In 1977, Eastern Goldfields Halfway House Inc. (EGHH) was formed. The first residential house was at 5E Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie (where the KCGM super pit is today).
The service offered temporary accommodation to male alcoholics who were homeless. Funding was provided by the Alcohol and Drug Authority from monies received from the Commonwealth to counter homelessness in the community. EGHH, a non profit, operated with a manager under the governance of the board members who were volunteers from church groups and the hospital in Kalgoorlie.
In 1982 KCGM swapped 11 Porter Street (a former bank manager’s residence) for 5E Hannan Street. Porter Street was referred to as Prospect Lodge because the recovered residents had better prospects. Services continued to target male alcoholics who were often homeless. The service continued to be run under the supervision of the board.
In 2008, the sudden illness of both the manager and the board president forced the service to close.
During this time, the premises was renovated and the service remodled to reopen in 2010 as Propsect Lodge.
The Drug and Alcohol Office (DAO) funded Prospect Lodge to deliver an alcohol and drug rehabilitastion service. This is a 24/7 services. Counselling was offered and programs started. Also a Coordinator, administration staff and support workers were employed. A board of management was formed to govern the organisation. The services was then also extended to include females wanting to overcome addiction issues.
Since 2010 the service has grown to include Transitional Housing, Cannabis Intervention and the Sexual Assault Resource Centre. Due to the expansion of the service it was decided to change our name to a more appropriate heading, Goldfields Rehabilitation Services Inc.