Best life plan

Best life plan

Ms T was collected by staff from custody, on bail conditions, into Guthrie House in August 2015. She is an Aboriginal woman from a rural and remote location.

Upon entering Guthrie House Ms T asked her mother to care for her children whilst she was in the Guthrie House program.

Ms T had a history of substance abuse and was keen to lead a life of sobriety and move away from the criminal justice system. During her time at Guthrie House she attended alcohol and other drug counselling, Narcotics Anonymous meetings and reā€‘lapse prevention programs. The Aboriginal Support Worker worked alongside Ms T to keep her in contact with her family whilst she was in rehabilitation.

Additionally, the Aboriginal Support Worker accompanied Ms T to Bathurst Local Court for her court appearances, by driving there and returning to Guthrie House. Ms T completed the program and returned to her family and children. The Aboriginal Support Worker connected Ms T with community resources to assist her to maintain her sobriety.