CAAAPU Charter Information
CAAAPU is guided by the principle of the maintenance of sober practices. The Strategic Plan below sets out the key objectives of the organisation.
The Central Australian Aboriginal Alcohol Programs Unit was established to assist to alleviate the distress and suffering caused by alcoholism and substance abuse by developing Aboriginal community based solutions to these major problems.
CAAAPU was established in 1991 by local Aboriginal men and women who were inspired to assist Central Australian Aboriginal communities to overcome the problems of Alcohol and other drug abuse. The program exists to help Aboriginal people to lead positive, productive and healthy lifestyles.
Aboriginal led solutions and initiatives have proven successful and beneficial to Central Australian communities. The CAAAPU organisation is governed by an Indigenous board, and the majority of the staff are Indigenous.
There are 48 Aboriginal communities who are members of the CAAPU Aboriginal Corporation. The CAAAPU treatment programs are delivered through culturally appropriate ways and means for clients and residents. CAAAPU employs Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to assist our clients with their cultural, language and community needs. Our staff who deliver counseling and other care services and are also offered both cultural awareness training and accredited training to update their drug and alcohol treatment, and counseling methodologies.
CAAAPU continues to be a significant Aboriginal Place of Healing, Health and Hope, providing, and delivering special Aboriginal Alcohol education and rehabilitation services. CAAAPU has 48 member communities from the Central Australian region.