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Shalom House is set to take over Oasis Resort in the Swan Valley, owned by Perth construction boss Gerry Hanssen.

The chalets will be rented by Shalom House for short-term accommodation at less than a market rate.

Hanssen is currently in the process of building a state-of-the-art resort at the back of the existing chalets which Shalom House will rent.

Shalom House is working at changing the lives of men and families in our community and I will support anyone who will help others get their lives back on track. The sheer volume of calls and the overflowing properties of Shalom House demonstrate just how big the issue of drug use is in our State and in the country,” said Mr Hanssen.

A joint study led by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission released in March found the use of ice had escalated across the country and in particular, Western Australia.

“Ice is a drug like no other that that our society has seen before, people are smoking it like they did cannabis not realising that the effects don’t just affect them but the whole family and in turn its structure. By the time they realise, it is too hard to turn back,” said Shalom founder and CEO Mr Peter Lyndon-James.

“We are struggling to keep up with demand for services, I carry around two mobile phones and they don’t stop ringing.

“I took in a fella who after seeing the Australian Story hopped on the plane from Melbourne and rocked up at my doorstep. What do I do? I can’t turn someone away when they come to me ready for change, begging me to help them.

“Every rehabilitation centre is full with a three to six month waiting list, people are committing suicide and families are being torn apart. We are 100 per cent fully self-funded, we don’t cost anyone anything and we make our community a better place to live,” said Mr Lyndon-James.

The ABC’s Australian Story ‘Breaking Good’ featuring Shalom House ranked seventh among the top 10 national shows on Monday, 10 April 2017.

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