Jarrah House (Little Bay, N.S.W) is a nurturing environment for the treatment of women with substance abuse problems. It is the only service in Australia where women may come to detox, and bring their children with them. Jarrah House Little Bay runs two residential programs and an outpatient support program as outlined below:
- Stabilise consists of medically supervised detox followed by a short-term rehabilitation program. The rehabilitation program runs for four weeks and combines groups using a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy group model with individual case management. Group work focuses on providing education on issues important for drug and alcohol recovery, such as communication skills, stress management, relapse prevention, relationships and information on the impact of substance use.
- Skills is a six-week program for women who are detoxed from substances and are interested in further behavioral skill development to prevent relapse and/or prepare for more in-depth therapeutic work. The program is drawn from Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and also encompasses groups designed to foster understanding or personal relationships, parenting experiences and physical and psychological well-being. The aim of Skills is to help women with substance misuse issues who have difficulty with regulating their emotions, behaviour, relationships and/or sense of self in order to empower participants to develop a “life worth living”.
- Both residential programs include case management, yoga, art therapy, parenting groups, mindfulness and relaxation groups, and gentle exercise.
Jarrah House Little Bay recognizes that drug and alcohol dependence is not only a physical problem but affects women’s emotional and spiritual well-being. Programs are aimed at empowering women to make choices that are right for them, by providing ongoing support and the opportunity to develop a range of personal skills. The center’s high quality, holistic approach to health care has been recognized by the United Nations as setting a benchmark for the gender response treatment of substance abuse by women and their children.
Jarrah House Little Bay child care and parenting services are unique. Children attending the unit with mothers are considered as clients. They are monitored on a regular basis and supported through a structured, child-centered learning environment. Jarrah House promotes the development of the whole child, including social, spiritual, physical and cognitive development. Child-care support and age-specific activities are provided seven days a week by early childhood child-care workers. School-aged children attend the local primary school on a temporary basis.
Maximum Number of Residents: 15
Age Range : 18 Years + (Including children up to 8 Years old)
Approximate Payment: 80 % Of Centrelink ($300 per fortnight)
Length of Stay: 21 Days + 6 Week program
Types of Treatment: Alcohol/Drugs/Gambling
Jarrah House (Little Bay, N.S.W)
P.O. Box 6026
P: (02) 9661 6555
F: (02) 9661 6595