Sherwood Cliffs (Glenreagh, N.S.W) is the realisation of a vision God gave John-Pierre and Honi Reifler. John-Pierre had been leading young people to the Lord for three years in the Coffs Harbour District.
When Honi joined him in 1971 they felt God burdening them to provide a long-term place for these young people where they could grow spiritually and regrow physically and mentally.
After their marriage, the Reiflers were led by God to work in Western Australia amongst the Aboriginal people for five years in practical preparation for the Farm. In 1977 God miraculously provided the present 52 ha. (130 acre) farm to operate as a rehabilitation centre.
“SHERWOOD CLIFFS” is a REHABILITATION CENTRE.
We are not here to foster a gospel of “community living”, but a gospel of caring, compassion and love.
Our family oriented program of rehabilitation is an expression of our real concern for people.
Every year many people, some single, some married, spend a period of time at “Sherwood Cliffs” in this program.
They come from many different backgrounds. Hidden, but not hiding, in this tranquil environment and in an atmosphere of love, honest work and practical Christianity, they have an opportunity to find real answers for their needs.
While we recognise, and often use, the many avenues available for people in time of difficulty, we can finally only share the life we have found to be true.
Jesus Christ the Son of God, and His power, is the one on whom the miracle of a restored life is founded.
Know someone that needs help to overcome their addiction?
Please don’t hesitate to contact us!
Call us on (02) 6649 2139 to request an application form and begin your journey to recovery. If you are pregnant or interested in bringing your children with you please let us know so we can ensure you receive the relevant application and information request forms.
To apply for our rehabilitation program we require that you personally contact us by phone for a brief phone assessment and to request an application form.
Call us (02) 6649 2139
We require that all applicants:
- Have a sincere desire to change and be willing to commit to the process and length of time it will take for that change to occur
- Be over eighteen (18) years of age
- Have a history of drug or alcohol addiction
- Be committed to a drug, alcohol, gambling and tobacco free lifestyle
- Be committed to comply with all aspects of the program
- Be committed to completing between six and twelve months in the program
Each person is a voluntary participant and their rehabilitation is monitored to enable their best outcome. All participants attend our program with the intention of making changes from a life built upon addiction and the resulting behaviours. The process of their rehabilitation requires a he commitment from both them and our team who support each person through their recovery.
Each person is required to participate fully in the program and all are expected to make every effort to attempt all activities and to learn new skills. Skills which will enable each person to graduate from rehab prepared to embark on their life as a changed person.
We are a child safe organisation and have children living and schooling on our properties and the safety security and well being of our children is of high importance and we therefore cannot and will not accept any person who has a history of offences relating to children.
We will not accept a person who has:
- An acute mental health need that requires professional treatment in a secure clinical setting
- Previous charges or convictions relating violence and or aggression towards children
- Previous charges or convictions relating to sexual violence
- An outstanding warrant for their arrest.
How to apply
When applying for our rehabilitation program we encourage you to read through the following to familiarise yourself with the expectations and requirements of our program participants:
- Our Rules and Regulations
- Our Rules for Accommodation Services
- Our Admission Agreement
- Our Code of Conduct
- Our Child-safe Child-friendly Policy
- Parental Responsibility for Children
Maximum Number of Residents: 40 +
Age Range : All Ages (Families and Single Men)
Approximate Payment: $170.00 A week
Length of Stay: 6- 18 Months
Types of Treatment: Alcohol/Drugs/Gambling/Tobacco/Depression