25 Oct Chronicle Counsel: OUTSTANDING AWARD FOR THE GLEN
We love highlighting local success stories and with an outstanding award for The Glen, we’re thrilled to share this update.
The Glen Centre has been named winner of the Outstanding Community Organisation of the Year at the 2021 Central Coast Regional Business Awards. The award was presented to The Glen at a virtual ceremony on October 8 attended by major businesses across The Central Coast.
The Glen will now be heading to Sydney to represent The Central Coast on November 26th.
“We are so grateful for the continued support from the Central Coast community,” The Glen CEO, Alex Lee said. “So many businesses have helped us through this COVID period from supplying food to giving our clients job opportunities. “We are very proud to part of the Central Coast community, and love playing our small part in making the Coast such a great place to live”.
Chairperson Coral Hennessy described The Glen as a “values-based” business.
“The Glen is a values-based business that constantly reminds itself of our purpose,” Ms Hennessy said.
“We involve the right people for the right reasons, and we are thankful there are so many Coasties who support The Glen in so many ways.”
The Glen is also excited and looking for more opportunities to work with the local business community to provide employment opportunities for The Glen’s Transition Program.
“We are always looking to work with businesses on The Central Coast to give our clients the opportunity to train, to get experience or get employment, ” case manager Ethan Mulholland said.
If you’re not aware of The Glen, The Glen was established on unused land at Chittaway in 1994. The site is located on 16 hectares and is now a modern rehabilitation facility with 35 residential rehabilitation beds (including 15 transition beds). The Transition Houses were established at the Chittaway site in 2010. These are Halfway Houses for men who have completed our basic rehabilitation program.
The Glen is staffed by 13 full time, part time and casual staff along with a team of volunteers. They are a QIP accredited organisation and in 2015 set a national benchmark for health and community standards, exceeding 6 of the standards.