New beds for Carlisle treatment facility from Burswood Honda

Suzanne Caren and Claudio Mattiaccio with a certificate of appreciation at Burswood Honda.
Suzanne Caren and Claudio Mattiaccio with a certificate of appreciation at Burswood Honda.

TEN new beds have been purchased from Honda Foundation’s $10,000 donation to Mission Australia and are now in WA’s only residential rehabilitation facility for young people in Carlisle.

Drug and Alcohol Youth Service (DAYS) provides free and confidential services to young people at its East Perth premises and longer term treatment programs at its Carlisle facility.

The DAYS service is a partnership between Mission Australia and Next Step Drug and Alcohol Services, funded by the Mental Health Commission.

Mission Australia area manager Suzanne Caren said the $10,000 helped to further assist young people who experienced significant trauma and needed to reside in the three-month program.

“We’ve bought 10 brand new beds for young people to have treatment,” she said.

“Corporations like Honda providing opportunities for non-government organisations to have this kind of funding is outstanding.“Hopefully we’ll continue to work in the community for 150 years.”

Burswood Honda dealer principal Claudio Mattiaccio said the donation was a very small part in Mission Australian’s work.

“This is a whole community thing,” he said.

“We help a lot of organisations and this is the type of good work we support.”

Ms Caren said the community could assist Mission Australia through other means than financial support.

“Corporate volunteering is the type of service of support to the community, sometimes all we need is their time,” she said.

“It’s so important for people to support and continue providing young people with services of a high quality.”