Rotary Central aids halfway house

A new community initiative to help drug and other substance addicts get back on their feet and reintegrate into the community received a donation of $4,000 recently from Rotary Central.

The Hope for Today Foundation offers a halfway house for drug and other substance addicts, assisting them with interim accommodation and a bridging program as they try to get back on their feet and find their way back into the community.

Rotary Central’s Community Service Director Naude Dreyer said the club was impressed with the foundation’s facilities – two adjacent houses with a parcel of land between them and a small cottage for the programme manager – and the excellent work the group was doing.

“We try to assist as many community projects as possible during a very busy Rotary year, and when we found out about the good work of the Hope for Today Foundation, it quickly became obvious that this was going to be a very rewarding opportunity for our club,” Mr. Dreyer said.

Bud Volinsky of the Hope for Today Foundation said: “It is difficult to express how grateful we are for the generous and timely contribution to our foundation by Rotary Central.

“Utility payments have been a concern in these early months of our Halfway House Bridge Programme, and this donation brings us a large degree of comfort, lending to our ability to concentrate on the primary purpose of the halfway-house initiative.”

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