Heartfelt House is happy to report that their project of refurbishing their group therapy room and kitchen areas for program participants is now complete. Located at Alstonville, Heartfelt House provides therapy programs for survivors of childhood sexual abuse in the Ballina and Lismore Shires, and the $2,000 grant they received from the NRCF has enabled a much-needed upgrade of the facilities.

‘We were able to update the group room with two sofas, a coffee table, a book case and a rug,’ said CEO Kate Loubet. ‘The positive comments we have had from participants reflect that the room provides a space that is fresh, calm and welcoming.

‘We also purchased two new matching facilitator chairs which are comfortable and look great too. The kitchen area has a new functional and practical table with eight modern chairs with matching chair pads and a table runner. The kitchen provides a friendly and relaxed space for the participants to use, before and after group sessions. The table is also used for art therapy throughout the course for painting, sculpting and drawing.’