In the 1960s Pastor Frank Roberts, his brother Fletcher Roberts and a group of community members were concerned about the impact alcohol was having on the Aboriginal community. Their vision was to have a place of healing, a special place where people could have time out to work on their issues. After many years of hard work and lobbying government departments, funding was granted and Namatjira Haven was opened on 12th May 1979.
Today Namatjira Haven provides residential programs for Aboriginal men requiring assistance in dealing with substance misuse, abuse and domestic violence issues. The centre currently has 14 beds and is located on NSW North Coast 2.5kms from Alstonville. Our healing centre also provides outreach family health and wellbeing support services to family members of residents.
We are an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation.
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Namatjira Haven is an independent Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation which plays a leading role in empowering Aboriginal people to strengthen their health and wellbeing.
Namatjira Haven provides safe and secure Aboriginal programs and services, in a culturally appropriate manner, to support Aboriginal people and communities to address problematic substance use and related issues, and create awareness and motivation for positive change.