To facilitate change in men and women from dependent and/or addictive living to constructive living, using Christian principles, a therapeutic family environment and a professional application of recovery principles.
The philosophy of this programme is that addiction has a cause, a course, and a predictable outcome, but that recovery from addictions and compulsive behaviours is possible.
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Cross Roads Christian Community Trust Inc was established in December 1992 to:
In March 1993, the Trust began operating Cross Roads Christian Counselling in Newtown, Wellington, providing general and addiction counselling services. This counselling centre operated for 16 years. The Trust purchased Te Nikau Training Centre in 1999, and started the FreedomLife Addictions Programme, and a general and addictions counselling service
There are currently three members on the Board of Trustees:
Peter is the Director of FreedomLife. He has worked in the addiction field since 1983 and spent nine years as a counsellor and Programme Manager with the Salvation Army Bridge (alcohol and drug) Programme. Peter's qualifications; Cert. Addiction Studies, Dip. Ministry Development, Certified Substance Abuse Counsellor (USA) and MNZCCA. He is a pastor and Marriage Celebrant.
Mary has worked in communications with the Post Office and Air New Zealand and as a crèche worker. She does group facilitation, financial accounts, administration, and co-ordinates rosters, appointments, supplies, volunteers, meals etc.
Leigh has previously worked in administration and in family businesses. She works part-time doing counselling, group facilitation and supervision. Leigh holds a Diploma in Counselling (MNZCCA).
Charles is our Programme Manager and Counsellor. Charles worked in retail management before taking up ministry and counselling study. He has worked in the mental health sector, with young offenders, and in the addiction field with Salvation Army Bridge Programme (9 years) and the Drug Treatment Programme at Otago Corrections Facility (2 years). He has a Bachelor of Ministry, Post Grad. Diploma in Health Sciences (Addictions & Co-existing Disorders).
Val was a team worker at New World for 15 years. She has also worked in various administration and reception roles in church organisations, and Campground management. She has a Certificate in Cookery, Professional Cookery, and Patisserie.
Nicholas (Nick) Weekes - Nick arrived in New Zealand from Barbados with his family in 2016 and started work with us in early 2019. Nick has been involved in the Quarrying industry for over 20 years, including managing quarry operations and staff in the Caribbean, New Zealand, and Samoa. He has studied with Koinonia House Ministries. He is involved with property maintenance, recreation, small group facilitation, work periods, and other support roles.
Deborah (Debbie) Weekes - Certification in Book-keeping (NZ) Debbie is one of our support staff. She has had many years of experience in administration and accounts/book-keeping. Debbie’s particular passion is to help people realise and understand their unique worth. Debbie is involved with administration, accounts, small group facilitation, study, and other support roles.
We currently have ten volunteers involved in night sleepovers, lunch preparation, office work and practical work. Help is welcome. If you have some skills and time available on a one-off, occasional or ongoing way please check out the Support Us /Practical Support page.