Program Overview

The Windana Therapeutic Community is a 20 bed residential facility located in the picturesque location of the Grampians in Victoria. At Windana’s Grampians TC, the program is based on a stay of approximately three months.

The community as method approach utilised at Windana provides therapeutic and educational impact to residents who participate in self-help and mutual-help activities.

This is a non-smoking facility and support will be provided to not smoke during their stay.

When you arrive at the TC, you will be able to make one phone call to a loved one to let them know you have arrived safely. Otherwise, for the first two weeks, you will not be able to contact your family (except for dependent children) or other workers. It is important that you let them know this before you come to the TC so that they don’t worry about not hearing from you.

Residents must only bring what they can easily carry by themselves. As there is limited cupboard space no more than two bags or 1 big suitcase limit applies and a list of what to bring will be provided at assessment.

Personal shopping will be available once a two weeks of the program has been completed.

Program Activities

This program includes:

  • medical and nursing management
  • case management & support services
  • complementary therapies:
    • naturopath
    • yoga
    • mindfulness groups
  • exercise and recreational activities
  • individual counselling and group work including:
    • art therapy
    • nutrition
    • relapse prevention
    • harm minimisation
    • and stress management.

Program Eligibility

To be eligible for this program you must be:

  • 18 years of age or over
  • alcohol and drug free prior to admission
  • willing and able to participate in all TC group and work activities
  • willing to cease smoking during their stay at the TC.

Clients are required to bring current medications and scripts on the day of admission.

Access to external appointments during the rehabilitation process are limited and are assessed on an individual basis.

Admission Process

There are multiple ways to access our service:

  • ACSO Ballarat on Ph: 1300 022 760
  • community AOD support services
  • your local GP.

When the Windana Admissions & Care Coordination Team receive your referral, we will contact you to discuss whether you will benefit from our program.

A payment of $115 on admission is payable for the first week, after this, an ongoing payment of 78% of Centrelink benefit is required.

We provide a holistic treatment program that addresses the biological, psychological and social factors that lead to substance dependence.