Chance to step up and recover

Program development and counsellor Amy Leeder with operations co-ordinator Mark Brown, program participant Luke Bos, Joondalup MLA Emily Hamilton and operations manager Spencer Nicholls.
Program development and counsellor Amy Leeder with operations co-ordinator Mark Brown, program participant Luke Bos, Joondalup MLA Emily Hamilton and operations manager Spencer Nicholls.

AN ordinary, well-kept house in a quiet street was the setting for Joondalup MLA Emily Hamilton to present a Lotterywest grant to Tenacious House, a help and recovery centre for men.

The house offers participants such as Luke Bos a base from which to go to work or study and develop a sense of belonging.

Of the $35,181 grant, $5000 paid for furnishing the home, while the bulk of the money will be used to develop a strategic plan for Tenacious House to improve its services.

These services include health education, exercise, work, counselling, and equine therapy to give men essential life skills such as anger management, goal setting, personal financial management, effective communication and the development of positive self-esteem.

“Tenacious House has been life changing for me,” Mr Bos said.

“If it wasn’t for their program I’d be at best in jail or else dead.”