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Hello from the team at Windana youth detox. On this page we'll tell you about our program in Dandenong for people aged up to 24.

Fast facts

  • Program type: Alcohol/drug detox for people aged up to 24
  • Program length: 10 to 14 days (approx.)
  • Location: Dandenong
  • Cost: Free
  • Referral Contact DirectLine, your local Intake & Assessment service or speak to your doctor

Watch the video: A tour of Windana Youth Community House

What is Windana youth detox?

We’re Windana’s alcohol and other drug detox program especially for young people.

We offer a “residential” program where people stay with us for up to two weeks.

Where?

Our program takes place at Windana Youth Community House in Dandenong (Bunurong Country).

We make sure the house is comfortable and welcoming for each young person coming to do a detox program with us.

We have shared bedrooms, a comfortable lounge, kitchen, gym and backyard with deck and a basketball hoop. We’re also near parks where we head to for walks and fun.

Here are some photos of our house and the garden.

What happens during the program?

Most people stay with us for 10 to 14 days.

During that time, we’ll provide:

  • A safe, supportive and friendly place while you detox from alcohol/drugs
  • Support from our nurses and doctor
  • A session with our naturopath who can prescribe herbal and nutritional supplements for you
  • Time with a Case Worker who will help you work towards your goals
  • Group sessions in Art Therapy, healthy eating, meditation and yoga
  • Education groups in Harm Reduction, Relapse Prevention and Stress Management
  • Light exercise (and personal training)
  • Downtime to relax.

If you haven’t watched our Video Tour yet, check it out for more info!

Who works there?

The Windana youth detox team has Support Workers, Case Managers, nurses and other practitioners. We’re all committed to making sure you feel safe, and at home. You’re welcome to talk to staff at any time to make sure you’re feeling supported.

Eligibility: Is Windana youth detox for me?

Before coming to Windana youth, we’ll make sure we are the right service for you.

Windana youth may be suitable if you are:

  • 24 years old or younger
  • Able to stay in a shared space, including shared rooms
  • Able to participate in groups and activities

Are you aged 18 or over? You might also be interested in our adult residential detox program in St Kilda.

We also offer a detox at home service for people over 18.

How do I get referred?

If you’re ready to get help for alcohol and other drugs, here are three ways you can get referred to the right service.

  • Contact DirectLine on 1800 888 236 (available 24/7) or at www.directline.org.au. This is Victoria’s main referral hub for alcohol and other drug treatment.
  • Contact your local Intake and Assessment service – Find the service on this list that mentions the area where you live.
  • Speak to your doctor or another worker you trust.

When you speak to DirectLine or your local Intake and Assessment service, they will get to know you better and help identify your needs.
This is when you will get referred to the actual treatment programs or services. You can tell them that you wish to be referred to Windana’s youth detox (withdrawal) service in Dandenong.

We also accept referrals from GPs (doctors), youth workers, etc., so please feel free to talk with a worker you trust about getting referred to us.

For more information, you can also call Windana Monday to Friday, 9:00am-4:30pm on 03 9529 7955.

If you’re referred to us and are coming to stay, we will be in touch to make sure you have everything you need.

Top 5 questions about Windana youth detox

Are phones and social media allowed?
You can have your phone on you without its SIM. Our program gives you a break from social media. You can make two calls a day to safe contacts from day three.

What would I eat?
We make heathy, tasty food with limited sugar to help support your withdrawal. Typical dinners include zucchini slice, tacos and homemade pizza. You’re encouraged to help us out in the kitchen too!

Will I share a room?
We have shared bedrooms – so most likely you’ll be sharing with another client unless it’s super quiet.

Can I have visitors?
So you have space to focus on your program, we don’t usually allow visitors. However, your family, friends etc. can arrange with us to drop something off if you need it.

Is smoking allowed?
Yes, however we can provide support to cut down or stop.

Client messages

Here are some words from young people who have stayed with us before. Whilst their life stories and experiences are as unique as yours, we’re sharing their voices as a reminder that you’re not alone and that positive change is possible.

“I am so glad I chose this withdrawal program. The amount of support you have all given me has been incredible… These two weeks have made me see how much I deserve a better life. I may be scared but that doesn’t make it impossible. Windana taught me that.”

“You’ve helped me to the next steps of recovery and also just general life with healthy eating and me recognising things about myself I never knew. I have taken so much out of this withdrawal and left with even more. Thank you so much for helping me get my life together.”

More information

Click below to download a two-page leaflet about our program.

This leaflet includes most of the information on this page.

Download the Windana Youth Community House leaflet

File size is approximately 2MB.

Last Updated on October 9, 2023
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Detox for young people (Dandenong)

Hello from the team at Windana youth detox. On this page we'll tell you about our program in Dandenong for people aged up to 24..

Fast facts.

  • Program type: Alcohol/drug detox for people aged up to 24
  • Program length: 10 to 14 days (approx.)
  • Location: Dandenong
  • Cost: Free
  • Referral Contact DirectLine, your local Intake & Assessment service or speak to your doctor

Watch the video: A tour of Windana Youth Community House.

What is Windana youth detox?.

We’re Windana’s alcohol and other drug detox program especially for young people.

We offer a “residential” program where people stay with us for up to two weeks.

Where?

Our program takes place at Windana Youth Community House in Dandenong (Bunurong Country).

We make sure the house is comfortable and welcoming for each young person coming to do a detox program with us.

We have shared bedrooms, a comfortable lounge, kitchen, gym and backyard with deck and a basketball hoop. We’re also near parks where we head to for walks and fun.

Here are some photos of our house and the garden.

What happens during the program?.

Most people stay with us for 10 to 14 days.

During that time, we’ll provide:

  • A safe, supportive and friendly place while you detox from alcohol/drugs
  • Support from our nurses and doctor
  • A session with our naturopath who can prescribe herbal and nutritional supplements for you
  • Time with a Case Worker who will help you work towards your goals
  • Group sessions in Art Therapy, healthy eating, meditation and yoga
  • Education groups in Harm Reduction, Relapse Prevention and Stress Management
  • Light exercise (and personal training)
  • Downtime to relax.

If you haven’t watched our Video Tour yet, check it out for more info!

Who works there?

The Windana youth detox team has Support Workers, Case Managers, nurses and other practitioners. We’re all committed to making sure you feel safe, and at home. You’re welcome to talk to staff at any time to make sure you’re feeling supported.

Eligibility: Is Windana youth detox for me?.

Before coming to Windana youth, we’ll make sure we are the right service for you.

Windana youth may be suitable if you are:

  • 24 years old or younger
  • Able to stay in a shared space, including shared rooms
  • Able to participate in groups and activities

Are you aged 18 or over? You might also be interested in our adult residential detox program in St Kilda.

We also offer a detox at home service for people over 18.

How do I get referred?.

If you’re ready to get help for alcohol and other drugs, here are three ways you can get referred to the right service.

  • Contact DirectLine on 1800 888 236 (available 24/7) or at www.directline.org.au. This is Victoria’s main referral hub for alcohol and other drug treatment.
  • Contact your local Intake and Assessment service – Find the service on this list that mentions the area where you live.
  • Speak to your doctor or another worker you trust.

When you speak to DirectLine or your local Intake and Assessment service, they will get to know you better and help identify your needs.
This is when you will get referred to the actual treatment programs or services. You can tell them that you wish to be referred to Windana’s youth detox (withdrawal) service in Dandenong.

We also accept referrals from GPs (doctors), youth workers, etc., so please feel free to talk with a worker you trust about getting referred to us.

For more information, you can also call Windana Monday to Friday, 9:00am-4:30pm on 03 9529 7955.

If you’re referred to us and are coming to stay, we will be in touch to make sure you have everything you need.

Top 5 questions about Windana youth detox.

Are phones and social media allowed?
You can have your phone on you without its SIM. Our program gives you a break from social media. You can make two calls a day to safe contacts from day three.

What would I eat?
We make heathy, tasty food with limited sugar to help support your withdrawal. Typical dinners include zucchini slice, tacos and homemade pizza. You’re encouraged to help us out in the kitchen too!

Will I share a room?
We have shared bedrooms – so most likely you’ll be sharing with another client unless it’s super quiet.

Can I have visitors?
So you have space to focus on your program, we don’t usually allow visitors. However, your family, friends etc. can arrange with us to drop something off if you need it.

Is smoking allowed?
Yes, however we can provide support to cut down or stop.

Client messages.

Here are some words from young people who have stayed with us before. Whilst their life stories and experiences are as unique as yours, we’re sharing their voices as a reminder that you’re not alone and that positive change is possible.

“I am so glad I chose this withdrawal program. The amount of support you have all given me has been incredible… These two weeks have made me see how much I deserve a better life. I may be scared but that doesn’t make it impossible. Windana taught me that.”

“You’ve helped me to the next steps of recovery and also just general life with healthy eating and me recognising things about myself I never knew. I have taken so much out of this withdrawal and left with even more. Thank you so much for helping me get my life together.”

More information.

Click below to download a two-page leaflet about our program.

This leaflet includes most of the information on this page. .

Download the Windana Youth Community House leaflet.

File size is approximately 2MB..

Detox for young people (Dandenong)

Hello from the team at Windana youth detox. On this page we’ll tell you about our program in Dandenong for people aged up to 24.

Fast facts.

  • Program type
    Alcohol/drug detox for people aged up to 24
  • Program length
    10 to 14 days (approx.)
  • Location
    Dandenong
  • Cost
    Free
  • Referral
    Contact DirectLine, your local Intake & Assessment service or speak to your doctor

Watch the video: A tour of Windana Youth Community House.

What is Windana youth detox?

We’re Windana’s alcohol and other drug detox program especially for young people.

We offer a “residential” program where people stay with us for up to two weeks.

Where?

Our program takes place at Windana Youth Community House in Dandenong (Bunurong Country).

We make sure the house is comfortable and welcoming for each young person coming to do a detox program with us.

We have shared bedrooms, a comfortable lounge, kitchen, gym and backyard with deck and a basketball hoop. We’re also near parks where we head to for walks and fun.

Here are some photos of our house and the garden.

What happens during the program?

Most people stay with us for 10 to 14 days.

During that time, we’ll provide

  • A safe, supportive and friendly place while you detox from alcohol/drugs
  • Support from our nurses and doctor
  • A session with our naturopath who can prescribe herbal and nutritional supplements for you
  • Time with a Case Worker who will help you work towards your goals
  • Group sessions in Art Therapy, healthy eating, meditation and yoga
  • Education groups in Harm Reduction, Relapse Prevention and Stress Management
  • Light exercise (and personal training)
  • Downtime to relax.

If you haven’t watched our Video Tour yet, check it out for more info!

Who works there?

The Windana youth detox team has Support Workers, Case Managers, Nurses and other practitioners. We’re all committed to making sure you feel safe, and at home. You’re welcome to talk to staff at any time to make sure you’re feeling supported.

Eligibility: Is Windana youth detox for me?

Before coming to Windana youth, we’ll make sure we are the right service for you.

Windana youth may be suitable if you are

  • 24 years old or younger
  • Able to stay in a shared space, including shared rooms
  • Able to participate in groups and activities

Are you 18 or over? You might also be interested in our adult residential detox program in St Kilda.

We also offer a detox at home service for people over 18.

How do I get referred?

If you’re ready to get help for alcohol and other drugs, here are three ways you can get referred to the right service.

  • Contact DirectLine on 1800 888 236 (available 24/7) or at www.directline.org.au. This is Victoria’s main referral hub for alcohol and other drug treatment.
  • Contact your local Intake and Assessment service – Find the service on this list that mentions the area where you live.
  • Speak to your doctor or another worker you trust.

When you speak to DirectLine or your local Intake and Assessment service, they will get to know you better and help identify your needs.
This is when you will get referred to the actual treatment programs or services. You can tell them that you wish to be referred to Windana’s youth detox (withdrawal) service in Dandenong.

We also accept referrals from GPs (doctors), youth workers, etc., so please feel free to talk with a worker you trust about getting referred to us.

For more information, you can also call Windana Monday to Friday, 9:00am-4:30pm on 03 9529 7955.

If you’re referred to us and are coming to stay, we will be in touch to make sure you have everything you need.

Top 5 questions about Windana youth detox.

Are phones and social media allowed?
You can have your phone on you without its SIM. Our program gives you a break from social media. You can make two calls a day to safe contacts from day three.

What would I eat?
We make heathy, tasty food with limited sugar to help support your withdrawal. Typical dinners include zucchini slice, tacos and homemade pizza. You’re encouraged to help us out in the kitchen too!

Will I share a room?
We have shared bedrooms – so most likely you’ll be sharing with another client unless it’s super quiet.

Can I have visitors?
So you have space to focus on your program, we don’t usually allow visitors. However, your family, friends etc. can arrange with us to drop something off if you need it.

Is smoking allowed?
Yes, however we can provide support to cut down or stop.

Client messages.

Here are some words from young people who have stayed with us before. Whilst their life stories and experiences are as unique as yours, we’re sharing their voices as a reminder that you’re not alone and that positive change is possible.

“I am so glad I chose this withdrawal program. The amount of support you have all given me has been incredible… These two weeks have made me see how much I deserve a better life. I may be scared but that doesn’t make it impossible. Windana taught me that.”

“You’ve helped me to the next steps of recovery and also just general life with healthy eating and me recognising things about myself I never knew. I have taken so much out of this withdrawal and left with even more. Thank you so much for helping me get my life together.”

More information.

Click below to download a two-page leaflet about our program.

This leaflet includes most of the information on this page. .

Download a Windana youth detox leaflet.

File size is approximately 810 KB