What is Destiny Haven?
DESTINY HAVEN – helping women fulfill their destiny
Destiny Haven is a residential place of healing for women whose lives have been shattered by life controlling illnesses such as drug and alcohol addiction, eating disorders and, self-harm. Destiny provides the professional, physical and emotional nurturing needed to restore the health and capacity of women. Destiny’s goal is to equip vulnerable women with the tools and support they need to lead productive and fulfilling lifestyles.
It is a safe haven – a place for women to regroup, breath and heal. The caring and experienced volunteer staff members live on-site and are available 24/7 to help clients overcome the legacy of past traumas and to help them move forward in freedom and renewal. Destiny Haven’s recovery program is long term (9-12 months): clients’ deep emotional, spiritual, social, and practical needs are addressed with the aim of empowering them to establish and fulfil their own destiny. Clients live in a warm and caring family environment: they share daily life and support each other along the journey of recovery. They are actively engaged, as members of the Destiny family, in running their ‘home’ and participating in structured programs and counselling to aid their recovery.
Destiny is set on a picturesque 42 acre property nestled in the peaceful Hunter Valley in NSW, Australia (between Dungog and Clarence Town). In addition to offering residential accommodation for up to 15 clients, the Destiny Haven property boasts a productive vegetable garden, swimming pool and staff accommodation housing.
STRIVING FOR SUSTAINABILITY – BUILDING CAPACITY
Destiny operates two social enterprises to generate income to fund service delivery and, as importantly, provide employability skills training opportunities for clients. One of the social enterprises, The Diamond Collection, involves the boutique manufacturing of handmade Belgian chocolates, organic preserves, handmade jewelry and designer nightwear. The other is a tourism accommodation business, ValleyView Luxury Retreat.