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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Winter 2016 Update from CEO Anne-Maree Kaser

June 2016 Dear Friends and Supporters of Windana, Welcome to the first of our quarterly newsletters 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 is a privilege to lead the...

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Meet the people that make Windana tick: Cheryl Bea

Meet Cheryl Bea, who works on the frontline of Windana’s work with the community, answering constantly ringing telephones at main switchboard. She needs the skills of an air traffic controller, caring aunt, lateral thinker and logistics expert all rolled into one to get through each...

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Tax Breaks and EOFY Giving 2016

Windana currently supports more than 1500 people each year, showing them a new ‘way’. Please support Windana so we can support our clients and the wider community. Giving is a very personal thing. There are so many ways to give – a one-off sum, monthly donations or others prefer to...

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Windana in the news

Read more about Windana coverage in major Australian media. CEO Anne-Maree Kaser on meeting the demand for treatment in The Age here. VAADA 2016/17 budget initiatives welcomed. Read here. Windana supports a new initiative for teenagers and young adults. Read more from The Weekly...

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Windana at major Australia/NZ drug conference

Windana’s Manager Withdrawal & Coordinated Care, Kate Graham was a presenter at Addiction 2016 on the Gold Coast in May this year. Her talk, Swimming for New Horizons – Building Residential Treatment Capacity for People Withdrawing from Methamphetamine covered Windana’s...

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What is the Windana Way?

Windana is a Koorie word meaning ‘which way?’; it refers to a crossroads, a turning point in life. Many of our clients are at a crossroads when their paths cross with ours. First and foremost, Windana has an open door policy. We offer a safe, caring, non-judgmental environment. The...

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Thanks to the Jack Brockhoff Foundation and Friends of Windana

Windana welcomes 48 clients at any one time at the Windana Therapeutic Community, south-east of Melbourne. The 40-acre residential facility requires continuous works and improvements. We have recently installed a new sewerage treatment system. It has made a huge difference to the amenity...

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CBA Community Grant

We are very pleased to announce that on Tuesday July 14th 2015, we became a beneficiary of the Commonwealth Bank’s Community Grant. Thanks CBA & thanks also to our Volunteer Kirsty for making it happen. The money will go toward new gym equipment for the kids at WYCH....

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Prepare for the silly season with safe partying resources

The ‘silly season’ is quickly approaching, so we’ve posted a roundup of Australian Drug Foundation safe partying resources to help people have fun and stay safe during the celebrations. Safe partying for all ages This fact sheet provides safe partying tips for party hosts and...

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