- McGowan Government commits additional $200,000 of funding to Doors Wide Open in Bunbury
- Funding used to provide important support services for families dealing with methamphetamine addiction
- A total of $383,000 has now been delivered to Doors Wide Open under the McGowan Government
The McGowan Government will provide an additional $200,000 to Doors Wide Open in Bunbury to help deliver critical support services to families and individuals experiencing methamphetamine addiction in the South-West region.
The latest funding injection comes on top of the $100,000 delivered through the McGowan Government's Local Projects, Local Jobs program and almost $84,000 announced in April. It brings the total commitment from the State Government for Doors Wide Open to $383,000.
Doors Wide Open began as a Facebook support group, and established a drop-in centre in 2017. The service now sees up to 900 clients each month.
Its model of care ensures methamphetamine users, their families and peers are central to the planning, design and delivery of the service.
Since taking office, the McGowan Government has invested $244.8 million to address methamphetamine use in Western Australia through the Methamphetamine Action Plan.
This includes $9.3 million for an alcohol and other drug residential rehabilitation and treatment service in the South-West.
For free help contact the Alcohol and Drug Support Line on (08) 9442 5000 (Metropolitan) or 1800 198 024 (Country).
Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:
"We are proud to continue our support for Doors Wide Open, a program that has helped hundreds of families in the South-West.
"Tackling the meth scourge requires action on many different levels, it's not just a law and order issue. That's why it's so important that we continue to support grassroots organisations like Doors Wide Open, who have been successful in breaking the cycle of addiction.
"I'd like to congratulate the dedicated staff at Doors Wide Open, who work tirelessly to help families in the South-West, who are often at breaking point, to deal with the very complex issues associated with methamphetamine use."
Comments attributed to Mental Health Minister Roger Cook:
"Methamphetamine use can have horrific impacts on individuals, families and our community.
"The McGowan Government is committed to dealing with the issue, and we are proud to support grassroots organisations like Doors Wide Open. Their co-designed program offers vital support to people who need it most.
"We are determined to support families and the community address methamphetamine use, this will help make Western Australia a healthier and safer place to live."
Comments attributed to Bunbury MLA Don Punch:
"From small beginnings, Doors Wide Open has developed a unique local service, helping hundreds of families throughout the South-West dealing with the devastating consequences of meth addiction.
"I am regularly contacted by families who have benefited from the work of Doors Wide Open. Knowing how important this work is, and the difference it makes in the lives of local families, I am so pleased this funding is being provided to support the service into the future."
Premier's office - 6552 5000
Mental Health Minister's office - 6552 6500