Program Overview

The Windana Youth Community House (WYCH) is a residential withdrawal facility located in Dandenong.

The youth withdrawal unit offers a homelike environment for supported withdrawal from alcohol and other drugs. Length of stay is determined on the individuals needs but is generally between 10 – 14 days.

About the Program:

  • Staff at Windana work from a holistic approach, considering any medical conditions, mental health issues and your social situation, and how this links to your drug or alcohol use.
  • Case mangers work with you to set goals for continuing your progress when you leave ensuring they link you with external support services.
  • A team of therapists provide you with opportunity to try a range of complementary therapies including naturopathy, reiki, osteopathy, auricular therapy, art therapy and educational support groups.
  • Daily light exercise and recreation activities including swimming.

Program Eligibility

This program is suitable for you if you are:

  • a young person under 24 years of age
  • willing and able to participate in group and individual therapy and recreational and domestic activities
  • willing to abide by the House Rules & sign a client contract prior to admission
  • able to detox in a low supervision environment with an uncomplicated withdrawal history
  • able to bring current medications and scripts in with you on the day of admission.

Assessment Process

Make a referral through Referrals WYCH or  call the Intake and Assessment Worker directly on 03 97676777.