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“I was desperate and had more or less hit rock bottom. If it hadn’t been for Sherwood I may not have found Christ. I discovered he had his hand on me and he did a work in me that changed my life forever.”


Lives changed and futures re-claimed.

Often when people think of rehab they picture something clinical, a hospital like setting. Here at Sherwood, rehab looks a little different from this. Nestled at the base of a 100m sandstone cliff is our centre, established in 1978 by John and Honi Reifler, with the sole purpose of seeing lives changes and people set free from addiction.

We are a Christian residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre for men and families.

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Meet Colin and
Chantal Kemsley.

In 2007, we felt called to work at Sherwood and we simply had no idea of what God had in store. Almost 14 years on and we continue to be amazed when we see a life transformed in front of us.

A key aim is to provide opportunity to experience new things and learn new skills to use in the future for a sustainable life with purpose and broader work options.

We are looking forward to what God has instore for 2022.

Colin & Chantal

About Sherwood Cliffs

We are not here to foster a gospel of “community living”, but a gospel of caring, compassion and love. Our family orientated program of rehabilitation is an expression of our holistic concern for people. Sherwood Cliffs has the capacity to cater for up to eight single men and two legally married couples (with up to 4 children, aged from birth to 10 years).

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Sherwood is a Christian Community

Some come to receive, some to give, some to learn, some come just to look and to share our hospitality. Here, many have had problems resolved, pressures lifted and new visions imparted. Each person residing on a Sherwood property is encouraged to participate in all aspects of community life, including meal times, work programs and outings.

Sherwood Cliffs Rehabilitation Centre

Sherwood is family

At Sherwood we live together, work together and share together. We aim to provide a family orientated environment where unconditional love and acceptance is evident; where family relationships are re-developed and where wider support networks are developed to enable a smooth transition to living in the wider community once rehabilitation is complete.

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Sherwood is home

Sherwood is home to our volunteers living on site, to our program participants and to our many guests who come to stay with us. As we live together we learn to live with one another, we learn to appreciate our similarities and differences as we share life with others.

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Sherwood is industry

Sherwood Cliffs is a farm that provides a substantial amount of produce for both centres. With an established orchard, dairy, large vegetable gardens, chickens and cattle to tend to, the program revolves heavily around an active farm work routine, as it is our desire to be as self supporting as possible.

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