Naturopathy and Methamphetamines recovery

Team Leader of Windana Health & Healing (WHH) and Senior Naturopath Sally Chick was a guest presenter in August at the Australian Naturopathic Summit workshop Naturopaths Working in a Community Health Setting. Sally’s paper Recovery from ice addiction: short and long term treatment...

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News from the Youth House

It has been a busy time at Windana Youth Community House (WYCH) where we focus on early intervention for young people between 12 and 21 years. Team Coordinator Kylie Weiss has been working to strengthen several groups held at WYCH. WYCH targets diverse areas of support including legal...

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End of Year Giving

We currently support more than 1500 people each year, showing them a new ‘way’. This Christmas, please support Windana so we can support our clients and the wider community. Your donation will assist us to show more Windana clients a way forward and to fund our holistic care programs,...

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ABC Melbourne Conversation Hour

Anne-Maree Kaser was a special guest on with host Jon Faine. Together with ABC Four Corners reporter Ben Knight and author/ journalist Luke Williams, a special special talkback forum on ice addiction and drug rehabilitation services discussed the many challenges facing those seeking...

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CEO Update September 2016

Dear Friends and Supporters of Windana, Welcome to the Spring quarterly newsletter that we have created to connect and share stories of our people, our work, the impact of what we do and what is happening in the wider treatment sector. It has been an extremely busy period of change,...

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A “Rather Magic” Choir

Anyone who has experience with volunteer coordination will understand how sometimes things work out, sometimes they don’t and sometimes things take on a life of their own. As part of Windana Therapeutic Community (TC) at Maryknoll’s residential rehabilitation program, an established...

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Meet Our People

Meet Connie Gardner, Manager of People and Culture who joined Windana in 2014. Connie left a much larger organisation with 2000 staff, to lead Windana’s team of 109. She was attracted to the alcohol and recovery sector and the unique services that Windana offers. “It’s such a high...

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Repairs Underway

Recent donations have allowed urgent repairs to commence on Windana’s head office. Floors have come up around a main kitchen/hallway area and it is safe to say the repairs were long overdue. It makes a real difference to make these improvements and serve our clients to the highest...

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TC Community Aussie Rules Triumph

Windana TC Acting Manager David Scott has a very welcome new display in his Maryknoll office – the inaugural Reclink Cup trophy. Members of the TC community joined the Salvo Hawks this footy season. “Some of them were playing footy for the first time and were really talented. We had...

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Windana’s Lead Role at ATCA

Windana is playing a key role at the Australasian Therapeutic Communities Association (ATCA) Conference in Melbourne in November this year. The conference will include a site visit to the Windana Therapeutic Community and a workshop on dealing with loss by Tom Regehr from trauma and...

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