Our staff profile: Lena Kashaeva

Changing attitudes and perceptions toward clients living with the effects of substance misuse The idyllic Mornington Peninsula is for some the ultimate get away, the weekender or even the long-held dream location to live. It is also the region of Victoria that is home to a growing number...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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CEO Update – August 2017

Dear Friends and Supporters of Windana, Welcome to our latest newsletter that we create to connect and share stories of our people, our work, the impact of what we do and breaking news from the wider treatment sector. I am delighted to update you on some major developments over the winter...

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