DAWN ISLAND GOSPEL DRUG ADDICTION TREATMENT CENTRE


This Centre was first established in Long Ke Wan, Saigon, in April 1968, providing a boarding faith-driven treatment and rehabilitation services to male drug abusers. With approval from the Hong Kong Government in 1976, the Centre was moved to Fo Tau Fan Chau, Saigon, and has continued to operate under the name “Dawn Island Gospel Addiction Treatment Centre” to this day. In July 2006, a South-Asian Ethnic Zone was officially set up on the Island, offering addiction treatment to South-Asian male students. With this, there are now three student groups on the island, namely, the Adult Group (aged 23 and above), the Youth Group (aged 22 and below), and the South-Asian Ethnic Group (for non-Chinese).

To guide our male students to recognize and accept Jesus as their Saviour, so that they will stay away from drugs with the help from Him, and their body and mind will be healed in a new life after going through these seven steps of life reshaping: 1. Reflection; 2. Recognition; 3. Decision; 4. Belief; 5. Obedience; 6. Practice; 7. Planning. Meanwhile, the treatment itself is divided into four phases: 1. Detoxification (first to third months); 2. Believing & Struggling (fourth to sixth months); 3. Stabilizing in faith (seventh to ninth months); 4. Consolidation & Preparatory (tenth to twelfth months), where the last phase is to be introduced at Wong Tai Sin Halfway House.

Service Recipients: Male (both Chinese & non-Chinese) drug-dependent persons, alcoholics, and addicted smokers;

Requirements:

  • No age limits;
  • Willing to receive gospel treatment in a boarding facility, and to learn to acquire Christian faith;
  • Deemed suitable for such treatment according to body check and overall evaluation.
  • Holders of valid Hong Kong Identity Card, and with the right of abode in Hong Kong.

Capacity: 60 students.
Boarding Period: Nine months or more.