Services covering the City of Greater Dandenong,
City of Casey and Cardinia Shire
Alcohol and Drug Services
Windana Youth Community House (WYCH)
Windana Youth Community House (WYCH) is a 6 bed residential facility located in Dandenong. Length of stay is determined on the individuals needs but is generally between 10 and 15 days. The Windana youth withdrawal unit offers a homelike environment for supported withdrawal from alcohol and other drugs. This may include medical and non-medical withdrawal and pharmacotherapy. The program includes medical and nursing management, case management and support services, complementary therapies – naturopath, mindfulness groups, exercise and recreation, individual counselling and group work including art therapy, nutrition, relapse prevention, harm minimisation and stress management.
Provides confidential alcohol and drug counselling and referral in Victoria. For people of all ages and backgrounds. 24 hours, 7 days, free and confidential telephone counselling. Professional, qualified counsellors. Information support and referral. For individuals, family members and others.
Youth Support + Advocacy Service (YSAS) is a leading youth health not-for-profit agency that enables highly vulnerable and high-risk young people with substance dependence and misuse issues, mental illness and social disconnection to take control of their health and wellbeing.
headspace Dandenong provides young people and their families with access to youth friendly counsellors, psychologists, GPs and other professionals who can provide information and support if a young person is: feeling stressed out or sad, finding it hard to cope, not sleeping well or sleeping too much, finding it hard to concentrate, needing support for drinking or drug misuse, being bullied, hurt or harassed or worried about work or study.
Engaging Families provides outreach and counselling support for families with children under the age of 12 living within Cardinia Region. Supports are targeted for people experiencing Family Violence as well as Alcohol and Other Drugs concerns and Mental Health concerns. Includes counselling, parenting support, outreach services, advocacy and group programs.
Mission Australia provides Free Employment Support with compassion and perseverance to help vulnerable people with a Disability, Injury, Health Issue, Mental Illness, Trauma, Learning Challenges, Physical Limitations and Addictions. Mission Australia is able to use its extensive network of employers and community relationships to place jobseekers into meaningful, suitable and sustainable employment and will continue to offer in-work support for a minimum of 12 months (or more when needed).
Further assistance includes resume writing, job searching, interview preparation, interview clothes, contact local employers, gain access to work experience and work trials, wage subsidies to employers (eligibility criteria), modification of work areas (when required) and much more.
Life can be difficult without a job and Mission Australia, a national Charitable non-for profit organisation, is here to help clients and their family (No waitlist).
Mission Australia is also open to referrals and collaboration with the local community. Andrea Savarin - Community Engagement Coordinator - 1300 883 067 or 0490 889 404