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Community Healthfulness Cooperative
Community Healthfulness Cooperative
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Healseville rd, Yarra Glen, Victoria, AU
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Cool Temperate

Ben Rhodes Kerri Paine Nick Meinhold Patrick Tale Rome  Banks
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Community Healthfulness Cooperative

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Intentional Communities

Project Summary

Our co-operative is a non-for-profit space owned and controlled by the people who use its services, and who, by working together, can reach an objective unattainable by acting alone. Together we can turn tragedy and adversity into a new beginning.

Project Description

We are a co-operative providing a community where people can rebuild their physical, mental and spiritual health in a supportive environment, where they can take sanctuary from hardship in their daily lives and learn skills that can help them take control and overcome the challenges that confront them.

We are providing this for people struggling to cope with their circumstances, particularly people experiencing mental illness.

Using a co-operative model, we discard the outworn paradigm of service provider and beneficiary as two separate and distinct entities.  We operate as a group of equals where each member is responsible for the health and wellbeing of the entire cooperative.  We respect the difficulties each individual is facing, whilst having the respect to treat them as a partner in the construction of their desired lives.


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