Calibre donates computers to help provide services to men and families in need

Calibre donates computers to help provide services to men and families in need

Under the leadership of Western Australia HSEQ Manager, Vanessa Saunders, 27 computers and associated IT equipment have been donated to Shalom House, a men's residential Rehabilitation Centre located in the heart of the Swan Valley in Western Australia.

A not-for-profit organisation run entirely by donation and mostly volunteers, Shalom House provides a holistic rehabilitation program aimed at helping residents restore aspects of their life, such as finances, relationships, employment, education and training for the future. 

The computers will be housed in a new administration building, which has just been completed, with two computers to act as servers and the rest to be used by staff.

George Nuich, Executive General Manager – Projects Division, said, “With Calibre’s donation, the provision of services to enable men and their families to develop key life skills can be continued and we would like to recognise the efforts of Vanessa in coordinating this.”

“At Calibre, giving back to our communities is an important part of how we do business,” he said.

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Shalom House residents and crew.

The program at Shalom is practical and hands on, with services available to anyone with a life-controlling issue, whether it be addiction to substances such as drugs and alcohol, or difficulties with anxiety, fear or emotional trauma.

Founded in 2012 by Peter Lyndon-James, Shalom House has grown over the years from a “one-man band” to now having a Board, which oversees the residential program as well as providing additional community outreach services for men in the Perth metropolitan region.

You can find out more about Shalom House and read about residents’ journeys at the Shalom House Facebook page

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