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Breaking The Cycle


Breaking The Cycle

The Breaking the Cycle (BTC) program is managed at the Reverend Charles Harris Diversionary Centre.

In 2010, the Breaking the Cycle program was developed in response to the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people regularly seeking sanctuary from substance abuse. Allowing clients to remain in the centre for an extended period gives them the incentive to become more involved with the programs offered.

All regular clients of Reverend Charles Harris Diversionary Centre are encouraged to participate in the Breaking the Cycle Program. If successful, they transition to Dale Parker Place, community housing or private rental depending on the client’s capacity to maintain a tenancy.

The centre works collaboratively with other services in Townsville homelessness, public health, Centrelink and rehabilitation services to obtain the best possible outcome for the clients.