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  • Windana welcomes Law Reform, Road and Community Safety Committee report

    The Victorian Government Law Reform, Road and Community Safety Committee issued their report on 27 March 2018. Please take a moment to read the Windana statement that welcomes the findings and recommendations....

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  • National Alcohol Strategy 2018

    Windana has prepared a submission to the Consultation Draft for the National Alcohol Strategy 2018 — 2026. Please take a moment to review our contribution that will inform the direction and priorities of this Strategy....

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  • Annual Report 2017

    Windana is pleased to launch their Annual Report for 2017. The theme of this report is client impact. It brings together the reflections of our dedicated staff and volunteers delivering our evidence-based programs that we know are creating positive life change for every client who chooses Windana. Click to read our Annual Report...

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  • Medically supervised injecting centre – a win for the community

    Windana welcomes the announcement of a Medically Supervised Injecting Centre in North Richmond. Melbourne, Victoria, November 1, 2017 – The Victorian government announced on 31 October that a Medically Supervised Injecting Centre would be implemented under a two-year trial. Melbourne will host the second Medically Supervised Injecting Centre (MSIC) in the southern hemisphere following ongoing and regular fatal overdoses within Continue Reading...

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  • Windana Withdrawal Unit renovation update

    The major renovation works at the Windana adult residential withdrawal unit are progressing and we are working toward re-opening on Monday 13 November 2017. Our referral waitlist will start again on Thursday 2 November via the central intake and referral process.  The building and restoration work required to restore our St Kilda property has been extensive and included major roof repairs, Continue Reading...

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  • Windana set to expand and innovate residential rehabiliation services

    Windana has received Victorian Government funding to expand and innovate our residential rehabilitation service at Maryknoll. The Windana Therapeutic Community model will now accommodate 78 service users and introduce the Welcome House intake and orientation element to prepare clients for their experience.  ...

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  • Expansion into Regional Victoria

    Recognition of the Windana experience in helping people toward recovery from drug and alcohol (addiction/misuse) Windana has been appointed to operate a new 20-bed residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility in regional Victoria. The decision by the Victorian Government to invest in the Grampians region is in direct response to the increased methamphetamine use across the community and the need Continue Reading...

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  • Major works for Windana adult residential withdrawal unit

    Windana’s adult residential withdrawal unit in St Kilda will undergo major works thanks to a co-investement funding boost from the Victorian Government. Whilst the facility is temporarily closed, clients seeking treatment will be referred to other treatment providers Windana’s adult residential withdawal unit in St Kilda will be closing for a temporary period to undergo major works upgrade. The facility Continue Reading...

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  • Meet Our People: Clare Davies

    After four years in her role as Manager, Rehabilitation Services, Clare Davies is still waiting for a “typical day”. This week, there is a major accreditation and audit inspection of the Maryknoll TC and the constant demands of staying connected to her team of 25 staff as they work across Windana’s rehabilitation services including after-care and transition services; a regional Continue Reading...

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