Nexus helps out neighbour
NEXUS Infrastructure chairman of the board John Witheriff visited one of the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing’s most valuable neighbours, community organisation Teen Challenge.
Teen Challenge Queensland has been playing a valuable role in rehabilitation in Toowoomba since 2001, and Mr Witheriff was given a tour of the facility by its operations manager Craig Watson.
Mr Watson explained what the program offered to people in Toowoomba looking to recover from an addiction.
“The program aims to give young people a home, while helping them to not only deal with their substance addiction, but looking at the root causes for these addictions and helping them to work through their issues,” Mr Watson said.
“We aim to help them build personal coping strategies, increase their self-esteem, and help to build life skills that will ultimately help them reintegrate into society.”
As part of current renovations happening at the facility, Teen Challenge will be able to take in more vulnerable young men and women, and help them get back on their feet through
its rehabilitation program, thanks to the provision of 34 new mattresses as part of the Nexus Together sponsorship program.
Mr Witheriff said it was
great to see the TSRC project being able to help their neighbours and the long-term value it would bring to the Toowoomba community.
“Organisations such as Teen Challenge are so important for communities and from visiting their facility I can see the Nexus Together funding they
received will go a long way to enabling future support for those in need,” Mr Witheriff said.
The next funding round will be awarded early next
year. For more information on how your organisation can apply for Nexus Together funding, go to nexusTSRC.com.au and fill out the online form.
SITE TOUR: Nexus Infrastructure chairman John Witheriff (left) and communications and stakeholder director Sarah Delahunty (centre) are given a tour of the Teen Challenge facility by operations manager Craig Watson.