The Rick Hammersley Centre Therapeutic Community (Cullacabardee, W.A) is located north of Perth, Western Australia on 32 acres of national bush land. Like Serenity Lodge it is also is apart of Cyrenian House which is a not-for-profit non-government organisation that has been operating within the alcohol and other drug treatment sector since 1981.
A four-stage program based on the Therapeutic community (TC) model, residents are expected to complete the first two stages of the program (16 weeks) in order to graduate.
To get the maximum benefits of recovery from alcohol and other drug dependency issues, the program encourages residents to complete the following third and fourth stages of the program (stay up to a year).
The Rick Hammersley therapeutic community, in partnership with Madjitil Moorna Choir of Aboriginal Reconciliation, provides opportunities for Aboriginal residents to reconnect with culture through song and language.
Our residential treatment services are available to individuals struggling with alcohol and/or other drug related issues. Our residential treatment programs offer a person-centred approach, focusing on overall lifestyle changes, not simply abstinence from alcohol or drug use.
his treatment model is based on a self-help approach that supports the community as the primary influencer for promoting positive personal growth. Residents actively participate in the program and provide support to fellow residents within a therapeutic community environment.
We operate three therapeutic communities in the Perth metropolitan area and a fourth therapeutic community in the South-West of WA.
Cyrenian House has been delivering specialist alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment services to Western Australian communities for over 38 years.
Cyrenian House continues to grow and adapt to meet changing community needs and our specialist AOD treatment services continue to diversify and grow accordingly.
The size of the organisation has grown immensely and we now provide treatment options to communities south of Perth through to communities in the Kimberley region of Western Australia ensuring that more people across the State can benefit from our high quality, effective treatment services.
We understand that problematic AOD use impacts on all Western Australians and frequently results in significant health, social and economic costs to the community.
We seek to prevent and reduce AOD related harm and provide effective services involving prevention, treatment and education to Western Australians.
To serve this aim, we keep abreast of changing consumer needs and leading AOD research and incorporate evidence-based practice into our service provision.
Our services include four Therapeutic Communities (TC’s), two Low Medical Withdrawal Units, a Residential Women and Children’s Program, a purpose built childcare centre, an Integrated Community Alcohol and Drug Service, a regional AOD outreach service in partnership with Milliya Rumurra, several AOD programs in a number of metropolitan prisons and a Non-residential Service offering individuals and families counselling and support.
We draw on a diverse range of approaches including the Therapeutic Community Model, 12 Step Recovery Models, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Systems Theory, Psychodynamic Theory, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Social Learning Theory.
Cyrenian House delivers proven expertise in leadership and coordination skills with particular emphasis on partnership development.
This allows us to work in a collaborative way with other organisations to assist our consumers to address issues such as housing, employment and education and provide support to access health care providers for both physical and mental health care issues.
Maximum Number of Residents: 40
Age Range : 18 Years +
Payment: 80% of Centrelink Payment
Length of Stay: 3 Months to 1 year
Types of Treatment: Drugs/Alcohol
Six priority beds are held for Indigenous Australians