Our impact Since we opened in 1979, more than 2,000 men have come through our doors looking to change their lives for the better. Data we have collected over the last 5 years shows that those who stay for 6 weeks or more: on average enjoy a 30% improvement in their quality of life (as measured by the WHO QoL8 index). on average experience at least a 40% decrease in anxiety and depression (as measured by the Kessler 10 scale for psychological distress). More than 90% leave here feeling confident about managing their life. Since 2013, we have helped over 300 residents pay off more than $500,000 in state debts and fines, easing the financial burden on themselves and their families. We have saved the wider community significant costs by providing men with an alternative to costly justice processes. And, by improving their health and well being, significant future health costs as well. More than 70% of our workforce identify as Aboriginal - who contribute more than $1 million dollars each year in wages to the local economy. Their employment matters to their families and the local Aboriginal community. But don't just take our word for it! Click here to read what some former residents say about their experience.