Harry Hunter Rehabilitation Centre

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The Salvation Army (TSA) is an international Christian movement, united by faith and giving hope where it’s needed most. Across Australia – in cities, country towns and rural communities- TSA touches every demographic and age group.  While involved in national issues they also work locally to bring hope to people who may be experiencing hardship or injustice.

TSA Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) services WA offers support across two sites. Firstly, clients are assessed at Bridge House in Highgate, and then, if they are suitable, they transition to a 13 week programme at Harry Hunter Recovery Centre in Gosnells. Late in 2017 the Harry Hunter Recovery Centre partnered with Make Smoking History (MSH) to help make smoking cessation part of their routine care, and to increase access to smoke-free areas across the site.

By working with MSH, both organisations strive to achieve TSA mission to build healthy communities.

Residents often experience many complex issues and illnesses as a result of addiction. By reducing expendable income, the use of tobacco contributes to social inequality and poverty, and limits housing options. TSA seeks to impact some of these issues and improve health and well-being outcomes by addressing tobacco use within AOD Services WA.

We are proud of the changes we have made to address tobacco over the past few years. Clients can only smoke outside of group sessions in one of two designated areas on our property, (one area for males and a separate area for females). E-cigarettes are considered contraband and are not permitted during a clients’ stay.

Picture of a pagola overlooking a lake with the caption "One of the areas at Harry Hunter that is now designated smoke-free."
One of the areas at Harry Hunter that is now designated smoke-free

Staff routinely ask clients about their tobacco use and offer them free stop smoking medication as part of an initiative through Homeless Healthcare. Data is currently being collected which will detail the uptake of this medication.


Click on each of the priority areas below to find out what Harry Hunters Residential Care is achieving.


If you have already started making smoking history at your service, we want to hear from you! Sharing stories is a great way for us to learn from each other and broaden our impact. Contact us today.

Note: Only stories that meet our program principles can be shared on our website and in our e-news.

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