention, crisis accommodation, intensive tenancy support, outreach support and waitlist support.
Intract Australia’s General Manager of Southern Australia, John Briggs has created a joint partnership with Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) SA and with the Department of Industry & Skills (DIS) to help fund and facilitate the Aboriginal Sobriety Group’s participants training.
Through the partnership, the Buildings Pathways Project was created, which takes a proactive approach to providing the participants with a sense of purpose and wellbeing, as well as, accredited skill sets in general civil construction. This will be during the back filling of old dams on site to create a level deck for future use.
The project is based on the need for land redevelopment at ASG and John’s strong desire to provide the participants with long-term skills, motivation and purpose throughout their rehabilitation process and beyond their time at ASG and their graduation.
John hopes that the skills, qualifications, confidence and support gained throughout this project, will encourage a positive transition for those involved, will see the participants transition back into the community and will see an increase in employment opportunities with the proposed skills learnt.
The Aboriginal Sobriety Group are also launching their Women’s Rehabilitation House of Hope on Wednesday 13th of June at their facilities in Monarto, South Australia.
You can play a vital role in increasing the number of services provided to the Aboriginal Sobriety Group’s participants. Click on the link below to donate and show your support to help the participants live better lifestyles directly.
Or if you want to offer in-kind support other then money, this would also be welcomed. For example new gym equipment for their health and wellbeing as well as tools for wood working, farming or civil use etc. To do so, please contact John Briggs for assistance in delivery of goods to Monarto, he can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Left to Right: James Aulich, Melissa Ekberg, John Briggs, Joe Silvestri and Reg Carruthers.