FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who is Eligible for the Service?
Any individual who is serious about working towards a drug free lifestyle – all cultures, all socio-economic backgrounds, average age between age 18 to 40 years, but people of all ages are welcome.
How Much Does it Cost to Access the Service?
B-Attitudes offers a free community service – Donations are welcome from those in the community to help towards the vehicle, running costs, fuel, book-keeping, etc. (See Donations page)
How do individuals apply for the prison program?
Individuals interested in the one-to-one prison program please personally hand write a letter to B-Attitudes Inc. PO Box 260, Wembley 6913, giving your story, info as to whether on remand or date eligible for parole. There is a wait list, and you may not get a reply but if suitable will be placed on a waiting list for assessment. NOTE: THIS IS NOT A RESIDENTIAL REHAB PROGRAM.
What Prisons are covered?
B-Attitudes prison visits are restricted to prisons in the Perth area, such as Casuarina, Wooroloo and since covid restrictions less often now at Hakea, Acacia, Karnet, although these prisons may be visited if demands change. We cannot offer a program in Bunbury or Albany or other regional prisons or prison farms, though we may follow up those on the program via phone if transferred remotely.
How do Clients Get Referred to B-Attitudes?
Any individual in the community can ring or text for confidential information regarding appointment and assessment – there is no need for a letter of referral. (See Contact Us) However the numbers we can accept are limited and we may not always be in a position to offer the service but will give alternative options.
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 the website, or WANADA directory.
How is B-Attitudes Funded?
B-Attitudes is funded by donations – these have been from community organisations, churches, 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 in recent years Federal Volunteer Grants.
The three founding directors have worked unpaid for 18 out of 22 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 than forcing opinions. Each founding member 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. The emphasis is on relationship, walking the walk, rather than on a religion.