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Alabaster

History

 

The vision for Alabaster came about through a series of experiences Sharon Beel had over several years. It began when, as a pastor’s wife, she felt the need to minister to people outside the church. A friendship developed with a young woman who had come to the church only a couple of times. Sharon felt a strong drawing to walk alongside her as she continued to overcome drug addiction and financial disarray as a result of leaving sex work. Over several of years, a deep bond developed and her friend has become a strong Christian, a qualified counsellor and a wonderful example of love and wholeness. It was together that they felt called to reach out to other women struggling to exit the sex industry and drug addiction, and it was together that they began Pamper Van, an outreach group visiting brothels in Perth, WA. Through Pamper Van, Sharon began to take women into her home to detox them (under medical supervision). Along with the help of her wonderful husband and children, they assisted the women to gain healing and wholeness. Realising though that this work was too demanding and the women’s needs too comprehensive for any one family to give, Alabaster Community was founded.

 

Our Philosophy

 

Alabaster is a professional organisation founded on Christian principles. Clients do not have to be Christian to enter our program but ask they keep an open mind and attend activities. Our staff, while mainly volunteers are committed to best practice service delivery, continues improvement and professional development.

 

 

 

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