CAAAPU A Place of Health, Hope & Healing
The Central Australian Aboriginal Alcohol Programs Unit (CAAAPU) was established in 1991 to assist Aboriginal people with Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation, and to provide ongoing treatment and education. The CAAAPU organisation provides counseling and treatment services at their residential facility in Alice Springs, Northern Territory with an 8 week rehabilitation program to assist victims of acute alcohol abuse problems.
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The CAAAPU Organisation is a not-for-profit Aboriginal Corporation which receives Government funding to deliver treatment, education and rehabilitation programs and is registered with the Office of Registrar of Indigenous Corporations. The CAAAPU service delivers health treatment to Central Australian Aboriginal men, women and youth, and receives funding through the Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH), Department of Health and Ageing and Aboriginal Hostels Limited to deliver Treatment and Outreach services.
CAAAPU was established over 18 years ago on traditional Arunta lands to the South of Alice Springs, originally to relieve poverty, sickness, helplessness, serious economic disadvantage and social distress of the Aboriginal people of Central Australia,
but has over time expanded its services to include Treatment and Outreach rehabilitation programs, cultural programs and counseling.
There are 48 Aboriginal communities who are members of the CAAAPU 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. Staff, who deliver counseling and other care services to our clients, are also offered both cultural awareness training and accredited training to update their drug and alcohol treatment, and counseling methodologies.