Thank you Foundation 61 for bringing me back from my lowest point in my life, bringing me out of there. For giving me back my self worth, hope and confidence.
This is a wonderful place to help the loved ones that we can no longer help.
Great service all men’s rehabilitation. With so man years experience. Foundation 61 is a calm and accepting community that aids recovery and values the human condition.
I learnt the importance of routine and who I was meant to be as a man. The program created structure for my life on the outside, helped me to become job ready and helped me grow in maturity and mental toughness.
If it wasn’t for Foundation 61 I would never have realised that could have a fulfilling happy life without drugs.
Foundation 61 was the beginning of something special for me. April 2018 I walked through the gates with no Idea what I got myself into. One thing I did know was the fact that I saved my life.
I spent 7 months at Foundo and it changed my life, after a 23 year drug habit I am now 15 months clean and just finished studying and about to start work, I can’t thank everyone at Foundo enough.
We cannot speak highly enough of the team at Foundation 61.
They have supported us and our son over a period of some 16 years.
They are truly dedicated Christian people.
Anything you donate to this cause, be it money, goods or time, will be well spent.
Foundation61 - getting lives back on track.
Before coming to foundation 61 I was in and out of psych wards and hospital, all I wanted to do was numb the pain that was going on in my head. I just didn’t know how to deal with past events that happened in my life and thought everything, and everyone was against me. I knew I needed a rehab, with the help of a case worker I looked around for rehabs and foundation 61 came up. I gave them a call desperate to get in that was on a Friday. They said come in for an interview on Monday I remember the interview like it was yesterday, I was very scared to spend the next 6 months working on myself.
Since starting at Foundation 61 nearly 8 months ago I’ve faced most of the issues I had in my head thanks to the help from all the workers at Foundation 61. I now don’t run to drugs or alcohol for a temporary numb and slowly but surely turning my life around one step at time.
Since finishing the program a few months ago, I was offered a job working on the House of Hope build 4 days a week. I’m so grateful for everything Foundation 61 has done for me in and out of rehab. It’s given me the second chance at life I don’t know where I’d be if I didn’t come to Foundation 61 .
“Hang out with winners, you’ll be a winner”
Foundation 61 was the beginning of something special for me. April 2018 I walked through the gates with no Idea what I got myself into. One thing I did know was the fact that I saved my life. I was born in Bendigo to a single mother. I did all my schooling in Bendigo where I met the drug ICE. Not having any idea what the substance was, I had no idea of the effects and consequences it would bring. By the age of 20 I had lost everything to the drug, all my material possessions but the hardest thing I lost was myself. Not only did I lose myself but I started to turn into someone everyone else wanted me to be. Every group I was whoever that group wanted me to be. Now at 24 years old I am now 4 months clean and every day is a reward for me, every day is an achievement, I’ve still got a long and tough journey in front of me and I am excited and determined to take on whatever challenge is in front of me.
I am 41 years of age, I had been taking drugs for 23 years I had a great childhood. At the age of 17/18 started going out to clubs with friends, starting taking drugs just for fun on weekends, then at 23 the love of my life passed away. I believed I had dealt with his passing. I started taking drugs more frequently and ended up in jail at the age of 33. When I got out of jail I found it hard to find employment, so I started dealing drugs which lead to 7 ½ years of selling and using ice. In November 2018 I realised enough was enough and got in touch with Foundation 61 via stepping up.
Since being at Foundation 61 I have learnt a lot about myself I am learning about who I truly am as a person, I have learnt skills to deal with my behaviour. I am learning that I am important and that I am worthy of a decent normal life. Through Foundation 61 I have be dealing with my partners death and have learnt that by taking drugs I was just blocking out reality and living in a world where I didn’t have to deal with my own emotions.
If it wasn’t for Foundation 61 I wouldn’t never have realised that could have a fulfilling happy life without drugs.