Kathleen York House supports women who are seeking abstinence based treatment after a long history of harmful substance dependence. We admit women over 21, without children or with children under 12. Many of our clients have also been diagnosed with mental health disorders.
For our program to be successful, each potential client is thoroughly assessed to ensure suitability to our treatment program. You will need to be at least seven days abstinent and at no risk of withdrawal symptoms upon admission. We are unable to admit women on methadone or buprenorphine. Our program includes: Individual care: intensive case management, individual assessment, yoga and meditation, living and social skills ,Court support and advocacy, pregnancy support, Clinical care, Mental health assessments and reviews, One on one counselling, group therapy, relapse prevention, psycho-education, Tresillian parenting skills and support, children’s health, art therapy
Maximum Number of Residents: 10 +
Age Range : 18 Years + (including children up to 12 years of age)
Approximate Payment: 80 % Of Centrelink
Length of Stay: 6 Months
Types of Treatment: Alcohol/Drugs/Gambling/Smoking
Dual Diagnosis Treatment
While all aspects of the program are compulsory, our program aims to cater to the individual needs and specific requirements of each client – including health, mental health, housing, Community Services, relationship and family issues.
We also help clients access other specialist services including allied health, psychiatric and legal services. While at Kathleen York House, our clients use services in the community including local general practitioners, schools and childcare centres.
Transition is the period between graduation from the KYH residential program and admission into Aftercare – usually about a month.
Because this can be a high risk time for women, as they move away from the structured residential environment, Transition supports clients as they re-engage with the community. Graduating clients have the opportunity to participate in all aspects of the residential program while establishing new routines outside the House.
Once they have completed the six month residential program and one month Transition, clients often choose to enroll in our Aftercare Program.
Aftercare offers graduating clients the opportunity to participate in weekly groups with other Aftercare peers, individual counselling, home visits and Tresillian parenting support if required.
Community Housing is also an option for some Aftercare clients, for up to 12 months.