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To Woodwynn Farms Decision Makers,
I was recently fortunate enough attend a spectacular tour of Woodwynn Farm. I was taken aback by the sheer amount of research, love and care that had gone into creating such a realistic program to help rehabilitate those struggling with homelessness, addiction and mental health. The location itself is beautiful, the animals are obviously well cared for, the crops are rich in variety and quality. The market place is welcoming and accessible to the community. Above all, there is a high sense of dignity and respect for everyone. To date, Woodwynn Farm is the greatest rehabilitation model I have ever seen available to a marginalized population. A part of me is even envious I can’t reside there myself!
I find it incredibly disheartening to hear about some of the challenges Woodwynn Farm has been facing. This program is so important and so worthy of the support of Victoria and it’s greater community. Woodwynn Farm has the potential to save human lives. Not only enabling individuals to live longer, but also to live better. It has already helped many people do this in the past. Woodwynn Farm has an impeccable successful track record.
I recommend you seriously consider supporting this amazing farm through ensuring they are able to be granted the permits they need to house more individuals there. The ways in which Woodwynn Farm has been denied permits, whilst other projects are approved (such as a shopping mall in Sidney) are easy to see straight through. This ‘not in my backyard’ mentality has to end. Woodwynn Farm poses no threat to the surrounding community and I believe the reason they have been denied permits is based solely on fear and stigmatism.
I can personally guarantee I will never vote for any politician who opposes permits for Woodwynn, and I will be sharing this information with the greater community as well.
Please, I urge you, do the right thing. Our current norms for rehabilitation are not working. With the fentanyl crisis in full swing, we need to be looking to better alternatives to help those in need. You have the power to help save human lives. I hope you do so.
With sincere regards,