Merger of two alcohol and drug support organisations to bolster services across NSW and QLD
Queensland’s Lives Lived Well and Lyndon NSW are pleased to announce a merger between the two organisations.
Taking effect from September 1, 2017, the union between these two well-regarded, not-for-profit service providers is not so much about becoming bigger, but better, as they combine to bolster their services to continue their professional approach in helping people and families impacted by drugs or alcohol.
After the merger, Lyndon will continue to deliver services in NSW under the Lyndon name. On the surface, not much will appear to change. Clients will continue to see the same faces. Lyndon’s CEO, Ed Zarnow, will remain within the merged entity in NSW as the leader in that state.
Behind the scenes, the two organisations will be combining forces and sharing knowledge to improve their joint service delivery.
Mr Zarnow says the merger marks an exciting era for both organisations, as we work towards becoming leaders and innovators in drug and alcohol treatment. “Together, we will be better positioned and better resourced to provide best practice supports to people experiencing problems with drugs or alcohol,” he said.
Lives Lived Well’s CEO Mitchell Giles said, “We hold in high regard the support that Lyndon provides to communities across NSW and we are pleased to be in partnership with them, working with them to continue to provide a professional and compassionate drug and alcohol support service, spanning two states.”
Lyndon is a noted provider of drug and alcohol residential and community-based programs and activities across vast swathes of NSW. With their base in Orange – where they have a withdrawal unit, a residential service and community outreach programs –they also offer services north to Bourke, west to Broken Hill, south to Bega and into the Blue Mountains. www.lyndon.org.au
About Lives Lived Well
Lives Lived Well is a distinguished not-for-profit that provides drug and alcohol and mental health support in Queensland. They deliver a range of free community services from 21 locations in across the state, including face-to-face and phone counselling, outreach, group programs and support for families. They also run three low-cost rehabilitation centres and headspace Southport on the Gold Coast. www.liveslivedwell.org.au