Our purpose is to provide and lead the Housing Agenda in North Queensland and advocate towards stronger more sustainable policies and programs for disadvantaged groups in particular Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Reverend Charles Harris Diversionary Centre

The Centre is a sobering up facility open 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year to provide alternatives to the Townsville Police Watch House for those who are at risk of incarceration or to themselves or others due to intoxication.

The centre is a 50 bed facility with 28 male beds and 22 female beds. Clients must be 18 years or over to access the centre.

The centre provides the clients with a safe place in which to sober up. Clients are offered the use of the shower and laundry facilities, are provided with a nutritionally balanced diet, encouraged to rest and are provided with basic first aid if necessary. Assistance is provided to those who are too intoxicated to meet their basic needs unaided.

Clients are closely monitored, and support offered where needed to ensure their wellbeing whilst staying at the Centre.

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