Who is Eligible for the Service?
Any individual who is serious about working towards a drug free
lifestyle - all cultures, all socio-economic backgrounds, usually
between the ages of 16 to 25 years, but people of all ages are
welcome. Also, the B-Attitudes service includes any relatives
or significant others who are affected by a loved one's addiction.
How Much Does it Cost to Access the Service?
B-Attitudes offers a subsidized community service – however in exceptional circumstances the service may be free initially. Donations are welcome to help towards running costs such as fuel, mobile phone calls etc. (See Donations page)
How do Clients Get Referred to B-Attitudes?
Any individual can ring for a confidential appointment and assessment
- there is no need for a letter of referral. (See Contact
How Do B-Attitudes Get Their Clients?
Most clients access the service by word of mouth from friends,
referral by church organisations or friends of B-Attitudes and
some by WANADA directory or website.
How is B-Attitudes Funded?
B-Attitudes is funded by donations – these have been from community organisations, businesses and private individuals. Over the past 10 years B-Attitudes have also been awarded grants from Federal Government which lasted 4 years, and 2 grants from Lotterywest, a philanthropic grant, and Federal Volunteer Grants x 2.
The three founding directors have worked unpaid for 10 out of 14 years that the service has been running, and other recovery facilitators have also volunteered their time and expertise around paid work elsewhere. See About Us for further information.
Is B-Attitudes a Religious Organisation?
B-Attitudes is an independent organisation which respects each
individual. The founding directors believe in showing their faith
by example and actions, rather that forcing opinions. Each founding
director is committed to following the example of Jesus Christ
who not only gave words of hope and healing, but also walked alongside
those in need (whether they believed in him or not), accepting
them just as they were with unconditional positive regard, but
holding them accountable for the way they lived their lives.