Shalom House founder nominated in WA Australian of the Year Awards


Peter Lyndon-James.
Peter Lyndon-James.

SHALOM House founder and manager Peter |Lyndon-James has been nominated as a finalist in this year’s WA Australian of the Year Awards.

Mr Lyndon-James is the manager and full-time volunteer at the Henley Brook rehabilitation centre and helps to restore the lives of men with addiction.

A former addict himself for more than 20 years, Mr Lyndon-James offers a holistic rehabilitation program that focuses on the whole person to bring restoration to all areas of the resident’s life.

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This includes finances, relationships, employment, education and training for the future to both men and married couples, while actively functioning in the community.

Shalom House houses up to 60 men at a time, volunteers liaising with welfare organisations, counsellors and families, while teaching leadership, communication skills, and how to respect authority, others and themselves.

Mr Lyndon-James visits schools to educate children on the importance of smart life choices, explores drug addiction on radio, and is on call day and night for those trying to save themselves or a loved one from addiction.

The winners will be announced on November 20.