Board members of Chittaway based men’s rehabilitation centre, The Glen, have reflected on the last 12 months of operations during their latest strategic planning meeting.
“Every year, The Glen holds a strategic planning session in May and reflects on our success and challenges from the past year,” said Glenn CEO, Joe Coyte.
“Looking back, it has been an incredible 12 months at The Glen, one of the greatest achievements being the announcement that The Glen will be receiving $9m to establish NSW’s first Aboriginal Community Controlled Rehabilitation Centre for women.
“It has been the combined effort and passion of the community that has made this happen, particularly every person that has been part of the Women’s Advisory Committee.
“However, the work does not end here and in fact, it is only just getting started and we’ll continue working with the community to ensure that this centre delivers a successful service to every single person who enters the program,” Coyte said.
Coyte also spoke about a number of program highlights and special events, both past and upcoming, facilitated by The Glen, including the organisation’s recent Reconciliation Cruise in Sydney, which coincided with the 2019 VIVID Festival.
“As the lights of Vivid shone behind us, we were greeted on Goat Island by the fire light from the smoking ceremony by, Shane Phillips, and his crew.
“The night of music was opened by The Glen and followed by unbelievable performances from, Mi-Kaisha, Kasey Chambers and Brandon Todd, and even a surprise performance from, Fletcher Pillon.
“It was a magical evening to remember,” Coyte said.
Upcoming events to look forward to at The Glen in July include The Glen Family Fun Day on July 11, and The Glen’s NAIDOC Day festivities and the Kikupa Cup on July 16.
Program highlights from the past year included The Glen Dance Crew, which has performed at multiple functions and events across the Central Coast and Greater Sydney area, and the newly formed, The Glen Running Crew, which connects The Glen program with the Terrigal Trotters running group for weekly exercise.
Newsletter, Jun 11
Joe Coyte, The Glen