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To: Benalla Council

More beds for Odyssey House Molyullah

More beds for Odyssey House Molyullah

A planning application to expand Odyssey House Molyullah has been met with many objections from the community. I ask the Councillors to look beyond these objections and see the real issue of addiction and the devastating consequences it has on families.

Why is this important?

Addiction is a disease that affects not only the addict but their parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends etc. Without rehabilitation centres addicts will continue to die. At the moment there are 80-100 people waiting for a bed every week. Addicts walk beside us every day sometimes visibly struggling with life but on many occasions there are no visible signs of the struggle within. We can no longer put our head in the sand and pretend this isn't an issue. If this expansion saves one life it is worth it.

Tullamoor Park, 1619 Kilfeera Rd, Molyullah VIC 3673, Australia

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Reasons for signing

  • I have a lot of love and respect for circuit breaker and their staff
  • The wait times for a rehab bed is over 6 months and people are dying :(
  • I actually went here last year and in all honesty it's really sad how small it is there needs to be more bed... I actually loved it and best thing I ever done!

Updates

2021-08-24 13:56:00 +1000

Hi Everyone,
Due to covid restrictions this matter is being heard virtually on 25.08.21. Not the ideal way to get our point across but I am still committed to keep pushing for change.

2021-07-21 11:33:13 +1000

Hi everyone the council meeting has been posponed until August 4th due to covid restrictions. Plenty of time to get more supporters on board.

2021-07-13 19:04:59 +1000

Thanks again for everyone's support. This will go before council on wednesday 21st July,hopefully we can get a positive result!

2021-06-26 21:46:32 +1000

Amazing support from everyone. Even if this petition doesn't sway the councils decision at least we are all talking about the issues surrounding addiction and the availability of treatment.

2021-06-24 22:10:29 +1000

100 signatures reached

2021-06-24 20:15:25 +1000

Thanks to everyone who has already signed this petition.

2021-06-24 19:59:11 +1000

50 signatures reached

2021-06-24 18:33:32 +1000

25 signatures reached

2021-06-24 15:34:09 +1000

10 signatures reached