Aug. 21, 2020, 5 p.m.
As District Health Boards around the country continue to struggle with drug and alcohol addiction and the need for support from those battling their addictions increases, a seed of hope can be found growing in Kaikohe.
The Whakaoranga Whānau Recovery Hub is a drug and alcohol recovery programme led by recovering addicts for anyone who wants to start the journey on the road to recovery. It is not a clinical program, but one that provides wrap-around support from those that have lived experience.
Started by Jane Beamsley just before the Level Four Lockdown, she used an inheritance to pay forward all of the support she received on her journey to recovery. The program currently doesn't receive any funding and is run by volunteers, aroha and koha.
WATCH THE STORY ABOVE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Due to the high demand on the hub, more support is needed ~ if you can help, find them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Whakaoranga-whanau-recovery-hub-101434398164748/