Compass Project a not-for-profit social enterprise founded and operated entirely by people with a history of drug/alcohol dependency and offending backgrounds. Completely changing ones life is something that takes enormous courage and heart. We are proud to be in recovery and want others to find the same joy.
We raise the majority of our funds through our two 2nd hand stores and restoration workshop. All monies go back into the project to help and support our members address behavioural issues and develop core work skills.
Everyone involved in the project is given the responsibility and the trust to work at the stores on a voluntary basis and take advantage of this unique environment of shared personal experience and identification. This gives us the time we need to address the barriers we face when attempting to transition back into society after a life-time of addiction and crime. This also allows us to develop new skills, practice old trades and gain experience and references for our eventual employment.
Once the working day is done, we organise social events to renew hope that we can find fulfilment in sobriety. We collaborate on creative projects to once again feel inspired. We are a family and we grow together.