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Vision and Purpose

Better futures for our families and community.

To bring lasting change to lives and communities
harmed by alcohol, drugs and related issues.

Welcome to Holyoake, a non-profit organisation that also operates social enterprises. Established in 1975, we continue to make a positive difference with a holistic, non-judgemental approach in a safe and caring environment.

We offer evidence-based programs to help people who are directly affected, as well as those who are impacted by someone they care about.

Learn more about the Holyoake Approach

We are funded by federal and state governments as well as through social enterprises, sponsorships, donations and bequests.


  • Holyoake was founded in 1975 by John Keating and Anita Day.
  • The name ‘Holyoake’ was derived from the site of an old settlement in Dwellingup, Western Australia.
  • We are not affiliated to¬†any religious, political or commercial organisation.
  • Holyoake does not discriminate according to gender, age, race, language, religion or sexual orientation.
  • We offer a range of counselling programs to help people who are affected directly or indirectly by alcohol, drugs or related issues.
  • Our offices are in Western Australia, but we operate¬†globally through our DRUMBEAT social enterprise.
  • We offer a range of corporate programs through our Wellbeing@Work social enterprise.
  • We work in close consultation with the community, government and other agencies to deliver holistic solutions.

Click here to learn more about our programs.