Woodwynn Farms is our 193 acre organic farm for our therapeutic community for the homeless, offering an opportunity to change peoples’ lives with educational and work programmes based on responsibility, dignity, independence and the principles of peer-to-peer help.
The affection, understanding and support that every person receives are daily examples of the kind of selflessness that cannot be considered a simple exchange because it can only come straight from the heart.
There is no single, failsafe recipe that can save everyone, only a fundamental rule – Respect and Unconditional Love.
The road that people have to travel can be long and complex, but the aim is to help them become aware of their true potential. Outcasts that have been overcome by life’s difficulties are encouraged and supported through trust and dialogue. All those who enter Woodwynn will find a home, health and legal assistance and the chance to study and receive vocational training.
Work skills, Community, Self-Respect and a deep understanding of Sustainability are fundamental to reintegration into society.
Therapeutic communities, both locally and internationally, such as San Patrignano, Italy have proven lasting success rates of over 70%.
Founder and Executive Director Richard LeBlanc saw a 76% success rate in Victoria with his YEP program which helped 385 street youth transform their lives.