Outreach Programs

Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Outreach Program

Who is eligible?

Any woman, 18 years or older, experiencing drug or alcohol dependencies can access our Outreach Program.

Cost

Outreach services are free.

Referral process

Through Self-referral. Please contact (02) 6241 7233 and one of our workers will undertake a confidential initial assessment of your situation to determine your suitability.

The Outreach Program utilises a variety of tools and techniques that are underpinned by evidence-based research and offers clients access to the following:

  • Initial and comprehensive assessment
  • Relapse prevention groups including SMART Recovery Program, the Methamphetamine Program and Naloxone training
  • Detox info and education sessions (when an inpatient at Detox unit)
  • Pathways from Prison Program for clients in the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC)
  • “We Can” Smoking Cessation Program
  • Drug and alcohol specialist counselling and our Healing Trauma Group
  • Open-door-drop-in Service
  • Onward referrals

The AOD Service Outreach Program is a community outreach health service for women who have substance use issues. The Outreach Program gives our clients access to a selection of early and brief interventions and provides continuity of care to our clients.

Our team provides specialist AOD pre-and post-outreach treatment supports in flexible settings (phone, face to face meetings or group work) dependent on each client’s need. Our dedicated team also visit facilities such as the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) and detox units.

As part of the Outreach Program, clients are allocated their own AOD specialist case coordinator to develop their personal goals and an individual treatment plan.

In addition, our post-treatment Outreach Program offers clients an additional eight weeks to continue their case management support service with their case worker after finishing one of our residential programs.