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Granting access to improved physical wellbeing

St John of God Horizon House in Broome will offer residents access to enhanced physical wellbeing thanks to a grant from Horizon Power.

2 Apr 2024

Young man using a weights machine

St John of God Horizon House empowers and supports young people at risk of homelessness to build the life they want by providing a safe and stable home. Our house in Broome provides support to young Aboriginal men aged between 16 and 22.

The $4,500 grant awarded to Horizon House Broome in January 2024 has funded the purchase of fitness and recreational equipment for residents to use at their leisure.

St John of God Social Outreach Manager Youth Services WA Dana Anderson said physical activity plays a pivotal role in health development and psychosocial wellbeing.

“Having access to gym equipment will empower the residents in our Broome house to engage in positive, enriching activities that support their physical health, and by extension, their mental wellbeing,” she said.

“The grant from Horizon Power supports the concepts of inclusivity and affordability by eliminating financial barriers often associated with gym memberships and recreational physical activities.”

The equipment has been well received by the young men living in the house.

“It means we can have access to gym equipment without having to pay for a membership and it brings us boys together to do something that makes us feel good," a resident said.

More information about Horizon House Broome is available here.