b'We introduced a new rewards program, RewardingU, where shoppers earn points for every dollar spent at our op shops. RewardingU members can redeem these points on vouchers to spend in-store and be the first to hear about events, sales and new op shop openings.Were proud of our op shops, our staff and volunteers, our continued growth and thenew opportunities ahead of us in 2024.Supporting those living with drug and alcohol dependency.Catalyst is a five-week rehabilitation program for people looking for supportto stop or take a break from substance use following an initial period of abstinence. Since its commencement in Victoria, over 12 years ago, the program has supported over 1000 people to develop motivation and resilience to cut down their use of alcohol and other drugs and improve their health and wellbeing.The program consists of a range of activities that build skills and strategies for coping with challenging situations, developing routines and maintaining motivation using Motivational Enhancement Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.For the first time, Uniting is piloting this program in Tasmania. Thanks to the generous support of the North Hobart Uniting Church congregation, Uniting is able to run the program out of its property. This partnership allows us to expand Unitings services in Tasmania so we can reach more people in our communities.Bronwyn Pike, CEO of Uniting Vic.Tas and Adrian Webber, General Manager of Alcohol and Other Drugs, met with Catalyst program staff at North Hobart Uniting Church to tour facilities before the program commenced in November 2023.Pictured: Customer looking through clothing (top). Trust that it has worked for a lot of people Fire and Clay pottery products (middle).Archer, SLES participant at Uniting Op Shop in Brunswick (bottom). before.youve got everything to gain and nothing to lose. - Catalyst program participantPictured: Jeff Savage, Minister Hobart North Uniting Church; To locate your nearest Adrian Webber, General Manager Alcohol and Other Drugs; Uniting Op Shop, visit Bronwyn Pike, CEO Uniting Vic.Tas; Janae Roberts, AOD Counsellor; Emma Hooper, Manager Catalyst Programs;unitingvictas.org.au/op-shops Jeremy Pettet, Executive Officer Uniting Vic.Tas.Supporter Newsletter Autumn 2024 5'