Rehabilitation Recovery Program

Addictions and Homelessness

Rehabilitation Recovery Program at Sheltered by Grace

At Sheltered by Grace, we offer a specialised 6-month Rehabilitation Recovery Program designed to meet the unique needs of individuals facing homelessness. Recognising the intricate challenges this population encounters, our program provides a tailored approach to support and recovery.

Our rehab program goes beyond just a roof over your head. We provide a supportive environment with tailored programs to help individuals break free from addiction, develop healthy coping mechanisms, and gain the skills they need to find stable housing and secure employment.

This isn't a one-size-fits-all approach. Our program recognises that each person's journey is unique. We work closely with each client to create a personalised plan that addresses their specific needs and goals. Whether it's overcoming past trauma, managing mental health concerns, or developing life skills, we're here to walk alongside them every step of the way.


What Challenges Do Homeless Individuals Face?

Understanding the Challenges

People experiencing homelessness often face a range of interconnected issues beyond the lack of a permanent residence.

These challenges include substance use disorders, mental health issues, unemployment, and limited access to healthcare and social services.

Addressing these issues requires a holistic approach that caters to the unique needs of each individual.

The Numbers Tell the Story

Addiction and Homelessness Statistics in Australia

Many Australians experiencing homelessness wrestle with complex problems beyond just finding a place to live. These challenges are often deeply intertwined. Issues like addiction to drugs or alcohol, mental health struggles, unemployment, and difficulty accessing healthcare all become heavy burdens. It's a tough cycle to break free from.

Over 8.6%

According to the AIHW, over 8.6% of clients seeking specialist homelessness services in 2022-23 reported struggling with problematic drug and/or alcohol use.

Up to 43%

Also, the AIHW’s research suggests this number might be even higher, with some studies showing up to 43% of the homeless population battling addiction.

26% Rehab recovery success rate

Sheltered by Grace has a 26% rehab recovery success rate - far exceeding industry averages, we're demonstrably changing lives.

These numbers highlight the critical need for programs that address both addiction and homelessness. By supporting our Rehabilitation Recovery Program, you're not just helping someone find shelter; you're investing in breaking the cycle of homelessness and addiction for good.


Rehab Recovery Program Success Story

Watch Sarah's remarkable journey of triumph over adversity as she shares her experience completing our Rehab Recovery program. Sarah's story is a testament to the power of resilience and the profound impact of support from individuals like you. Your contributions and compassion have made a tangible difference in Sarah's life and countless others like her. Join us in celebrating Sarah's courage and resilience, and let her story serve as inspiration for anyone facing similar challenges. Thank you for being a part of this incredible journey.

SBG-Sarah's Story

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Personalised Care Plans

Each participant in our Rehabilitation Recovery Program receives a personalised care plan tailored to their specific needs. These plans are developed through comprehensive assessments conducted by our team of professionals, including social workers and counsellors.

The care plans include goals and strategies for addressing substance use, mental health, physical health, and social needs.

Mental Health and Counselling Services

Sheltered by Grace offers access to mental health support through counselling and therapy.

Our trained counsellors work with participants to address their mental health concerns, develop coping strategies, and build resilience.

Substance Use Recovery Support

Our rehab program provides support for individuals struggling with substance use disorders through counselling and behavioural therapies.

We focus on helping participants understand the root causes of their addiction, develop healthier coping mechanisms, and work towards sobriety.

Life Skills and Vocational Training

Recovery is not just about overcoming substance use and mental health issues; it also involves rebuilding one’s life. Sheltered by Grace offers our Life Skills 101 program to help participants develop the capabilities needed for independent living.

This includes financial management, communication skills, and daily living activities. Additionally, we assist in preparing participants for employment by providing job skills, resume building, and interview preparation.

Building Community and Support Networks

One of the core components of our rehab program at Sheltered by Grace is fostering a strong sense of community among participants. We believe that building supportive relationships is crucial for long-term recovery.

On our site, participants engage in various community activities and support groups, creating a network of peers who understand and share their experiences.

This community-based approach helps individuals feel connected and supported throughout their recovery journey.

Housing Support

Sheltered by Grace provides stable and supportive housing for our participants on-site, creating a safe environment where they can focus on their recovery.

Unlike the housing-first model, which places individuals in permanent housing immediately, our approach emphasises the importance of building community and developing life skills first.

Once participants are ready and have developed the necessary skills to sustain a tenancy, we assist them in finding permanent housing. This method ensures that individuals are better prepared for long-term stability and independence.

Sheltered by Grace: A Multifaceted Sanctuary

Sheltered by Grace is more than just a rehabilitation centre; it is a multifaceted sanctuary offering a range of programs designed to support individuals in various aspects of their lives. In addition to our Rehabilitation Recovery Program, we offer four other essential programs:

  1. Peer Support Program
  2. Overcoming Trauma Program 
  3. Life Skills 101
  4. Working through DV

Sheltered by Grace: A Sanctuary of Hope

Sheltered by Grace is a sanctuary of hope and healing. Our facility provides a safe and nurturing environment where individuals can focus on their recovery journey and overall well-being. Here’s what sets us apart:

Working Through DV Program

Our team is dedicated to providing empathetic and non-judgmental care. We believe in treating every individual with dignity and respect.

Holistic Approach

We address the whole person, considering physical, mental, emotional, and social factors.

Community Partnerships

We collaborate with local organisations, healthcare providers, and government agencies to ensure that our participants receive comprehensive support.

Ongoing Support

Recovery is a lifelong journey, and we offer ongoing support even after participants complete our program. This includes follow-up counselling, and continued access to resources.

Community Support

Our program is proudly supported by the Cecilia Kilkeary Foundation and the Sisters of Charity Foundation. Their generous grants enable us to continue offering high-quality services and expanding our reach to help more individuals in need.

More Ways to Get Involved

Support Our Programs

Want to make a positive impact? Sheltered by Grace offers various programs and volunteer opportunities to empower those in need. Explore the ways you can join our mission!

Sponsor a Homeless Person

Sponsor a homeless person today and be part of their incredible journey.

Sponsor a Project

Fund projects like creating self-sufficient gardens or infrastructure improvements to enhance our facilities and empower our clients.

Corporate Sponsorship

Partner with us to extend a helping hand, fostering corporate social responsibility and compassion within our community.


Every dollar helps! Donations allow us to continue providing essential services and resources to our clients.

Grow a Sustainable Future

Support our innovative syntropic garden project this September. Sponsor today!

Together, we can grow!

Why You Should Sponsor Today?

The Benefits of Sponsoring a Program
with Sheltered by Grace

By sponsoring a program, you're not just giving a handout, you're investing in lasting change. Here are just a few of the benefits of partnering with Sheltered by Grace:

Brand reputation

Enhance your company's reputation as a socially conscious business leader.

Tax deductible donation

Enjoy the satisfaction of knowing your contribution is tax-deductible, maximizing your impact.

Empowers Individuals

Receive updates on the impact you're sponsoring is making and see the real change your generosity creates.

Social Responsibility

Demonstrate your commitment to social justice and equality through meaningful action.

Inspires Hope

Witnessing the power of compassion is a beacon of light for those facing challenges.

Strengthens Our Community

By supporting individuals experiencing homelessness, we create a safer, more inclusive community for everyone.

Giving Hope, Building Lives

Join Us in Making a Difference

At Sheltered by Grace, we are committed to making a meaningful difference in the lives of those experiencing homelessness. Our Rehabilitation Recovery Program, along with our other essential programs, is designed to empower individuals to overcome their challenges and build a brighter future. If you or someone you know needs help, we invite you to reach out to us and learn more about how we can support you on the path to recovery.  

Together, we can create a community where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. For more information on how you can support or participate in our Rehabilitation Recovery Program, please contact us via email at or visit our website.

Shedding Light on Our Mission. Trusted by the Community

Dignity. Hope. Transformation.
Your Impact Matters.

Witness the power of transformation. Together, let's rewrite the story of homelessness in Brisbane.

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